Award is a testament to the Programme's unique treatment of woman's issues.

23 November 2007: The Al Jazeera English programme Everywoman was awarded the "Editors' Award" at the Association of International Broadcasting Media Awards Ceremony 2007 in London. The programme, noted for its in-depth focus of issues important to women around the world, was heralded by the judges for its unique and sensitive treatment of difficult subjects.

In reaching their decision, the judges noted that Everywoman is "uncompromising in its approach, and digs deeper on often sensitive subjects to uncover the stories that women want told." 

The Managing Director of Al Jazeera English, Nigel Parsons, was particularly pleased with the accolades received by the Everywoman team. "For me, the Editors’ Award is the most pleasing recognition that Everywoman and Al Jazeera English can receive, as it allows the judges themselves to nominate the programme they feel merits special acknowledgement. This is a testament to the hard work of the Everywoman team and highlights unique contribution of Al Jazeera English to global news," Parsons said.

The show, hosted by Shiulie Ghosh and edited by Maire Devine, combines an eclectic mix of hard news and softer features - stories that have universal appeal with subjects as diverse and sensitive as religion, society, sex, education and arts, all from women's perspectives.

The "Editors' Award" for Everywoman adds to Al Jazeera's growing list of awards, and is a welcome recognition of the Channel's accomplishments after only one year on air. 

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The Al Jazeera Network now consists of: the flagship Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary, Al Jazeera Sport, Al Jazeera.net (the English and Arabic web sites), the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, the Al Jazeera Center for Studies, Al Jazeera Mubasher (Live), and Al Jazeera Mobile.


About Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera English is the world’s first English language news and current affairs channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Broadcasting from within the Middle East, looking outwards, Al Jazeera English sets the news agenda and acts as a bridge between cultures. With unique access as the channel of reference for Middle East events, and broadcast centres strategically placed around the world in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC, Al Jazeera English balances the information flow from South to North, providing accurate, impartial and objective news for a global audience from a grass roots level, giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.

Al Jazeera English is building on the ground-breaking heritage of its sister Arab-language channel – Al Jazeera, which was responsible for changing the face of news within the Middle East, now extending that fresh perspective from regional to global.

Visit  www.aljazeera.net/english for more details.

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