Al Jazeera Awards and Nominations


Al Jazeera has received prestigious awards from organizations across the globe.  The Network has been honored for overall excellence in achieving our mission, in addition to praise for Al Jazeera’s individual reporters and their work.  Below are some highlights of the awards and nominations received by the Network in the past few years:

Awards 2010

  • Royal Television Society Nomination, News Channel of the Year

Awards 2009

  • International Emmy Awards Nomination, Finalist in Documentary Category for Al Jazeera English’s program Shooting the Messenger
  • International Emmy Awards Nomination, Finalist in News and Current Affairs for the Al Jazeera English News Hour’s “Russia-Georgia War”; and in “Current Affairs” for Witness’s “Return to Nablus” 
  • CONCENTRA Award for Breaking News for“Up the Irrawaddy Delta”following Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar 
  • International Digital Emmy Award nominee Non-Fiction forAl Jazeera English News US Election Special

Awards 2008

  • International Emmy Awards Nomination, Finalist in “News for Al Jazeera English’s Kuala Lumpur News Hour’s “Popular uprising Myanmar & Military Crackdown” and in “Current Affairs” for Witness’s “Red Mosque”
  • Asian Television Awards Nomination,High Commendations for“Best Documentary” to “The Lost Tribe – Secret Army of the CIA” and“Best Current Affairs Programme”for ‘People & Power – Coal Face.’  Runner up forChannel of theYear”
  • Foreign Press Association, (FPA), “News Story of the Year by a Full member of the FPA” Jonah Hull for “Russia-Georgia War”
  • Association of International Broadcasters, (AIB), “Editors Award”, to Sami Al Haj for the suffering endured and courage shown as a result of bringing news to the world
  • Amnesty International Media Awards, “Best International TV Documentary”for Tony Birtley’s “The Lost Tribe – Secret Army of the CIA”
  • Monte-Carlo TV Festival,“Golden Nymph Award – Best 24 Hour News Programme” featuring the Gaza Siege
  • CONCENTRA Award, “Breaking News” for Tony Birtley’s “Inside Myanmar-The Crackdown” 
  • Royal Television Society Journalism Awards, “RTS Young Journalist of the Year” for Hamish Macdonald
  • Asian Television Awards, “Best Current Affairs Programme forTony Birtley’s “Inside Myanmar – The Crackdown”
  • YouTube European Partners Awards, “Community Champion Award” to Al Jazeera Network
  • Pan Arab WebAwards’ Golden Awardfor “Best Arabic Website for Media and Communications” for

Awards 2007

  • Asian Television Awards, “Best News Report” for Kylie Grey’s “Agent Orange”
  • Association of International Broadcasters (AIB), “Editors Award” for the programme “Everywoman”
  • Asian Television Awards Finalist for“Best Documentary Programme”for ‘People and Power-Exxon in the Dock’

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