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Channel NewsAsia scoops multiple international awards

Channel NewsAsia programs have been honoured with 12 awards at two prestigious international and film competitions.

The Singapore-based MediaCorp network won two gold, three silver and four bronze World Medals at the 2014 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards and it took one gold and two silver Intermedia-globe Awards at the 2014 WorldMediaFestival in Hamburg.

At the New York Festival, a jury of award-winning industry experts gave gold honours to

Silent Screams (Best Investigative Report) and Living In The Shadows (Human Interest), as well as silver awards to China Close-Up – Free Lunch (Best Direction), China Close-Up – Fat Camp (Best Editing) and China Close-Up (Social Issues), plus bronze awards to Factory Towns (Community Portraits), Boomtown Asia – Japan (Science & Technology) and Silent Screams (Current Affairs and Human Concerns).

Channel NewsAsia also took home awards from the 2014 WorldMedia Festival, to be presented in Hamburg, Germany, on 14 May, with gold for TILT’s Channel NewsAsia’s Channel Branding Promo – Clarity (Station Image Promotion) and silver medals for Surviving Haiyan (Global Issues) and Insight Special – The Plight of Indian Farmers (Society & Social Issues).

Ms Debra Soon, Managing Director of Channel NewsAsia, said: “It is an incredible honour to be recognized by our peers and industry experts internationally, and we are proud to work with the best media professionals in Asia, to tell the stories of Asia.

“These programmes have helped us highlight the uncomfortable truth of society in investigative programmes but we’ve also told stories about progress and success and highlighted Asia’s challenges along the way in a nuanced and insightful manner.

“We truly believe in helping the world to understand Asia, and our partnerships in industry, here in Singapore and the region, have helped us produce quality content for the world.”