Asiavision Monthly Award
The Asiavision Monthly Award is presented to the member offering the best news story of the month.
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Asiavision Monthly Award for November 2019
35TH ASEAN SUMMIT
November kicked off with the biggest gathering of regional leaders of the South East Asia region. With a significant presence of AVN members in the region,all broadcasters of the bloc gave extensive coverage of the 35th ASEAN Summit along with the meetings and events on the sidelines. But, for its well-rounded coverage prior,during and after, with and the newsworthy angles, along with the foray of stories that not only included the summit happenings, but the impact it made on ordinary citizens, Thailand’s MCOT wins the Asiavision Monthly Award for November 2019.
Asiavision Monthly Award for September 2019
WASTE INTO REUSABLE BAGS
The story of a community initiative that helps a Women’s Union collect scrap material and turn it into a profitable and sustainable product, from the remote area of Hạ Long City, Quảng Ninh Province caught the eyes of many. This story exemplifies the values of public service broadcasting, good well-rounded journalism and was presented with multifaceted information of not only the making of the products but with complimenting visuals and perspectives of everyday people.
Asiavision Monthly Award for July 2019
MONSOON FLOODS ACROSS CHINA
CCTV China’s up-to-date and extensive same-day coverage of the torrential rains and the subsequent floods and landslides that wreaked havoc across china in July wins them the joint Monthly award for July 2019. News stories from Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou were shared throughout the catastrophe, with updated death-tolls and follow ups with great visuals and information accompanying it.
ARSON FIRE AT AN ANIME STUDIO IN KYOTO
The AVN monthly award jointly goes to NHK Japan, for its prompt and up-do-date coverage of the arson fire at an anime studio in Kyoto on the 18th of July. NHK shared the item with immediate vision and earliest information on the fire within an hour of the incident, followed by 10 additional news items of updates, reactions, investigation details and additional information during the following days.
Asiavision Monthly Award for April 2019
TERROR ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA ON EASTER SUNDAY
The April award goes to SLRC (Sri Lanka) for the full commitment it gave to Asiavision in covering the Easter Sunday terror attacks. The Indian Ocean island nation was rocked by a series of coordinated bomb blasts targeting high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services on 21 April. The explosions occurred in three cities – Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa – with the death toll reported to be at least 253 and more than 500 people injured.
Asiavision Monthly Award for February 2019
HANOI HOSTS 2ND US-N KOREA SUMMIT
Vietnam Television’s comprehensive coverage of the second US-North Korea summit have earned it the Asiavision award for February. VTV have been exemplary in providing coverage of the main events and side stories when US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi on 27 and 28 February. Although the summit ended without an agreement, its successful hosting earned praises for Vietnam.
Asiavision Monthly Award for December 2018
VOLCANIC ACTIVITY TRIGGERS SUNDA STRAIT TSUNAMI
The Asiavision award for December 2018 goes to TVRI (Indonesia) for its coverage of the deadly tsunami that hit the coastal regions of western Java and southern Sumatra islands.
The tsunami on the night of 22 December was triggered by an eruption on the Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait.
Indonesian authorities say at least 430 lives were lost and some 1500 people were injured.
Asiavision Monthly Award for December 2019
The month of December greeted Samoa with a rising measles epidemic. With a State-of Emergency declared and a curfew in place to conduct a nation-wide vaccination run, Samoa’s SBCL, despite limited resources and extremely limited staff whose families had also been affected by the epidemic, gave impressive coverage of the outbreak. For this reason, AVN is most appreciate of their efforts and jointly awards the AVN Monthly Award for December.
MYANMAR V GAMBIA AT ICC
December also saw a historic trial begin at the International Criminal Court of Justice at The Hague, where Myanmar stood trial for its alleged genocide of Rohingya minorities in the Rakhine state. Myanmar’s MRTV impressed AVN members with up-to-date coverage of the trials as the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi defended her country at the ICC, and large number of supporters rallied for her back home. For this extensive coverage from Netherlands and Myanmar, MRTV also jointly wins the AVN Monthly Award for December.
Asiavision Monthly Award for October 2019
October came to Japan with news of the worst typhoon to hit the country in over 40 years. NHK provided members of the daily items on the preparations, updates and follow-ups of Typhoon Hagibis as it tore through the country.But, within a week NHK prepped up its efforts to provide and impressive coverage of the Imperial Enthronement which brought together Heads of States and Governments from all corners of the Globe. Pre-planning the coverage with Asiavision’s editorial staff, NHK provided live satellite and cloud feeds to members and sister unions, as well as almost immediate items on the Enthronement and the bilateral meetings that took place. The commitment and efficiency of the operations to provide coverage of this massive event wins Japan’s NHK the Asiavision Monthly Award for October 2019.
Asiavision Monthly Award August 2019
CONFLICT IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Earlier in August, the Indian government revoked Article 350 of its Constitution which gave the former princely state of Kashmir special privileges. The events that followed included a strict lockdown of the region, with no access to communication in Kashmir. IRIB stepped up with its effort to report from the region through its correspondents and offered AVN Members the inside stories from Kashmir and the conflict and violence before that between India and Pakistan. For its coverage from this hard-to-access area, along with its contribution of more than 30 stories through its international correspondents across various regions
Asiavision Monthly Award for June 2019
ALL EYES ON G20 SUMMIT IN OSAKA
With all eyes focused on the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders Summit on 28-29 June in Osaka, NHK has been excellent as always with its coverage. The visuals were uploaded early, starting with the preparations for the summit and the ministerial meetings preceding the summit. These were followed with the numerous up-to-date visuals of the leaders arrivals and the separate bilateral meetings. NHK’s full commitment in covering the Summit earns it the Asiavision Award for June.
Asiavision Monthly Award for March 2019
SHIRAZ FLOODS SWEEP VEHICLES AWAY
The Asiavision Award for March goes to IRIB (Iran) for the dramatic pictures of vehicles being swept away during flash floods in the Iranian city of Shiraz.
The city in the southern province of Fars usually sees little rainfall but it was hit by a bout of heavy rains late in March.
At least 11 people were killed and 45 others injured in the flash floods.
Asiavision Monthly Award for January 2019
CARGO PLANE CRASH KILLS 15
IRIB (Iran) wins the Asiavision award for January for its coverage of the cargo plane crash at an airport near the Iranian capital Tehran on 14 January. IRIB provided dramatic pictures of the rescue teams battling the fires of the wreckage on the ground. The plane ran out of runway while attempting to land and hit a residential area.
Only a flight engineer of the 16 people on board survived and no one on the ground was reported killed.
Asiavision Monthly Award for November 2018
SRI LANKA’S POLITICAL CRISIS GOES ON
The Asiavision Award for November goes to SLRC of Sri Lanka for its coverage of the ongoing power struggle in the island nation that has crippled the government for more than a month. The political crisis began when President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on 26 October and replaced him with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Later, the president moved to dissolve parliament but this is being challenged in the Supreme Court while the Court of Appeal is hearing a petition challenging Rajapaksa’s appointment as the prime minister.
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