The 2 asian winners of 2012 Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)’s World TV Awards are:
. “DHARMA – WHERE DOES HAPPINESS LIE?” directed by Chan-Gyu, Yun and Geun-Young, Choi and broadcast by KBS - Korea won the CATEGORY HUMANITY for the Best TV Documentary Promoting Religious Understanding and Tolerance”
. “OZONE – THE HUMAN FACTOR” directed by Rehan Ahmed and broadcast by HUM TV- Pakistan won the CATEGORY SCIENCE / ENVIRONMENT for the Best TV Programme “Preserving the Ozone Layer and Protecting the Earth”
2 other docs were runner up of the second category: “PHASE OUT HCFCs WHICH ARE SAFER FOR THE OZONE LAYER “ directed by Khvay Atitya and broadcast by TVK – Cambodia and ”PRESERVING THE OZONE: FROM HAPPY PEOPLE” directed by Sonam Phuntsho and broadcast by BBS – Bhutan.
Both winners will attend the awards ceremony to be held in Bangkok on Tuesday 29 May to receive the award and a prize of $5,000 each. Winners will be rewarded during the Asia Media Summit held in Bangkok from 29-30 May 2012, which will be a gathering of more than 700 top-ranking media professionals. The World Television Awards are open to all broadcasters in Asia, Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North & South America from public, private sector and freelance producers.
The World TV Awards were established in 2004 to recognize the media’s role in increasing awareness about major issues, including cultural diversity and religious understanding. Originally highlighting the themes of “religious understanding” and “conflict resolution,” the awards added a second prize last year focusing on science and the environment.
SOURCE: AIBD (14/05/2012)
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