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Association for International Broadcasting announces shortlist

NDTV, TV18 and TV Today entries figure in four different categories for AIBs

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | October 28, 2013

The Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has announced the shortlisted entries for the 2013 AIBs, its annual awards celebrating the best in international factual broadcasting. Drawn from nearly 300 entries submitted by TV and radio broadcasters, content producers and broadcasting technology companies throughout the world, the list for each of the 18 awards showcases the best broadcasts, personalities and enabling technology over the last year.

"We are delighted that the AIBs have attracted more broadcasters and independent producers from more countries than ever before,” said Simon Spanswick, CEO of AIB. “The shortlist demonstrates the continuing impact of broadcasting across the globe and how broadcasters search for the truth behind stories and provide context in a relevant way to viewers and listeners worldwide. Many entries also show how evolving technology is allowing TV, radio and transmedia programmes to reach out and involve the audience in new ways.”

Amitabh Srivastava, Regional Head, AIB South Asia, said, "The inclusion of NDTV, TV18 and TV Today entries in four different categories demonstrates the increasing worldwide impact of Indian broadcasting and how South Asian media is ready to compete globally. The AIB is committed to give opportunities to regions to come together on global platforms to showcase their programming."

The shortlist will be judged by a panel of over 50 leading and independent media professionals and senior broadcasting executives drawn from all over the world. Their independent votes will determine the best in each category based on quality, innovation and impact.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in London on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, attended by media executives, producers, journalists and editors from all over the world. The 2013 AIBs are sponsored by RTG TV and RT Ruptly.

The full shortlist for the 2013 AIBs:

Current affairs documentary | radio ABC International - Radio Australia/RadioNational - Background Briefing -PNG Land Scandal Grey Heron Media - Documentary on One - Take No More Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - In the Footsteps of Sandzak Youths Who Fight in Syria Radio Taiwan International - My Days at the Mental Ward Voice of Nigeria -Health Corner: Managing Autism Voice of Russia  - FGM - The Horror of Hidden Abuse

Creative feature | radio Classic FM Beethoven - The Man Revealed Kazakhstan TV & Radio Corporation - Classicomania Nuala Macklin - independent producer -Below the Radar Radio Taiwan International - Once upon a Taiwan Voice of Nigeria - Ripples Voice of Russia - Out to Dry: A London Launderette on the Line

Investigative documentary | radio BBC Arabic Arab - Refugees in Scotland Radio Free Asia - Lost but not Forgotten: Justice Sought for Missing Uyghurs Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty- Victims of 88 (AKA 2009) Tinderbox Production - An Unspeakable Act

Live journalism | radio Middle East Broadcasting Networks - Afia Darfur - Darfurian Refugees BBC 5 Live - Victoria Derbyshire Show: Animal Research Lab Radio New Zealand International - The Auckland Tornado Voice of Russia - The News Show (Death of Margaret Thatcher)

International radio personality Classic FM - John Suchet Voice of America - Paul Westpheling Voice of America - Steve Ember Voice of Russia - Tim Ecott

Children’s factual programme or series | TV ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation - Matanglawin (Hawkeye) Sabang Dragons Australian Broadcasting Corporation - My Great Big Adventure - Body Image BBC Newsround - Hard Times - a Newsround Special Bulgarian National Television -Jumblino Kazakhstan TV & Radio Corporation - Your Future Profession Kratt Brothers Company - Wild Kratts – Secrets of the Spiders Web

Live sports coverage | TV Astro Arena - FA Cup 2013 Final CBC Sports Hockey - Night in Canada Nine Network -Boxing Day Test 2012 Sunset+Vine - Dubai World Cup

Domestic current affairs documentary | TV ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation - Failon Now: Island of Boracay 2 Antena 3 - Hell's Angels Channel 4 Dispatches -The Hunt for Britain’s Sex Gangs France 24 -Seven Days in Tibet Radio-Canada - The St Lawrence, a Fragile Giant VRT -The Disturbed Procedure

International current affairs documentary | TV BBC Current Affairs -Shot for Going to School BBC News - Hardtalk on the Road in Equatorial Guinea Channel 4 - Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline Channel NewsAsia MediaCorp - Living in the Shadows Phoenix Satellite TV Co Ltd - The Journey to North Korea 2012 TVE - Cyber Threat VRT - Voices from Iowa

Investigative documentary | TV Antena 3 - Forgotten BBC Northern Ireland - Spotlight-Horsemeat The Insider Channel 4 - Dispatches: The Hunt for Britain’s Sex Gangs Channel NewsAsia MediaCorp - Get Rea!: Bangladesh Brothel Secret Hessischer Rundfunk - Delivered! Contract Workers at Amazon SRF Swiss Radio and TV - Into the Pampa TVC News - TVC News Investigates - The Accused

Middle East documentary | TV Alhurra Television - Street Pulse - Child Labor BBC News - Hardtalk on the Road in Tunisia Channel 4 - Syria: Across the Lines CNN - Syria Uncovered: Risks of Refuge NHK WAVE - Syria Through the Eyes of its People

Best science programme or series | TV CNN - Going Green: Secrets in the Ice France 24 - Down to Earth JSC Nauka (Science) - Great Leap - Earth Shiver JSC Nauka (Science) - Helicopters RT Channel - More than meets the eye

International TV personality ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation - Ted Failon BBC Persian - BBC Persian Service team Bloomberg Television - Francine Lacqua Deutsche Welle - Pia Castro NDTV - Barkha Dutt TV Today - Rahul Kanwal

Short report or documentary | TV Bloomberg Television - Inside De Beers CNN - Damascus Undercover: Daraya Kansai Telecasting Corporation - Finding Hope in Horses NDTV - Uttarakhand Flood Devastation Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Family trapped - Afghan Brickworks RT Channel - The Human Toll of American Drones in Pakistan Voice of America - Coney Island Rebirth

Specialist genre programme or series Alhurra Television - Rayheen Ala Feen? BBC World Service -My City Danish Broadcasting Corporation -The Duel Eurosport - Intimate Surfing Kansai Telecasting Corporation - On the Long Road toward the Dream: Banraku Voice of America - OnTen - Iranian Election Special Russian Travel Guide - TV Journey to the Solovetsky Islands

Live journalism | TV BBC Persian - Coverage of the Iran Presidential Election Bloomberg Television - Cyprus Crisis CNN - Live Coverage of Anti-Government Protests in Turkey France 24 - Timbuktu: Revenge in the Shadow in Northern Mali NDTV - Delhi Gang Rape Protests RT Channel - 100 Days of Guantanamo Hunger Strike

Production technology LVL Studio - Purple Radio Free Asia - E-Book "Remembering Tiananmen" TVE/ Corporation RTVE S.A - Mapping 2012- News Summary UTV Media/Talk Sport - talkSPORT International Commentary Service Voice of America - iPhone Interview

Transmedia production BBC Global News Arabic Service - Talking Point Programme BBC Media Action - LOY9 LVL Studio - Hockey Night in Canada LVL Studio - 19-2 Turner Sports - NCAA March Madness Live TV18 Broadcast Ltd - The Citizen Journalist Show

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