Jessica Beinecke, host and creator of VOA’s online English-Chinese teaching program, OMG! Meiyu, 2012 Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) Founders Award.
RFA: An Invisible World – The Lives of Slaves in Modern Asia, highly commended.
RFE/RL: Radio Farda, Vahid Pour Ostad, Enferadi (Solitary Confinement), highly commended.
MBN: Afia Darfur, highly commended.
Radio Sawa: Gold Medal, Best Coverage of an Ongoing News Story, Egyptian revolution; Silver Medal, Best Coverage of an Ongoing News Story, Libyan revolution; Bronze Medal, for Special Report, Egyptian revolution.
Radio Free Asia: Gold Medal, Best Coverage of a Breaking New Story RFA Uyghur’s Shohret Hoshur, “Hear the Children Cry Freedom.” Finalists: RFA Korean service broadcasters Jung Min Noh , Won Hee Lee and Jinseo Lee.
Voice of America’s Persian Service: Top prize, journalist Arash Sigarchi for his personal blog “Window of Anguish.”
Alhurra: Gold Award, Best Original Logo Design for Musawat (Arabic for Equality), Silver Award Best Use of Arabic Typography for the open of Alhurra-Iraq’s Eighth Column, Senior Broadcast Designer Ahamed Batcha K.
Radio Sawa: Facebook Interactive Award for its interactivity with the audience, rich content, easy to navigate design and the number of “likes.”
Alhurra TV: People’s Choice Award for Best Coverage of Democracy Uprisings
Radio Farda host Farshid Manafi: International Radio Personality of the Year
Voice of America: Honored for its coverage of the Egyptian Revolution
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL): Honored for a report on violence against women in Southern Kyrgyzstan
The David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award recognizes the courage, integrity, and professionalism of individuals in reporting the news within the BBG broadcast entities.