2013 AIB Awards

Radio Free Asia: Best in the Innovation Production Technology category for its e-book “Remembering Tiananmen,”
Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty:  Highly Commended for its investigative radio documentary “Victims of 88 (AKA 2009)” and its short feature “At Afghan Brickworks, Family Trapped in Cycle of Debt.”

2013 New York Festivals®

Radio Farda: Silver Medal, Best Investigative Report, “Solitary Confinement;” Finalist, Best Comedy/Humor Personality: Local Market, Farshid Manafi, for his signature satire program, “Pas Farda.”
Radio Free Asia: Silver Medal, Best Coverage of an Ongoing New Story, RFA Uyghur’s Shohret Hoshur, “Lost but Not Forgotten: Justice Sought for Missing Uyghurs;” Bronze Medal, Best Human Interest Story,  RFA Korean service reporter Jinkuk Kim for “The Ties that Bind: North Korean Defectors at the Olympics.”
Middle East Broadcasting Networks: Finalist, Best Coverage of an Ongoing News Story, Afia Darfur’s report, “The Perils of Prosecutors in Darfur;” Alhurra Television was also named a finalist in the International Television & Film Awards for Best News Correspondent/Reporter, Bashar Fahmi, and Best Station/Image Promotion.

Deutsche Welle International Blog Awards

Voice of America’s Persian Service: Top prize, journalist Arash Sigarchi for his personal blog “Window of Anguish.”

PromaxBDA Arabia Awards 2013

Alhurra: Gold Award, Best News or Factual Programming Promo for Alhurra-Iraq’s Final Edition promo; Silver Award in the “Something for Nothing” category for Radio Sawa; Bronze Award in the “Something for Nothing” category for Alhurra’s Ramadan greetings promo.  Alhurra was also a finalist for the PromaxBDA Global Excellence Award for its promo marking the 2nd anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution.

Pan Arab Web Awards Academy

Radio Sawa: Facebook Interactive Award for its interactivity with the audience, rich content, easy to navigate design and the number of “likes.”

Burke Awards

The David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award recognizes the courage, integrity, and professionalism of individuals in reporting the news within the BBG broadcast entities. Read more


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