a young man in glasses sits in a sculpture workshop

Episode of Alhurra’s “Almajalla” wins at AIBs

Alhurra’s weekly feature program Almajalla was named the Best Arts and Culture program at the annual AIB Awards ceremony. The award-winning episode featured a profile of Syrian artist Mohamed Hafez, who told his story of creating art that represents his feeling towards his home country.

Almajalla beat out 4 other nominees shortlisted in the category from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), CNN Worldwide, Germany’s Deutsche Welle (DW), and Russia’s RT.

Sponsored by the Association for International Broadcasting, the AIBs are an international award for factual video, audio and interactive productions. 2017 marks the 13th year of these independent, influential and respected awards. The ceremony was held in London on November 1.

About Association for International Broadcasting (AIB)

2017 has been a record year for this competition that rewards the best factual productions across video, audio and online. The AIBs are truly international, with work submitted from every continent. It has been a tremendous challenge for us to deliver this shortlist, as so many – if not all – of the entries deserve recognition. The productions included in this year’s final selection are remarkable, adopting a wide range of techniques to cover a wide range of subjects.