VOA News Center’s TV series Off The Highway won the Bronze medal in the Coverage of Continuing News category. The series gives VOA audiences insight into a different American perspective and a glimpse into parts of the U.S. not as frequently covered as urban centers along the east and west coasts.
Radio Free Asia (RFA) won a bronze medal in the biography/profiles category at the 2018 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards for its television profile piece titled, “Child Solider Recalls his Plight.” It follows former child soldier, Aung Ko Htway, as he describes his abduction and forced conscription for nearly 10 years.
Alhurra Television’s promotional video for the acclaimed series Exiting ISIS won the Silver Medal for Best Promotional Program at the 2018 New York Festival International Television and Film Awards. Exiting ISIS is a documentary series that interviews defectors who provide first-hand accounts revealing the extremist group’s entrenched culture of deception, intimidation, cruelty, drugs, and sexual abuse. .
The Voice of America won Gold World Medal during the 2018 New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards gala at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas on April 10, 2018 for its feature-length documentary Boko Haram: Journey from Evil.
Voice of America won Outstanding News Series for The Air Force’s Quiet Crises, at the 2017 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) awards. The series covers the U.S. Air Force’s inability to carry out all planned missions due to a shortage of pilots and ground crews to service the aircraft. Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb and Photographer/Editor Mike Burke produced the series.
Voice of America won Best in Show – Television for American Muslim Portraits, at the 2017 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) awards. The series profiles a diverse group of U.S. Muslims and was created by Carolyn Presutti, Bezhan Hamdard, Mike Burke, and Jeff Swicord.