Shortlist for Association for International Broadcasting AIB International Media Excellence Awards 2010

Cranbrook, Kent, United Kingdom, 10/22/2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / NewswireToday) The shortlisted entries for the 2010 AIBs, international media excellence awards, have been announced by the Association for International Broadcasting. The 98 chosen entries come from Africa, America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

The Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has announced the shortlist for the 2010 AIBs, the International Media Excellence Awards, selected from a record number of entries submitted this year from countries as diverse as China, France, Germany, India, New Zealand, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, UK and the USA, to name but a few.

The AIBs celebrate the best of global broadcasting across 16 different categories for radio and television and cross-media productions, plus creative marketing and innovative technology. New in 2010 is the "Best children's factual programme or series" and the People's Choice Award for broadcasters' 'best coverage of climate change'. In the People's Choice category, the winner will be decided by individuals viewing and voting for their favourite entry online.

Simon Spanswick, AIB CEO, said “The standard of entries this year is extremely high and the fact that a large number of broadcasters are entering the AIBs for the first time shows the increasing importance of this annual international competition. Interestingly, quite a few low-budget programmes stand out because of their ability to tell a story, provide context and draw audiences into the story. The range of topics that programme makers the world over tackle creatively and skilfully is astounding."

The shortlist will be judged by an independent panel of respected professionals from the broadcasting and wider media industries, making these awards unique in broadcasting because of their independence from commercial interests.

Full details and how to vote for "Best coverage of climate change" can be found at

The 2010 AIBs are sponsored by ADB (Advanced Digital Broadcast), Bloomberg Television, Eurosport and 1 Goal ("Education for all"). The award ceremony takes place at a gala evening attended by broadcasters from around the world on Tuesday, 9 November 2010 in London.

Shortlisted entries for the 2010 AIBs - in submitting company order

Al Jazeera UK Dirty Little Secrets
Al Jazeera UK Gaza Flotilla
Al Jazeera UK Thai Protests
Al Jazeera Children's Channel Qatar My Siblings and I
Al Jazeera Children's Channel Qatar The Editorial Team
Alhurra Television USA Konoungo: The Darfurian Exile
Arte France France Prison Valley
BBC UK Horrible Histories
BBC UK My Life - Children of the Road
BBC News UK Guantanamo Reunited
BBC News UK Stephen Sackur
BBC Northern Ireland UK The Iris Robinson Investigation
BBC Radio Current Affairs UK Bagram Airbase
BBC Three UK Women, Weddings, War and Me
BBC World Service UK Connexion Haiti
BBC World Service UK Dying to Give Birth
BBC World Service UK Ros Atkins
BBC World Service UK Save Our Sounds (SOS)
BBC World Service UK The Day that Lehman Died
BBC World Service UK Three Strike Lifers
BBC World Service Trust UK BBC Janala
Bloomberg UK Francine Lacqua
Canal 13 - Artear Argentina Family comes first
Carte Blanche South Africa Border Gauntlet
Carte Blanche South Africa Chicken Run
Carte Blanche South Africa Lolly Jackson's Murder
CBBC Newsround UK Newsround 2010
CBBC Newsround UK Newsround: Haiti Earthquake
Channel 4 Television UK Dispatches: Afghanistan: Behind Enemy Lines
Channel 4 Television UK Dispatches: Afghanistan's Dirty War
Clover Films UK The Dancing boys of Afghanistan
CNN International UK CNN/You Tube Debate on Climate Change
CNN International UK CNN/You Tube Debate on Climate Change
CNN International UK Richard Quest
CNN International UK World's Untold Stories: Blood Lines
Conker Media Ltd UK The Well
Czech Radio CzechRepublic Boy and Stars
Dalet Digital Media Systems France Time Warner Cable's Hyper local news Production
Deutsche Welle Germany Loan Sharks in Namibia
Deutsche Welle Germany Manila's Dumpster Diver
Deutsche Welle Germany Once upon a time in Africa
e news channel South Africa Chris Maroleng
Eurosport France The Berlin Wall
France 24 France The Battle of Bangkok
KI.KA (Der Kinderkanal von ARD und ZDF Germany Next stop…. Happiness
Media Focus on Africa Foundation Kenya The Team
Middle East Broadcasting Networks USA Afia Darfur - Mawaseer
Moonbeam Linx UK WL ep3 India Garment Industry - Business News
Moonbeam Linx UK Working Lives ep2 Kenya
NDTV India Bhopal Gas Tragedy Verdict
NDTV India Inside Guantanamo
NDTV India Secret Lives: Accidental Artists
Phoenix Satellite Television Co. Ltd China Journey to North Korea
Phoenix Satellite Television Co. Ltd China Tears of Kokang
Press TV Iran The Real Fake
Prospero Productions Australia Every Family's Nightmare
PT Cakrawala Andalas Televisi - Antv Indonesia Street Children - Sex among street children
PT Cakrawala Andalas Televisi - Antv Indonesia Trash for Cash
Radio Free Asia USA Travelling Down the Mekong
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Czech Republic Plight of Afghan, Tajik Prisoners
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Czech Republic The Vardanean Affair
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Czech Republic Welcome to Chernobyl
Radio Netherlands Worldwide The Netherlands Down's but not out
Radio Netherlands Worldwide TheNetherlands The Lonely Funeral
Radio New Zealand New Zealand Wave of Destruction: The Samoan Tsunami
Radio Taiwan International Taiwan Breaking into Death Row
Radio Taiwan International Taiwan Cloud Concept
Radio Television Hong Kong Hong Kong Nathan Road Centennial
RT (ANO 'TV Novosti') Russia Haiti: Chronicles of Inferno
RT (ANO 'TV Novosti') Russia Kyrgystan Catastrophe
RT (ANO 'TV Novosti') Russia Vietnam: The wounds of war
RTHK China The Story of South Africa and Mandela
Russian Travel Guide Co Ltd Russian Federation Finding Seal Pups
Russian Travel Guide Co Ltd Russian Federation Tour of the Baikonur Cosmodrome
Ruth Evans Productions UK A Dollar a Day
Ruwido Austria GmbH Austria Invitro remote control
S4M Germany ClipJOCKEY
SABC South Africa Pollsmoor's Got Talent
SBS TV Australia Australia Costa's Garden Odyssey
SBS TV Australia Australia Italian Food Safari
Shree FM - Colombo Communications Ltd Sri Lanka Shree Badu Malla
Societe Radio Canada Canada Andre Mathieu Program
Societe Radio Canada Canada The Ultimate Forgiveness
Sony Professional + HBS UK World's First 3D World Cup
The Doha Debates Qatar Hamas Meets Fatah
The Doha Debates Qatar Tim Sebastian
Tinderbox Productions UK Flexible Friend or Foe: Archive on 4
Tinderbox Productions UK In Pursuit of Treasure
TV Antena 1 Romania What would you do for 10,000 Euro?
Voice of America USA VOA Special English 50th Anniversary Promo Campaign
Voice of America (China Branch) USA Bai Jie Speaks English - 2
Voice of Nigeria Nigeria Wife Battery: A Barbaric Act
VRT Belgium Blood Antiques
VRT Belgium Karrewiet
VRT Belgium State of the Union
VRT Belgium Volt
WDR Germany Pizza in Auschwitz
WDR Germany The Picture of the Napalm Girl

Established in 1993, the AIB ( is the international industry association and global knowledge network for the international broadcasting industry – cross-media, cross-border, cross-cultural. With a reach of over 25,000 communicators and media professionals, AIB is a unique centre of information about international broadcasting, covering TV, radio, online and mobile. AIB researches regular market intelligence briefings for its members and provides client-specific consultancy and project support. Members receive an extensive package of services throughout the year. AIB publishes the comprehensive Global Broadcasting Sourcebook and the international media magazine, The Channel. AIB hosts the annual AIB International Media Excellence Awards – the "AIBs” – on 9 November 2010.

Agency / Source: Association for International Broadcasting