The international awards for journalism and factual television, radio, audio and digital productions in any language run by the Association for International Broadcasting

2020 – an unprecedented year – marks the 16th year of these independent, influential and respected awards

The AIBs 2020 will be shown as a two part recorded programme.

Part one will be shown on 13 November 2020 at 15:00 GMT

Part two will be shown on 16 November 2020 at 15:00 GMT

The AIBs 2020 part one

Politics and business

Single news report TV and video

News reporting radio and audio

Short documentary

Human interest TV and video

Human interest radio and audio

Science and technology

Factual podcast

Domestic affairs documentary

News agency of the year

The AIBs 2020 part two

Continuing news reporting TV and video

Natural world sponsored by

Investigative documentary radio and audio

Investigative documentary TV and video

Arts and culture TV and video

Arts and culture radio and audio

International affairs documentary

Young journalist

Channel of the year

Impact award

Thank you to everyone who entered the AIBs 2020 during this tremendously challenging year

Congratulations to all the shortlisted programmes.
You can see the full shortlist here.
Many thanks to our event partner Al Jazeera Media Network and category sponsor Radio Taiwan International.




2020 is an unprecedented year. As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly around the world, each of us is presented with immense challenges and significant impacts on the way we live and work.
Never has telling stories to audiences across the world been more important, ensuring that the public has the facts that matter to them, ensuring that citizens are constantly informed. Reporting the news accurately, fairly and without sensationalism, combined with considered analysis and insight, is vital in these extraordinary times.
We are conscious that journalists and programme makers are under immense strain as they rise to the challenge of keeping citizens at home and abroad informed, often working with reduced resources from locations without the usual facilities and support. The AIB pays tribute to you all.

Hours of Content

Countries represented