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Host of the AIBs 2021

Kamahl Santamaria is a Principal Presenter at Al Jazeera English (AJE), and a journalist with 23 years experience across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East. 

Based in Doha, Qatar, Kamahl joined the AJE launch team in 2005.  In the 16 years since, he has presented hourly news bulletins, the Newshour, discussion show Inside Story, and – for seven years – the business and economics programme Counting the Cost.

 He then became the principal host of the interactive newshour newsgrid – a special edition of which was nominated for an International News Emmy Award in 2018. 

 Kamahl has also been the electoral “number cruncher” for the past four U.S. presidential elections, and anchored Al Jazeera’s coverage of the 2021 U.S. Presidential Inauguration live from Washington DC.  He has reported or anchored for Al Jazeera from 18 different locations in a dozen different countries.

 Kamahl’s career began in 1998 in his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, as a news and sports reporter with the TV3 Network.  After three years he moved to Melbourne, Australia, to work for Sky News Australia on its nightly business programme.

The AIBs 2021 Shortlist

Thank you to everyone who entered the AIBs 2021.

Congratulations to everyone who has made the shortlist for 2021. It is now down to our judges to decide on the overall winners and highly commended entries. The results will be announced in a two part show, part one will be released online on Friday 12 November and part two on Monday 15 November 2021.

As a result of continuing uncertainties around international travel and large scale events, we will for the second year running announce the winners of the AIBs 2021 in a two-part programme distributed online.
Tune in at 1500GMT on Friday 12 and Monday 15 November 2021 to watch and hear extracts from all our shortlisted entries and to find out who has won. 
The host for the AIBs 2021 is Kamahl Santamaria, principal presenter at Al Jazeera English.
As the pandemic continues to affect our lives we pay tribute to all of you for the work that you continue to do.

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