The AIBs 2012

The Association for International Broadcasting announced the winners and highly commended entries of the 2012 AIBs, its annual global media excellence awards, at a gala event in London on 7 November 2012.

The AIB Awards are unique in broadcasting because of their independence from commercial interests – an independent and international panel of judges consisting of respected professionals from the broadcasting and wider media industries selected the winners from entries submitted from all over the world.

Categories covered by the ‘AIBs’ include separate awards for radio and television, transmedia productions, as well as awards for innovation in technology. This year saw a special category for the best coverage of London 2012 and the introduction of an award for short documentaries.

Simon Spanswick, AIB CEO said:  ”The range of entries in this year’s AIBs was outstanding and our judges had a tremendously challenging time in evaluating and selecting the winners. We’ve seen broadcasters investigating hugely important issues both at home and abroad, excellent and courageous journalism, as well as superb coverage of sporting events, all demonstrating high production values. Overall, we’ve seen the best and worst of life portrayed in pictures and sound.”

Hosted by Evgenia Altfeld, presenter/producer at RTG TV in Russia, the event was attended by senior executives, producers and journalists from media organisations around the world, and featured Jessica Beinecke, producer OMG! Meiyu as special guest “in conversation”. The 2012 AIBs are sponsored by Eurosport and Russian Travel Guide TV.

See the shortlist here

See the winners and finalists book here

Pictures from the AIBs 2012

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