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The AIBs



BBC News

wins for its coverage

of the plight of refugees crossing

Europe in

The Children of War

. Our

judges praised the strong editorial

theme that was developed across

several weeks of coverage, and were

particularly moved by the story of

wheelchair-bound Noujain. They

commented that the sequence

captured the heartbreak and

desperation of the refugees, and that

Noujain’s strength and hope provided

a powerful voice that embodied not

only her own struggle, but that of all

refugees. All segments were equally

strong, giving viewers extraordinary

levels of information about the

exploitation, trafficking and plight of

children being groomed by so-called



Paris Terror Attacks

Fast-moving coverage of a rapidly developing story

caught the judges’ attention, as did comprehensive

reporting from multiple angles that conveyed the

urgency and significance of the story. There was

dogged follow-up and tracking of the aftermath of

the attacks.

PBS NewsHour

Desperate Journey

A good range of angles on the same story, told with

sensitivity by the PBS reporting team. The coverage

was emotional and compelling, following refugees

across Europe from the Balkans. It also focused on

the crisis from the perspective of those in power in

Europe and the USA.

Highly commended

BBC News

The first free elections in a generation

in the south-east Asian nation

of Burma were the focus of



. The judges noted the

extensive, professional coverage and

diversity of voices as the election got

underway. There were clear challenges

in covering the extremely complex

polling results that were expertly

met by the team who also provided

good balance between reportage,

commentary and first hand witness

accounts of developments not only

in Rangoon but across the country.

Judges commented positively on

the excellent and appropriate use of

sound across the coverage.


BBC Burmese

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