The AIBs 2019 judging panel

Dr. Nashwa Al Ruwaini

CEO & Board Member


Salim Amin

Chairman, Camerapix Ltd. Chairman, Mohamed Amin Foundation

Founder, Africa24 Media

Paul Bushnell

Auckland Manager

Radio New Zealand

Deborah Davies

Investigative Reporter

Al Jazeera Media Network

Lisa Fairbank

Managing Director/Executive Producer

Factory Films

Wuan-ling Guo

Acting Director, International Department

Public Television Service, Taiwan

Kenneth Igbomor

Market News Editor

CNBC Africa

Will Jordan

Reporter, Al Jazeera Investigations

Al Jazeera Media Network

Naomi Kerbel

Global Head of TV and Radio Scheduling and Special Projects


John Maguire

Director of International Relations and Cooperation

France Médias Monde

Izak Minnaar


SABC Digital News

Greg Moyer


Blue Chalk Media

Alexey Nikolov

Managing Editor


Angela Robson

Creative Director, Journalist and Lecturer

Pearl Works

Juan Señor

President of Innovation

Media Consulting Group

Peter Shevlin



Sonia Singh

Editorial Director


2019 marks the 15th year of the AIBs, the foremost international awards contest for factual productions. One key reason for this is that we have an independent, international jury. Each year this jury brings together programme producers, editors, journalists and broadcasting executives to evaluate the remarkable work that the AIBs attract.

To be part of the judging panel for 2019 please contact

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To see more information about our judges click on their name to view their biography
 (the names that are underlined have a link to their biography)

Tesso Akander, CEO, Strix Sverige

Dr. Nashwa Al Ruwaini,  CEO & Board Member, Pyramedia

Salim Amin, Chairman, Camerapix Ltd. Chairman, Mohamed Amin Foundation,Founder, Africa24 Media

Anna Averkiou, International Media Consultant

Steve Bailey, Managing Director, Plan A Productions

Al Brown, Consultant

Paul Bushnell, Auckland Manager, RNZ

Fernando Calviño, Director Inteliagency

Deborah Davies, Investigative Reporter, Al Jazeera Media Network,

Lisa Fairbank, Managing Director/Executive Producer, Factory Films

Mihai Gîdea, CEO, Antena 3, Romania

Wuan-ling Guo, Acting Director, International Department, Public Television Service, Taiwan

Ching Ching Hai, Section Chief for World News, News Department, Radio Taiwan International

Kenneth IgbomorMarket Editor West Africa, CNBC Africa

Will Jordan, Reporter, Al Jazeera Investigations, Al Jazeera Media Network

Naomi Kerbel, Global Head of TV and Radio Scheduling and Special Projects Bloomberg

Leo Faber, Executive Producer, ABC, Australia


John Maguire, Director of International Relations and Cooperation France Médias Monde

Jo McKibben

Izak Minnaar, Editor SABC Digital News

Greg Moyer, Founder/CEO Blue, Chalk Media

Murray Needham, Sports Broadcast and Media Consultant

Alexey Nikolov, Managing Editor, RT

Rosie Parkyn, Director of Programmes, Internews

Angela Robson, Creative Director, Journalist and Lecturer, Pearlworks,

Sanjay Salil, Managing Director, MediaGuru

Juan Señor, President of Innovation, Media Consulting Group

Peter Shevlin, Director/Producer, BlokMedia

Sonia Singh, Editorial Director, NDTV

Kirstine Stewart, Head of Shaping the Future of Media, Entertainment and Information, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum 

Will Thorne, Executive Producer, Al Jazeera Investigations, Al Jazeera Media Network,

Sponsors of the AIBs 2019

Radio Taiwan International

We are pleased to announce that Radio Taiwan International are the sponsors of the science, technology, nature category for the AIBs 2019.

Radio Taiwan is the national broadcaster of Taiwan. RTI broadcasts to the world in 14 languages under the call sign “Radio Taiwan International”. RTI’s mission is to accurately report on Taiwan’s democratic achievements, arts and humanities, culture and social developments, traditional customs and infrastructure projects. With its diverse and lively programming, RTI remains the international community’s premier window on Taiwan.