MUMBAI: Al Jazeera Media Network is celebrating winning the highest number of awards at the 18th Hong Kong Human Rights Press Awards, holding first prize for its documentary Wukan: The Flame of Democracy, an intimate portrait of the challenges a rural Chinese community faces in the midst of unprecedented political change towards becoming a fledgling democracy.
Al Jazeera’s 101 East programme also won four first-place prizes for its 'Scars of Sri Lanka', 'Murder In God's Name', Sectarian Divide' and 'Unhealed Wounds Of Osh', despite there being a record number of entries this year from across the region with 475 entries. 101 East also earned a Merit for 'Nepal's Slave Girls'.
At the 2014 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards, 'It’s A Man’s World' recently won a Gold UNDPI award judged by a special jury from the United Nations Department of Public Information, as well as receiving two other awards: Silver in the "Best News Documentary/Special" category and Bronze in the "Current Affairs" category.
Al Jazeera also won two other Gold medals for Murder In God's Name and Everest: 60th Anniversary, two Silvers for Nepal's Slave Girls and Contagion, along with receiving three Finalist certificates.