Winners of the AIBs 2020 announced

18 November 2020

Two-part programme showcases all finalists and reveals winners of the AIBs 2020

The Association for International Broadcasting has revealed the winners of its international competition for journalism and factual productions across TV, radio and digital platforms.

Over two programmes, clips from all shortlisted entries were showcased to a global audience. The programmes were hosted by Kim Vinnell, presenter on Al Jazeera English.

“We wanted to make sure that the work that entrants entrusted us with was showcased as effectively as we do in our traditional live event,” says Clare Dance, producer and coordinator of the AIBs. “We had to overcome many challenges as with finalists from all over the world, we could not possibly expect nominees to stay up all night to take part. Instead, we devised questions to all 120+ finalists asking about particular aspects of their production or journalism. Then we used these ‘as live’ in our show. None of the entrants knew in advance whether they’d won, as we were determined to keep the sense of anticipation alive.”

The two programmes – which can be seen on the AIBs website ( – followed the format that the competition has established over the past 16 years. They included signature segments, including the “in conversation” element.

Winners include:


Al Jazeera Digital

Al Jazeera English

BBC Northern Ireland

BBC Radio 4

BBC World Service

Channel 4

CNA, MediaCorp


Deutsche Welle

ITN Productions

New Normal Culture

Perfect Storm Productions

Sky News StoryCast

TBI Media

Tortoise Media


Wild Pacific Media

Full information on all winners and highly commended nominees is in the AIBs Winners and Finalists book, available online.

The two-part programme can be seen at

The AIBs 2020 event partner is Al Jazeera Media Network.

The sponsor of the Natural World and Science & Technology Awards is Radio Taiwan International

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