SINGAPORE: CNA’s news, current affairs and documentary programmes have bagged a total of 23 awards at the prestigious World Media Festivals Television & Corporate Media Awards 2022 in Hamburg, Germany. The awards included 13 gold awards, nine silver and one special award. These formed the bulk of the 34 awards won by Mediacorp, the parent company of CNA.
The annual international awards – which attracted entries from more than 250 media companies from around the world such as NHK, National Geographic, Deutsche Welle and iQiyi – celebrate television and corporate media solutions globally, particularly audiovisual and online productions in the areas of information, education and entertainment.
CNA current affairs progamme Regardless of Race: 5 Years On, won both a gold award for best documentary (society and social issues) as well as the “Hand in Hand” Special Award.
The award recognises content that highlights actions by a state, government, corporation, organisation or individual resulting in improvements in the lives of individuals or in society as a whole. The two-part series, a follow-up to CNA’s 2016 groundbreaking documentary on race, revisits the issue in the wake of multiple reports of racist incidents in Singapore since the pandemic began. Through a series of social experiments, it attempts to uncover the hard truths on how and why people are racially biased. The programme was hosted by Senior Minister of State Janil Puthucheary.
Mediacorp announced the wins in a news release on Thursday (Jun 23).
In the entertainment space, Mediacorp Chinese drama My Mini-Me and Me, produced in collaboration with Infocus Asia, won gold in the Entertainment: Mini Series category and also the “Magic Waves” Special Award, which recognises the best original music. The drama won for its creative application of music to not only complement the on-screen visuals, but to also tell a story and further the plot.
Ms Tham Loke Kheng, Chief Executive Officer of Mediacorp, said: “We are delighted once again to receive this bumper crop of awards at the World Media Festivals. These accolades affirm Mediacorp’s strengths in ...