NST expose wins Asia Media Awards
BANGKOK – The New Straits Times bagged the Bronze Award in the “best in editorial content-breaking news” category at the prestigious 10th Asia Media Awards here last night.
There were 18 other entries in the competition, which is open to newspapers and magazines in the Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle East.
NST’s prize was for a series of front-page articles by Fadhal Ilahi Abdul Ghani on the infiltration of a terror group into educational institutions, published from June 16 to 19 last year.
Chief news editor Lionel Morais received the award at a gala dinner at Shangri-La Hotel during the Publish Asia Conference and Expo 2011.
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was also present at the event.
Three other Malaysian newspapers also emerged winners. Chinese dailies Sin Chew Daily and Nanyang Siang Pau won recognition in the “best in print” category while English daily The Star took a prize in the “sports photography” category.
The Asia Media Awards, organised by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, have risen to become the most prestigious recognition of outstanding work in the fields of content, printing quality, design, infographics and photography among media houses in the continent.
The competition has been held for the past nine years.
Source: New Straits Times Online