Al Jazeera English wins 'Best Website' at Online Media Awards
June 8, London: Al Jazeera English has won the Best Website award at the annual Online Media Awards ceremony held in London, along with three other awards and two commendations.
The awards hosted on Tuesday evening by marketing company The Drum were judged by a panel of journalists, PR professionals and media personalities, Al Jazeera reported.
Other organisations nominated for awards included Britain's Channel 4, The Guardian, the BBC, and ITV.
Al Jazeera's senior editor for digital video, Yasir Khan, beat ten other nominees to win Online Editor of the Year, while Al Jazeera's Alaa Batayneh won the award for Most Effective Media Tool.
Batayneh developed the Al Jazeera Newsroom Toolbox, a collection of seven bespoke applications designed to help editors to deliver content faster and more efficiently.
A multimedia essay titled Banished: Why menstruation can mean exile in Nepal picked up the gong for Best Use of Photography. The company's acting managing director, Giles Trendle, said he was "delighted" with the sweep of awards.
The Oslo Times