BY SHAMAN MOMOH
International news and feature outfit, Al Jazeera has won eleven Gold World Medals, six Silver and two Bronze medals at the New York Festivals awards.
This includes a Bronze in the Community Portraits category for My Nigeria, the six-part documentary series showing six stories of six Nigerians, including Nollywood star turned politician Kate Henshaw and comedian, Basketmouth.
Al Jazeera also picked up a finalist certificate in the Current Affairs category for Inside Kenya’s Death Squads, in which officers from four units of Kenya’s counter-terrorism apparatus admitted the police assassinate suspects on government orders.
Al Jazeera English acting Managing Director, Giles Trendle said about the wins, “Al Jazeera English is delighted to have won a series of Gold and Silver medals at the New York International TV & Film Awards.“