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Sir Michael Palin, Clive Myrie, and the BBCs coverage of the war in Ukraine among winners of the 2023 awards

By TVBEurope Staff

Published: November 13, 2023

Sir Michael Palin, Clive Myrie, and the BBC's coverage of the war in Ukraine among winners of the 2023 awards

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The Association of International Broadcasters (AIB) has revealed the winners of its 19th annual awards, the AIBs, at an awards evening in London. The awards recognise the best international journalism and factual productions across TV, radio, and digital platforms.

In his opening address, AIB chief executive Simon Spanswick said: This competition is needed more than ever, as we face a world in increasing chaos and danger. In many areas, that chaos and danger threaten media freedom and the ability of journalists to hold power to account. That's why journalists and producers need to shout about their work and remind everyone about the importance of journalism and the need to bring stories to global audiences.

Collecting the award for the Specialist Factual TV/Video category was Sir Michael Palin, who was rewarded for his programme Michael Palin: Into Iraq. Commenting on the awards night, Sir Michael said: I'm interested in news, and I'm interested in how people report on different places. What struck me tonight is the very difficult areas which these people have gone into, to reveal what's really going on.

Across the 20 categories there were commendations from the judges, and an overall winner:


Winner: The War in Ukraine, BBC News

Highly commended: Afghanistan after the Taliban, BBC News


Winner: Partygate: The Inside Story, ITV News

Highly commended: The Death and Funeral of HM The Queen, BBC News Content for BBC News


Winner: Hell on Earth: Dari n Gap The Deadly Migrant Route, ITN Productions for Channel 4 (Channel 4 News)

Highly commended: We CRASHED a BMW S1000 RR Superbike while filming with LEGEND Troy Corser, Deutsche Welle - DW

Highly commended: Eco-Warriors of Africa, VOA


Winner: Eternal Spring ( ), Lofty Sky Entertainment

Highly commended: Murder in the Pacific, An Oxford Scientific Films production for BBC


Winner: Fault Lines: Blood Sport, Al Jazeera English


Winner: Michael Palin: Into Iraq, ITN Productions for Channel 5

Highly commended: The East End Through Time with Jay Blades, Hungry Jay Media for Channel 5

Highly commended: Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive, Yeti Television


Winner: Shock and War: Iraq 20 Years On, BBC Long Form Audio

Highly commended: Finding Samantha, RT

Highly commended: First Eat with Nakkiah Lui, Pipi Films for Audible Australia


Winner: The Monkey Haters, BBC Eye/BBC World Service

Highly commended: Wayne Couzens: Killer in Plain Sight, Flicker Productions for Channel 5


Winner: The Shamima Begum Story, BBC News Long Form Audio

Highly commended: The Sound: Mystery of Havana Syndrome, Project Brazen / Goat Rodeo


Winner: Love, Janessa, BBC World Service and CBC Podcasts by Antica Productions and Telltale Industries

Highly commended: This Coal Life, Radio Workshop NPC


Winner: Lyra, Erica Starling Productions for Channel 4

Highly commended: Murder in Mayfair, BBC Arabic, BBC Current Affairs

Highly commended: Nazanin, 649 Media for Channel 4


Winner: Under Poisoned Skies, BBC News Arabic

Highly commended: TechXplore Japan, Electric Eel Studios for BBC World Service

Highly commended: We Can Do Hard Things, Very! for CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd


Winner: Ningaloo Nyinggulu, Artemis Media in Association with Matter of Factual for ABC and Love Nature

Highly commended: 101 East: Mining the Pacific, Al Jazeera English

Highly commended: Australia's Wild Odyssey, Wild Pacific Media for Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Arte France


Winner: India: The Modi Question, BBC Current Affairs

Highly commended: The Labour Files, Al Jazeera I-Unit

Highly commended: Sudan and the Long reach of Russia's Ukraine War, CNN Worldwide


Winner: Before-After: Anna Lindh 2003, Swedish Radio Drama


Winner: The Confession: ITN Productions for Amazon Prime Video



Winner: Panorama: Mariupol - The People's Story, Top Hat Productions/Hayloft Productions

Highly commended: Our World - I Call Him by His Name, International Current Affairs, BBC

Highly commended: The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper - The Trek: A Migrant Trail to America, CNN Worldwide



Winner: Saudi Arabia Wields Cinema as a Tool of Soft Power, France 24 and Nicolas Bertrand

Highly commended: Kenya - Fighting for Water, Off The Grid - TRT WORLD


Winner: Nicky Woolf


Winner: Clive Myrie

The 2024 AIBs are set to open for entry in April, with the awards event in London, shortly after the US Presidential Elections.
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