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Al Jazeera wins seven Drum Online Media Awards | News

AJ English Digital won the Website, Interaction and Opinion sections.

Al Jazeera English took home five top awards and two highly recommended runners-up at the 2023 Drum Online Media Awards (OMA). The winners will be announced at the annual Drum OMA Awards Ceremony in London on 13 June.

Soraya Salam, manager of Al Jazeera English Online, won Editorial Director of the Year for her breadth and stewardship of AJ English’s global news coverage, as the site continues to chart unprecedented growth and innovation.

The site’s interactive arm, AJ Labs, won a Tech Innovation of the Year award for its AI prediction game to see how its AI bots stacked up to actual FIFA World Cup victories.

The AJ English Opinions section won the Best Opinion/Blog category for its exceptional commentary from experts and emerging global voices.

“We are proud of our digital team, who have received well-deserved recognition for their dedication and editorial vision,” said Mounir Daymi, Al Jazeera’s executive director for digital.

Al Jazeera English also had two OMA victories. Journalist Ali Rae won Content Creator of the Year for her multi-episode series, “Long Live the Earth,” which delves into pressing environmental issues, from the global problem of plastic and the pollution generated by big cities to the challenge of offsetting carbon footprints. validity.

award winning 101 East The team won Video Team of the Year for their sense of community, a four-part series that explores how communities around the world can come together to adapt and survive the tough challenges of 21st century life.

“These awards are a great recognition of our team who have produced such innovative, important and compelling content across all platforms for our global audience,” said Al Jazeera English General Manager Giles Trendell.

AJ+ also received a highly commended second place in the editorial activity category of the year for its multilingual coverage of the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by the Israeli army.

With several international awards, AJ+ French journalist Remy Nsabimana was also highly commended for Journalist of the Year.

The Drum Online Media Awards recognize original, thought-provoking work across all platforms. They are open to editorial teams and media owners of any size, and recognize influential and innovative work from around the world.

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