The U.K.-headquartered Association for International Broadcasting has announced a landmark partnership arrangement with Radio Taiwan International for this year’s annual journalism and factual programming awards, the AIBs. This will be the 18th year the AIB has staged the awards to celebrate work produced for TV, radio and digital platforms.
“We are delighted to welcome Radio Taiwan International as the event partner for the AIBs 2022,” says Simon Spanswick, chief executive of the AIB. “Taiwan has one of the freest media environments in Asia, so it is absolutely fitting that RTI is stepping up to support the AIBs that celebrate journalism and freedom of expression internationally. The partnership with RTI is central to the continuing success and growth of these renowned and respected awards that showcase outstanding news reporting and factual programming from around the world.”
Cheryl Lai, the chairperson of RTI, adds: “RTI is committed to freedom of the media as a pillar of democracy. We believe that it is vitally important to support those who are holding truth to power around the world and to celebrate their essential work. RTI is glad to be partnering with these important awards for journalism and factual programming. We look forward to marking the achievements of some of the world’s best program-makers who bring the stories that matter to global audiences.”
RTI, Taiwan’s international multimedia broadcaster, can trace its roots back to 1928, making it one of the world’s longest continuously operating broadcasters.
The AIBs recognize excellence in factual productions across TV, radio and online and attract entries from broadcasters and production companies in over 40 countries. The competition has 18 categories, including daily journalism, investigative documentary, sports journalism and human interest.
Entries for this year’s awards close on July 1. AIB welcomes entries in all languages for any audience – local, regional, national, or international. After shortlisting, the finalists’ work goes to a global panel of judges who decide on the competition’s winners.
The AIBs 2022 ceremony will be at Church House Westminster, London, on November 11, and will be the first live event after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. The event attracts key opinion leaders within broadcasting and production companies, and in politics and regulation, alongside journalists, editors, producers, and directors.