The UK’s foremost journalists, broadcasters and media professionals were honoured at the Asian Media Awards last night (Thursday October 29).
The star-studded ceremony hosted by Sky News presenter Jannat Jalil took place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate.
Ranvir Singh was named as the Media Personality of the Year 2015. In 2015 she has been seen on ITN News as well as Good Morning Britain and also fronted a number of investigation pieces tackling issues ranging from the refugee crisis to drink driving.
Director Waris Hussein presented the Outstanding Contribution to Media Award to former BBC producer Tara Prem. It came on a night as the awards also celebrated 50 years of Asian programming on the BBC.
Celebrated actor Roshan Seth was honoured with the Sophiya Haque Services to British Television and Film Award.
The Asian Media Awards Best Investigation category in 2015 featured ground-breaking work tackling controversial subject matters from across the globe. The recipient of the 2015 award was Leslee Udwin’s film ‘India’s Daughter.’
BBC Current Affairs Editor Kavita Puri was presented with the Journalist of the Year award.
The highly contested University of Salford Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year award was won by Siraj Datoo, Political Reporter with the website Buzzfeed.
ITV Meridian’s Sangeeta Bhabra was named Regional Journalist of the Year.
‘Slave Wives’ a report by BBC Newsnight won the TV Report of the Year 2015 award.
Anita Anand was named Radio Presenter of the Year, whilst the Noreen Khan Show on the BBC Asian Network was named Best Radio Show.
The BBC Asian Network picked-up their third consecutive AMA in the Radio Station of the Year category. Media Moguls and Star Plus also picked-up their third AMA in their respective categories.
Sabras Radio who celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2015 was named Regional Radio Station of the Year.
Natasha Mudhar beat-off strong competition to win the Media Professional of the Year accolade.
Asad Shan was named TV Presenter of the Year and Desi Rascals named Best TV Show.
Rakhee Thakrar’s portrayal of Shabnam Masood in Eastenders saw her presented with the Best TV Character Award.
Live stage productions featured as a new category in this year’s awards, with Bend It Like Beckham, The Musical, winning the new accolade.
The Best Event Award went to Leicester City Council’s annual Diwali Lights Switch-on.
Leeds based newspaper Asian Express won the Publication of the Year Award.
In the Online section Amena Beauty, known more commonly as Pearl Daisy was named Best Blog whilst DesliBlitz.com picked-up their second AMA for Best Website in two years.
Parle Patel was presented with the Best Video Channel Award for Planet Parle.
The Asian Media Awards took place on Thursday October 29 at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate.
The University of Salford are premier sponsors and partners to the event include ITV, MediaCom & Press Association Training.
The 2015 AMA’s supported Plan UK’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ Campaign.
The Asian Media Awards 2015 is supported by University of Salford, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Carter Law Solicitors, Manchester Metropolitan University, Routes into Languages, Evoque Medical, Zac Dean, Ride Leasing, AMT Lawyers, ITV, MediaCom, Press Association Training, Supreme Dream Events, Cleartwo, Payal, Plan UK & Because I Am A Girl.
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