Asian Media Awards 2020 Finalists


Journalist of the Year

Imran Ali – Senior Camera Journalist, BBC News

Assed Baig – Iran Correspondent, Al-Jazeera English

Anila Dhami – Freelance Journalist

Ashish Joshi – Health Correspondent, Sky News

Nazia Parveen – North of England Correspondent, The Guardian

Ranvir Singh – Political Editor, Good Morning Britain, ITV

Best Investigation

Covid-19 Impact on BAME Population Series
Inzamam Rashid for Sky News

Detention of People with A Learning Disability or Autism
Ashish Joshi for Sky News

Leicester Textile Workers
Reported by Amardeep Bassey, Deputy Political Editor Caroline Wheeler, Journalism student Vidhathri Matety for The Sunday Times

MP’s Racism
Reported by Shehab Khan for ITV News, Producers: Iona Napier and Mahatir Pasha; Camera Editors: Robert Turner and Daniel James; Video Editors: Einav Leshetz and Malcolm Dunnett

Racism and Discrimination on the NHS Frontline During COVID
Reported by Emily Morgan, Producers – Roohi Hasan, Alex Cherrie, Imogen Barrer; Assistant Producers – Fred Dimbleby, Tamisha Archibald; Camera – Rob Turner; Editor – Mark Hawtin for ITV News

The Accused – Damned or Devoted
Directed and written by Mohammed Ali Naqvi, Produced by: Mohsin Abbas, Nicholas Franklin, Mohammed Naqvi, Musharraf Shah, Fiona Stourton, Brook Lapping Productions for BBC Four Storyville

The Calypso Caliphate
Poonam Taneja for BBC Asian Network, BBC Sounds & BBC News

Regional Journalist of the Year

Ria Chatterjee – Journalist, ITV London

Navtej Johal – Senior Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

Sangita Lal – Production Journalist, ITV News West Country

Ismail Mulla – Business Reporter, The Yorkshire Post

Sabbiyah Pervez – Communities Reporter, BBC Look North

Nitya Rajan – On-Screen Journalist, ITV News Central

Outstanding Young Journalist

Amrit Gahir – Production Journalist, ITV News Central

Manisha Ganguly – Investigative Journalist, Producer & Film-Maker

Amani Ibrahimi – Producer/Presenter, The Rundown, ITV News

Ravneet Nandra – ITV Meridian

Renuka Odedra – Freelance Journalist

Pria Rai – Broadcast Journalist, BBC Asian Network

Nimra Shahid – 2020 Google News Fellow & Freelance Journalist

Report of the Year

Acid Attack
Shabnam Mahmood for BBC News

Nitya Rajan for ITV News Central

Coronavirus Generation
Inzamam Rashid for Sky News

Minds On The Line
Rajiv Popat for ITV News Central

Period Poverty
Gaggan Sabherwal for BBC News and BBC World Service

Skipping Sikh
Minreet Kaur for BBC News


Radio Presenter of the Year

Qasa Alom

Anushka Arora

Raj Baddhan

Surjit Singh Ghuman MBE

Harpz Kaur

Noreen Khan

Best Radio Show

Breakfast with Raj Ghai – Sunrise Radio

Dipps Bhamrah Show – BBC Asian Network

Drive Time with Haashim – Asian Star Radio 101.6FM

Shivi On Drive Time – Asian FX Radio

The Big Debate – BBC Asian Network

Yasser – BBC Asian Network


Best Blog

Positive Solace with Attika Choudhary

Unlimited Choice By Amit Sodha

Sanjana.Feasts By Sanjana Modha-Patel

‘The Greatest Rivalry – India vs Pakistan’ – Nikesh Rughani and Aatif Nawaz for Wisden Cricket Weekly


Best Stage Production

A Kind of People
Royal Court Theatre

Homing Birds
Kali Theatre

I Wanna Be Yours
Tamasha Theatre Company; Co-Produced by Paines Plough

Mushy: Lyrically Speaking
Rifco Theatre Company/Watford Palace Theatre

My Beautiful Laundrette
Curve Theatre

Santi & Naz
The Thelmas

Phizzical Productions

This year’s Asian Media Awards ceremony will take place digitally on Thursday 19 November.

Previous recipients of an Asian Media Award include Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Waris Hussein, Art Malik, Mehdi Hasan, Nina Wadia, Anita Rani, Shobna Gulati & Faisal Islam.

The University of Salford are premier sponsors and partners to the awards include ITV, MediaCom, M.E.N, & Press Association Training.

The awards are also supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, Routes Into Languages North West, AMT Lawyers, DKR Accountants, 6G Internet, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Supreme Dream Events, Payal Events & Cleartwo.

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