Asian Media Awards 2022 Finalists


Journalist of the Year

Assed Baig – Correspondent, Al Jazeera English

Meehika Barua – Freelance Journalist & Writer

Sabah Choudhry – Reporter, Sky News

Rohit Kachroo – Global Security Editor, ITN ITV News

Shehab Khan – Political Reporter, ITN ITV News

Nabihah Parkar – Video Journalist, ViceWorld News

Inzamam Rashid – Correspondent, Sky News

Darshna Soni – Home Affairs Correspondent, Channel 4 News

Best Investigation

Racism In Cricket
George Dobell for ESPN Cricinfo

Anni: The Honeymoon Murder
Shekhar Bhatia for Dragon Fly TV & Discovery+

Detainees Held Without Trial In Kashmir Accuse Police of Widespread Abuse
Joe Wallen & Samaan Lateef for The Telegraph

East & South Asian Hate Crime Rises By 50% Since Pandemic
Senior Producer: Roohi Hasan; Senior Reporter: Paul Davies; Digital Producer: Ann Yip; Camera: Kevin O’Mahoney for ITN ITV News

The Trojan Horse Affair
Hamza Syed & Brian Reed for The Serial & New York Times

Turkey Teeth: Bargain Smiles or Big Mistake?
Produced by Ashni Lakhani & Rob Brown; Executive Producer: Kim Rowell; Presented by Dr Trishala Lakhani for BBC News

Regional Journalist of the Year

Lillie Almond – Broadcast Journalist, Heart News East & LBC News

Pritti Mistry – Journalist, BBC Humberside and Yorkshire

Tasnim Nazeer – Journalist & Presenter, STV News

Sabbiyah Pervez – Communities Reporter, BBC Look North

Davinia Ramos – Digital Reporter, BBC North West Tonight

Gurdip Thandi – Local Democracy Reporter, Birmingham Mail/Birmingham Live

Outstanding Young Journalist

Kimi Chaddah – Freelance Journalist

Baldeep Chahal – Broadcast Journalist, BBC Asian Network

Alyshea Chand – Digital News Producer, ITN Productions

Isaan Khan – Sports Reporter, Daily Mail

Saywah Mahmood – Data Journalist, Global Data PLC/New Statesman Media Group

Amrit Singh Mann – Broadcast Journalist, Sky News

Raheem Rashid – Reporter, ITV News Central

Aisha Zahid – News Reporter, Sky News

Sports Journalist of the Year

Mo Mooncey – NBA Analyst, Reporter & Presenter, Sky Sports

Aatif Nawaz – Commentator & Presenter, BBC Sport & BBC Test Match Special

Aaron Paul – Reporter, Commentator & Presenter, BBC Radio 5 Live Sport, BBC London Sport & ITV Football

Sanny Rudravajhala – Journalist & Presenter, BBC Sport

Nikesh Rughani – Commentator & Reporter, BBC Sport

Kal Sajad – Broadcast Journalist, BBC Sport

Dev Trehan – Reporter & Presenter, Sky Sports

Report of the Year

50 and Out
Reported by Gaggan Sabherwal; Camera & Edited by David Murphy for BBC World Service

Grenfell Tower Fire: Counselling Demand Surges Five Years On From Tragedy
Reported by Ria Chatterjee & Produced by Roohi Hasan for ITN ITV News

Helping Children In Crisis
Andrew Misra for ITV Border

My Space
Navtej Johal for BBC East Midlands Today

Welsh Ambulance: Paramedics Say Job Is Soul Destroying
Charanpreet Khaira for BBC Wales

Uganda at 50
Rajiv Popat for ITV News Central

Why Ex-Offenders Are Going Straight Back To Dangerous Class A Drugs
Inzamam Rashid & Mickey Carroll for Sky News


Radio Presenter of the Year

Ankur Desai

Vallisa Chauhan

Nikita Kanda

Hawa Kassam

Neev Spencer


Best Radio Show

Beyond Bollywood
BBC Asian Network

Bobby Friction
BBC Asian Network

The Everyday Hustle
BBC Asian Network

Kash Kumar’s 6-2-8 Show
Sabras Radio

Noreen Khan
BBC Asian Network

Mango Masala
Pie Radio

Shabnam Sahi On Sunrise Radio
Sunrise Radio

Sunny & Shay
BBC Radio London

Radio Station of the Year

BBC Asian Network

Lyca Radio

Sunrise Radio

Sabras Radio


Best TV Character

Aabay Ali as Charley Bates in Dodger

Hannah Khalique-Brown as Saara Parvin in The Undeclared War

Jimmi Harkishin as Dev Alahan in Coronation Street

Paige Sandhu as Meena Jutla in Emmerdale

Balvinder Sopal as Suki Panesar in Eastenders

Parth Thakerar as JJ in Brassic

Best Programme / Show

Back In Time for Birmingham
Wall to Wall Productions for BBC 2

Bend It Like Beckham – 20 Years On
BBC Sport News Commissioning for the BBC

My Hometown: Jassa Ahluwalia: Am I English?
BBC England Commissioning for BBC One Series We Are England

Tan France: Beauty and the Bleach
Cardiff Productions for BBC Two

The Birth of Punjabi Garage
Yung Singh & Ministry of Sound

TV Channel of the Year

ARY Digital

Colors UK

Sony Entertainment Television

Utsav Plus


Best Publication / Website

Asian Standard

BizAsia Live


FemAsia Magazine

Best Podcast

A Millennial Mind
Shivani Pau

Around the Wicket – Yorkshire’s Asian Cricket
Nasser Hanif for BBC Yorkshire & BBC Sounds

Brown Girl Like Me
Jaspreet Kaur for BBC Radio 4 & BBC Sounds

Coffee & Chromosomes
Nisha & Hamel Soni on Behalf of ‘Wouldn’t Change A Thing’

Friday Night Counter Attack
Hamz, Saf, Arif, Vish, Sal & Roheel

The Nila Extract
Nila Varman

Where You From?
Lillie Almond for LBC & Global Player


Creative Media Award

Brummie Muslims
Birmingham Mail/Birmingham Live

#BeVisible: See the Ability, Not the Difference
Ethnic Reach for Vatika UK

Find Malik A Wife

South Asian Heritage Month
Binita Kane & Jasvir Singh

Media Agency of the Year

Curzon PR

Ethnic Reach



Best Stage Production

10 Nights
Graeae Theatre Company, Tamasha Theatre Company & Bush Theatre
Written by Shahid Iqbal Khan; Directed by Kash Arshad; Movement Director: Jennifer Kay; Designer: Khadija Raza; Dramaturg: Oladipo Agboluaje; AV Design: Reuben Cook; Lighting Design by Sara Burns; Casting by Sarah Hughes; Sound Design: Sarah Sayeed; Featuring: Safyan Iqbal & Zaqi Ismail

Abigail’s Party
Watford Palace Theatre In Association with Rifco Theatre Company
Directed by Pravesh Kumar; Designed by Rebecca Brower

Chasing Hares
Young Vic & Theatre Uncut
Written by Sonali Bhattacharya; Directed by Milli Bhatia

Written & Performed by Hannah Kumari; Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair; Produced by Alistair Wilkinson; Choreography by Nadia Sohawon; Sound Design by Tingying Dong; Dramaturgy by Milli Bhatia; PR by Diana Whitehead; Photography by Ali Wright; Graphic Design by India Martin

Bush Theatre & Clean Break
Written by Ambreen Razia; Dramaturg: Deirdre O’Halloran; Company Stage Manager: Gemma Scott & Kala Simpson; Vocal Coach: Gurkiran Kaur; Assistant Stage Manager: Hester Blindell; Design Mentor: Kat Heath; Set & Costumer Deisgner: Liz Whitbread; Education Workshop Facilitator: Maryam Shaharuddin; Production Electrician; Ola Przytula; Co-Directors: Róisín McBrinn & Sophie Dillon Moniram; Costume Supervisor: Sabia Smith; Lighting Designer: Sally Ferguson; Movement Director: Sarita Piotrowski; Composer & Sound Designer: Sonum Batra; Production Manager: Tabitha Piggott; Casting: Vicky Richardson; Featuring: Ashna Rabheru, Avita Jay, Rina Fatania & Renu Brindle

Love N Stuff
Oldham Coliseum Theatre
By Tanika Gupta; Directed by Gitika Buttoo; Designed by Hannah Sibai; Movement Direction by Grace Goulding; Lighting Design by Jason Taylor; Sound Design by Sarah Sayeed & Adam McCready; Featuring Komal Amin & Maanuv Thiara

Mrs Kapoor’s Daughter’s Wedding Rebooted
AK Productions
Directed, Written and Produced by Archana Kumar; Co-produced by Hiten Kumar; Choreographed by Archana Kumar, Anjali Janani and Rupal Thakrar. Featuring: Parle Patel, Darshan Varsani, Shahid Abbas Khan, Drupti Vaja, Rhythm n Bass, Bhavna Patel & RajKumar Patel

Common Wealth, Fuel, Speakers Corner & Bradford Modified Club
Written by Zia Ahmed with Mohammad Ali Yunis, Casper Ahmed & Sohail Hussain; Directed by Evie Manning, Iram Rehman, Sajidah Shabir, Rosema Nawaz, Mariyah Kayat, Madeyah Khan & Maleehah Hussain; Designed by Rosie Elnile; Sound Designer & Composer: Wojciech Rusin; Lighting Design by Andy Purves; Associate Designer & Inflatables Creator: Rachel Schofield Owen, Soft Tissue Studio; Choreography Support by Lloyd Thompson & Himani Bhardwaj; Voice Actors: Merch Husey , Liz Simmons & James Lewis; Production Manager: Rachel Bowen; Graphic Designer: Robert Scargill; Videographer & Video Editor: Jack King; Featuring: Mohammad Ali Yunis, Casper Ahmed & Sohail Hussain

Best Live Event

Jambo Cinema

London Indian Film Festival

London Muslim Shopping Festival

Through the Lens of Masterji

Uganda 50


Best Video Channel

Winner to be announced at the AMA ceremony

AMA Best Newcomer

Winner to be announced at the AMA ceremony

The Sophiya Haque Services to British Television, Film & Theatre Award

Winner to be announced at the AMA ceremony

Media Personality of the Year

Winner to be announced at the AMA ceremony

Outstanding Contribution to Media Award

Winner to be announced at the AMA ceremony

This year’s Asian Media Awards return to the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Friday October 28.

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 & Adil Ray.

The University of Salford are Premier Partners to the Asian Media Awards.

Partners to the awards include ITV, MediaCom, Reach PLC, Manchester Evening News &

The awards are also supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, AMT Lawyers, DKR Accountants, 6G Internet, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Fritz Av, Payal Events & Cleartwo.

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