Al Jazeera Children's Channel wins international awards

Published November 24th, 2009 - 12:56 GMT

Al Jazeera Children's Channel (JCC) marked more success in the international TV industry closing the year 2009, winning international awards and recognitions in all of United Kingdom, India, and Egypt.

JCC's long format documentary film "Wailing Wall" won the Special Jury Award at the 11th Osian's Cinefan Awards 2009 on the 30th of October 2009 in New Delhi.


Award winner "Wailing Wall" gives an insight on the odd life of children and adults living close to this dividing line in Palestine. Director Elias Bakkar expressed his delight for winning an award at the first international screening of his film produced during this year.


In London, JCC won the AIB Editor's Choice Award for innovative programming at the special Excellence Awards gala dinner organized by the Association of International Broadcasters (AIB). The award came to recognize JCC's exceptional and innovative content and contribution to the children of the Arab world, promoting education and creating a progressive mindset.


Premiering in children’s drama, JCC's TV family series "Ana Wa Ekhwati" (Me and my siblings) bagged gold award for Best Picture and Sound in the TV drama category and won silver award for Best Children Drama at the 15th Cairo Arab Media Festival. The third season of "Ana Wa Ekhwati" is broadcasted as part of this year's special Ramadan offering with a remarkable picture. The series is the first Arabic drama rolled with "Red Cinema" camera.


Malika Alouane, Director of Programming at JCC said: "we at JCC are delighted and feel rewarded to receive these recognitions. These awards feed our motivation and make us more ambitious towards presenting the best and most unconventional content that would create a better mindset and contribute in educating our children. These values come from the heart of our mission as part of Qatar Foundation for Education Science and Community Development".

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