Giles Trendle, director of programming at Al Jazeera English, said: “We are delighted and honoured to receive these awards and see them as a testament to the quality of journalism and filmmaking to which we adhere. Our current affairs documentary strand, 101 East, has always set high standards and is part of our mission to tell bold and untold stories from around the world.”
101 East is Al Jazeera’s in-depth weekly current affairs programme, which focuses on stories from across Asia and the Pacific. In recent years 101 East has won awards for its exemplary journalism from the World Media Awards Summit, Human Rights Press Awards and the Asia TV Awards.
Before joining 101 East, Steve Chao spent close to two decades on the frontlines in the world’s hotspots. Chao began his career in Canada working for various networks and was Asia bureau chief for CTV News, before joining Al Jazeera in 2009 as senior Asia correspondent.