Since its inception, the Digital Media Asia (DMA) awards have brought together hundreds of industry players every year that are made up of publishers, editors, and digital executives from various digital platforms. The international awards are given to recognise those in the media industry who have delivered original digital and technology content.

This marked the 14th year of the awards being hosted and it was held at a ceremony in Singapore on 3 November as part of the DMA conference. There were around 300 attendees from 98 organisations in 27 countries.

Making our country proud was Malaysian broadcaster Astro AWANI who managed two sweep four awards in the categories that it entered.

It is the number one 24-hour news channel in Malaysia that covers news, business, sports, and more.

At the prestigious awards, it won gold for ‘Best Branded/ Sponsored Content Campaign'. Agrobank is a Malaysian government-owned bank that focuses on the agriculture sector and through the show 'AGRO-X by Agrobank', viewers learn about the comprehensive financing solutions for the agriculture community.

They also received gold and silver for the category of ‘Best Special Project for Covid-19’ for their digital content on ‘Covid-19: Data and Information So Far’ and ‘Crossing the Endemic Bridge’, respectively.

Astro AWANI also clinched silver in the ‘Best Newsletter’ category through the content uploaded on the Malay newsletter covering ‘Seven Hottest Topics of the Day’

These mark the first international awards that have been won by the most trusted news channel in Malaysia. Their digital content managed to win over the hearts of the jury panel from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

Other international platforms that made an appearance at the awards ceremony included Tatler Asia, MediaCorp, Economist Impact, The Strait Times (SPH Media), and more.

Image credit: Astro AWANI