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Writer: Vinod Behl - Monday, Feb 02,2004 6:20 AM
Zee News wins laurels at The New York Festivals

Zee News has brought acclaim to the Indian TV broadcasting industry by winning laurels at the recently held The New York Festivals, organizer of the world's largest annual international awards competitions for broadcast and non-broadcast media.

Zee News has been awarded the prestigious finalist certificate in the 2004 international television programming & promotions awards at The New York Festivals held in New York on January 30. Zee News is the first Indian News Channel to get this honour at The New York Festivals. This year's competition attracted entries from television broadcasters, cable companies, production companies and independent producers in 52 countries. The exhaustive process of peer review judging was carried out from October to December 2003. As in previous years, the process involved several hundred producers, directors, writers and other media professionals around the United States.

Zee News entry 'Safed Doodh Ka Kala Karobar' (Black Business of White Milk) won finalist certificate in the category of TV Entertainment Programmes under sub-category of Best Investigative Report out of hundreds of entries from all over the world from leading broadcasters. This investigative programme was produced by Girish Juneja and directed by Alka Saxena, programming head of Zee News. The investigative report was filed by Zee News reporters Avinash Tuljapurkar and Yogendra Singh with cameraman Kamal Kumar. Besides Zee News, Kare TV and News 12 Westchester were also awarded finalist certificate for Best Investigative Report for their entries - Jungle Josh and Indian Point Asleep at the Gates. The gold, silver and bronze medals for best investigative report were respectively won by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Sunday Programme Nine Network and Meridian Broadcasting.

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