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.