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Kabar News Agency’s journalist takes second place in Silk Road Global News Awards

      15:35, February 28, 2023

The article by journalist of Kabar News Agency Nurzhan Kasmalieva took the second place in the In-depth Reporting Award of the Silk Road Global News Awards.

In total 4,485 works from 80 countries of the world were submitted to the competition. The jury selected 19 finalists in six nominations and their names were announced during the Second Council Meeting of the Belt and Road News Network (BRNN) in Beijing.

Britain's Chris Wright won the In-depth Reporting Award for his article «Kazakhstan Belt and Road Initiative: The road to somewhere» about Khorgos. The Commentary Award went to Mubarak Mugabo from Uganda. Russia’s Svetlana Tarasova was the winner of the Press Photo Award. The Press Video Award was split between NGC Network Asia and CGTN and RTS. Entries from Kenya and Myanmar took home the Short Video Award on the Fight against COVID-19.

Mushahid Hussain Syed, the head of Pakistan's «Friends of Silk Road» club, chairman of the Pakistani-Chinese Society was honored with the Special Contribution Award.

At the same time, two more awards were not awarded to anyone, since only two works each made it to the final in the nominations "best video" and "best short video about the fight against COVID-19". However, for this achievement they were awarded as laureates.

The article of Nurzhan Kasmalieva is about how China creates favorable conditions for transportation of passengers and goods within the framework of the One Belt, One Road Initiative, written on the results of the trip to the south of China, where the reporters witnessed the achievements of the Celestial Empire.

The Silk Road Global News Awards is launched and organized by the Belt and Road News Network (BRNN), whose council chair is the People’s Daily. It has been included in the List of Deliverables for the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

The awards include six categories: the In-depth Reporting Award, Commentary Award, Press Photo Award, Press Video Award, Short Video Award on the Fight against COVID-19 and Special Contribution Award. The awards, designed to become wma professional, authoritative, and globally influential news showcase, encourages media outlets in countries along the Belt and Road to learn from each other and pool their strength together. By recognizing the best news items, the awards highlight the stories of the Belt and Road and amplify the voices of countries and peoples along the Belt and Road, so as to promote high-quality joint construction of the Belt and Road.

At present, 213 media outlets in 99 countries have become BRNN members, and the BRNN's website is now available in 10 languages, with an average of about 1,500 updated articles per month and more than 60,000 articles in total.

Source: Kabar News Agency