World Media Summit is an efficient platform for media organizations to communicate and pool collective wisdom for their survival and development. The first World Media Summit was held on Oct. 2009 in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
The awards include three categories: New Media Reporting Awards , Media Innovation Awards and Awards for Exemplary News Teams and News Professionals in Developing Countries.
Mr. Sainath won the Public Welfare Award for Exemplary News Professionals in Developing Countries, while Al Jazeera English received the Public Welfare Award for Exemplary News Teams in Developing Countries,.
Under the Media Innovation Award, the USA Today emerged winner for its story ‘Behind the Bloodshed’ (The Untold Story of America’s Mass Killings).
The Award for New Media Reporting was won by Global Post of the United States for its story ‘Myanmar Emerges’.