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Asian publishers recognised for their outstanding work in digital and mobile content.

Asian publishers recognised for their outstanding work in digital and mobile content.

Hong Kong – 2018-11-08

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and South China Morning Post (SCMP) emerged as the biggest winners at the 9th Digital Media Awards organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). The Prize delivered in Hong Kong awards two new Gold winners from Indonesia and the Philippines.

Singapore Press Holdings topped the chart with 13 awards including three gold; while South China Morning Post clinched five awards, including two gold in the “Best Data Visualisation” and “Best Digital News Start-up” categories.

PT GVM Network and are two first-time winners. PT GVM Network ( from Indonesia won Gold in the “Best in Digital Marketing” and bronze in the “Best in Social Media Engagement” categories. Rappler, from the Philippines won Gold for “Best Use of Online Video” – the most competitive category with a record 38 submissions, the highest for this year’s event.

The Awards are the most prestigious recognition in Asia of outstanding work by publishers in adopting digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total offerings to meet the changes in how people consume news today.

This year’s Awards, sponsored by Google News Initiative, attracted 157 entries from 27 media companies across 10 Asian countries.

The ceremony was held at Digital Media Asia 2018, WAN-IFRA’s annual digital conference which opened on November 8, 2018 and saw over 400 media executives from 40 countries attending.

The Gold winners of this Asian edition will compete with counterparts from other regions - Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and South Asia - during the WAN-IFRA’s World Digital Media Awards in June 2019.

The full list of winners can be found at


ABOUT DIGITAL MEDIA ASIA Now in its 10th year, sees nearly 40 speakers from 20 countries addressing senior management and media industry executives on key issues such as digital transformation, diversification of revenue streams, media trends, digital subscription, reader engagement and media innovation. The conference, which will be attended by over 400 participants from 40 countries, is fully sold out. Digital Media Asia 2018 is a conference powered by The WAN-IFRA Asia Pacific office. Our office based in Singapore, helps to bring services such as training, events, consulting, and publications closer to members in the region.

ABOUT WAN-IFRA WAN-IFRA is the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. Its mission is to protect the rights of journalists and publishers across the world to operate free media and provide its members with professional services to help their business prosper in a digital world and perform their crucial role in open societies. With formal representative status at the United Nations, UNESCO and the Council of Europe, it derives its authority from its global network of leading news publishing companies and technology entrepreneurs, and its legitimacy from its 80 national association members representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries.

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