The Indian Express wins WAN-IFRA Asian Digital Media gold medal

The Indian Express has won the gold medal at the WAN-IFRA Asian Digital Media Awards, 2012, for 'The Best in Social Media' category. The award ceremony was held in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. The medal was received by Anant Goenka, head-new media, The Indian Express.

WAN-IFRA or the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, is a global organisation representing more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries, the organisation's website states. It holds awards every year in the following categories: online media, online video, social media, mobile media, cross media, online infographics and tablet publishing.

NDTV Ltd, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd and Star Publications (Malaysia) Bhd picked up silver medals in the 'Social Media' categor y, with PT Riau Media Grafika winning bronze.

'Social Media' was the most heavily contested category, WAN-IFRA officials said.

Singapore Press Holdings picked up the gold for 'Newspaper Website' and 'Mobile Media' categories, Star Publications (Malaysia) Bhd got gold for 'Cross Media Advertising', South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd for 'Online Video' and 'Magazine Website' and NDTV Ltd for 'Tablet Publishing'. WAN-IFRA was created in July 2009 with the merger of the World Association of Newspapers and IFRA, the research and service organisation for the news publishing industry. The two organisations have a 110-year history between them as the global representatives of the world's press.

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