101 East

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101 East
101 East (AJE) logo.png
Presented by 2006–2008: Teymoor Nabili
2008–2012: Fauziah Ibrahim
2012–present: Steve Chao
Production
Running time 25 minutes
Release
Original channel Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera America
Original release November 2006 (2006-11) – present
External links
Website

101 East is a weekly television programme, broadcast by Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America, that focuses on current affairs in Asia and the Pacific.

The programme is presented from various locations across Asia and features in-depth reports of the particular issues affecting the different parts of the region. In the past, it has also hosted interviews and panel discussions.

The show launched in November 2006, at the same time as Al Jazeera English itself, and remains the channel's flagship Asia-Pacific current affairs show.[1][2]

Panel discussions used to take place in the Al Jazeera studios in Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia.[3] In more recent times they were held at various locations appropriate to the theme of the discussion.

101 East airs each week on Al Jazeera English at 22:30GMT on Thursdays, 09:30GMT on Fridays, 03:30GMT on Saturdays, and 16:30GMT on Sundays.

Team[edit]

Steve Chao, presenter for 101 East, conducts a piece to camera in front of the Himalayas.

The show was hosted by Teymoor Nabili for two years, from its launch to August 2008.[3] Fauziah Ibrahim then took over, from September 2008 to 2012.

Awards[edit]

101 East won the Best Current Affairs Programme Award for the Asian Television Awards in 2013.[4] In addition, several 101 East documentaries have attracted international critical acclaim and have earned the show the following awards.[5]

Episode name Year of release Synopsis Awards
Nepal's slave girls 2013 "Reporting on the hardship on Nepal's kamlari's, young girls are kept as child slaves and often sold into the practice. Many have hope for the future, but the mysterious death of few has resulted in widespread protest and calls for reform"
  • Broadcast Story of the Year, 2014 Women's Empowerment Journalism Awards
  • Silver medal at the 2014 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards
Murder in God's name 2013 "To make derogatory comments about Prophet Muhammad, or to desecrate the Quran in Pakistan, often results in death at the hand of a mob. Some are working to overcome this climate of fear through tolerance, and are facing fierce opposition in doing so."
  • Gold medal at the 2014 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards
  • First prize at the 18th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong
Everest: 60th anniversary 2013 "Looking back at 60 years of conquering human's tallest feat; the stories that compel people to attempt an ascend and the real-world consequences many climbers face."
  • Gold medal at the 2014 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards
  • First prize at the 2013 Asian Television Awards
It's a man's world 2013 "With some of the highest recorded levels of violence against women in the world, the Asia-Pacific region struggles with a type of violence many would prefer to ignore."
  • Special Gold UNDPI Award at the 2014 New York Festivals International Television & Film Award
  • Gold at the 2013 Australian Cinematographers Society Awards (State, SA & WA).
Contagion 2013 "Indian doctors believe they have identified a mutant strain of incurable TB, raising alarms of a new health hazard. When existing curses are unable to work, those poorest are often the most affected."
  • Silver medal at the 2014 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards
Scars of Sri Lanka 2013 "Despite government claims of peace, the torture and abductions continue to be used to stifle ethnic and political dissent."
  • First prize at the 18th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong
Sectarian divide 2013 "Sectarian violence between extremist members of Pakistan's majority Sunni and minority Shia communities has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people since 1980s."
  • First prize at the 18th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong
Unhealed wounds of Osh 2013 "Three years after deadly ethnic clashes in south Kyrgyzstan, discrimination still marginalizes many, and others are still struggling to rebuild."
  • First prize at the 18th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong
No Place Like Home 2012 "Can progress and justice co-exist in Cambodia, a country where development leaves a trail of destruction?"
  • Special Merit, 17th Human Rights Press Awards
Australia's lost generation 2012 "Young Aborigines are four times more likely to commit suicide than non-indigenous Australians. 101 East looks at the variety of reasons believed to drive aboriginal youth to suicide."
  • Bronze medal at the 2013 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards
Nowehere to go 2012 "The Rohingya are a stateless people described by the UN as one of the world's most persecuted minorities."
  • First prize at the 17th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong
Battered and bruised 2012 "Two out of three women in Papau New Guinea have experienced domestic violence and 50 percent of women have experienced forced sex or gang-rape."
  • First prize at the 17th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong
Battling the Yakuza 2012 "Japan's authorities are clamping down on the criminal underworld, but the mighty Yakuza refuse to back down"
  • Golden Tripod at the 2013 Australian Cinematography Society Awards (National)
  • Gold at the 2012 Australian Cinematographers Society Awards (State, QLD)
Nepal: Children For Sale" 2011 "With weak law enforcement, can foreigners adopting children from Nepal be sure that they are really orphans?"
  • Special Merit, 16th Human Rights Press Awards
  • Silver at the 2012 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards
Bangladesh: Too young to work" 2011 "Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world. To support their families, millions of children are employed to work, many of them in hazardous conditions."
  • Gold at the 2012 Australian Cinematographers Society Awards (State, SA & WA)
  • Best Short Documentary at the 2011 Sichuan TV Festival – International Gold Panda Awards
China: Inventing Innovation" 2011 "For years, China has been promoting a policy of 'indigenous innovation' – favoring domestic firms that develop their own technologies."
  • Bronze at the 2012 China Dragon Awards

Countries covered[edit]

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