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Asian Publishers recognised for their outstanding work in adopting digital and mobile strategies at WAN-IFRA's 9th Digital Media Awards

2018-11-09 11:00
  • Singapore Press Holdings and South China Morning Post are multiple winners
  • Two new Gold winners from Indonesia and the Philippines

HONG KONG, Nov. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and South China Morning Post (SCMP) emerged as the biggest winners at the eminent 9th Digital Media Awards organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in Hong Kong.

WAN-IFRA Asian Digital Media Awards 2018 Winners Group Photo
WAN-IFRA Asian Digital Media Awards 2018 Winners Group Photo

SPH topped the chart with 13 awards including three golds; while SCMP, clinched five awards including two golds in the "Best Data Visualisation" and "Best Digital News Start Up" categories.

There are also 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, a news website from the Philippines won Gold for "Best Use of Online Video" – the most competitive category with a record of 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 consumer news today.

This year's Awards 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 gathered 400 media executives from 30 countries.

The Gold winners of this Asian edition will have a chance to 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

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