The Straits Times (ST) clinched two golds and one silver at the prestigious Asian Media Awards in Hong Kong on April 24.
The Asian Media Awards, now into its 13th year, is organised by Wan-Ifra, an organisation of the world's press that represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries.
Read the stories and view the photos:
Gold - Newspaper Feature Article
The award went to ST's China bureau chief Kor Kian Beng, 36, and correspondent Ho Ai Li, 34, who covered China's relaxation of its controversial one-child policy last year. The focal point of the article: whether the reform was too little too late, looking at the momentous policy change across generations and cities. http://bit.ly/1ijTrha
Gold - Feature Photography
The top feature photography accolade for a package on the Singapore Armed Forces' combat parachutists came as a bonus for photographer Alphonsus Chern, 34, who had pursued a project on the Singapore Air Force's Basic Airborne Course for years. Pictures in the gallery above.
Silver - Newspaper Breaking News Article
ST's coverage of the Malaysian election results won it a silver in the breaking news category. The win was gratifying for Malaysia bureau chief Carolyn Hong, because the race had been unpredictable until the end. Malaysians also turned to ST for credible, unbiased coverage of their elections, and reproduced the reports in Malaysian media, added foreign editor Ravi Velloor. http://bit.ly/1lb1jae