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Asian Media Awards
Photograph by Saty Singh

Ahead of its arrival in Manchester at the end of this month, some of the UK’s leading media professionals gathered in London to reveal the full shortlist for the first Asian Media Awards.

The event was held in aid of official charity partners Lendwithcare.org at London’s Living Room at the top of City Hall for shortlisted candidates as well as partners and sponsors.

Presenter and broadcaster Lisa Aziz hosted the night and said: “Asian media has come a long way, as have Asians in the media industry in the last two decades. With the growth in digital television, social media and the internet there are more Asians in the media industry at all levels than ever before.”

Also speaking on the night were judging panel members, Sanjay Shabi of Mediacom and Shamim Chowdry of Al-Jazeerah.

Writing at the official website, Umbreen Ali, Media Manager at the Asian Media Awards said, “Since the inaugural launch, there has been an overwhelming response to the Asian Media Awards. That can be seen in the calibre of the short list.

“This is essentially what the awards epitomises – embracing talent in the UK on every spectrum.”

Click here to view the full Asian Media Awards 2013 Shortlist .

The Asian Media Awards will take place on Thursday 31 October at the Hilton Deansgate, For further information on the awards you can log on to www.asianmediaawards.com or e-mail umbreen@asianmediaawards.com.