The Foreign Press Association
acknowledges the generous support of its sponsors.
Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 407 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as of 30 September 2012. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 50 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com
Gibtelecom is Gibraltar's leading telecommunications company providing fixed, mobile and internet services in Gibraltar as well as global carrier services. Amongst other activities, Gibtelecom runs data centres and is a founding shareholder in the Europe India Gateway, a 15,000km fibre optic submarine cable system running from London to India and connecting three continents, with a landing point in Gibraltar.
Gibtelecom prides itself on providing an excellent customer experience and is accredited as a 'Recognised for Excellence' European Foundation for Quality Management organisation.
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, and this year has been a remarkable
chapter in the airline’s history. Now flying to 121 destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Indian
Subcontinent, Australia and the Far East, the airline has also become the first of the major Gulf
carriers to officially join a global alliance having been invited into the oneworld group.
The next major milestone will be the launch of Qatar Airways’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on one of
the five daily flights from London Heathrow to Doha in December. Qatar Airways will be the first to
fly the revolutionary new aircraft on a scheduled service from the UK.
Qatar Airways operates 35 flights per week from London Heathrow and 10 services per week from
Manchester non-stop to the airline’s hub in Doha. Since the beginning of 2012, Qatar Airways has
launched flights to 11 new destinations – Baku (Azerbaijan); Tbilisi (Georgia); Kigali (Rwanda); Zagreb
(Croatia), Erbil (Iraq), Baghdad (Iraq), Perth (Australia), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania); Yangon (Myanmar),
Maputo (Mozambique), and Belgrade (Serbia). Over the next weeks and months, Qatar Airways
will launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including; Warsaw, Poland (December 5),
Gassim, Saudi Arabia (7 January 2013); Najaf, Iraq (January 23); Phnom Penh, Cambodia (February
20); Chicago, USA (April 10); and Salalah, Oman (May 22).
As a truly global airline, we understand and value the importance of building and developing
international ties, which is why we commend the great work done by foreign correspondents and all
those nominated in the prestigious Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2012.
Kuwait British Friendship Society
The Kuwait British Friendship Society was founded in the aftermath of the 1990 invasion of Kuwait to enhance the relationship between the two countries.
It organises 8 round table seminars on issues related to Kuwait and the Gulf as well as an annual banquet in London and a showcase for British industry in Kuwait. It also offers and annual prize of £10,000 to the two best books published in the UK on Arab and Islamic thought.
Al Arabiya News Channel, a 24/7 free-to-air news and current affairs satellite channel, was launched in 2003 and soon became the news source of choice for Arabs seeking credible news and information about the Middle East and the world beyond. The channel runs an extensive global network of correspondents and reporters with nearly 30 offices around the world.
Following the remarkable success of the Channel, on March 3rd 2012, Al Arabiya Al Hadath was launched, as an extension of Al Arabiya News Channel; it focuses on extensive live coverage of events from across the Arab World and beyond, coupled with in-depth studio analysis featuring high profile guests.
Al Arabiya and Al Arabiya Al Hadath news channels occasionally share key content, in addition to news bulletin.
Chivas Regal, the luxury whisky brand, is the flagship brand of Chivas Brothers – the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – and is sold in more than 150 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
It was at the beginning of the 19th Century that blending pioneers James and John Chivas, two brothers from Aberdeen in Scotland, first combined different matured whiskies to create a unique ‘house’ character, setting a standard that would be handed down through the generations. In 1909, Chivas Brothers made distilling history by creating the world’s first luxury Scotch whisky – a 25 year old blend called Chivas Regal. This sophisticated whisky took America by storm and went on to become the world’s first luxury Scotch whisky.
Today, the Chivas Regal range is the epitome of style, substance and exclusivity and includes Chivas Regal 12, 18, 25 year old and the newly released Chivas Brothers Blend, which was introduced to markets worldwide in October this year. Available only in the travel retail channels, this new 12 year old blend is an ultra-smooth whisky for today’s sophisticated travellers who are looking for something different which also provides them with a memorable whisky experience.
Chivas Regal is proud to sponsor this year’s Foreign Press Awards.
The Press Association is the UK’s trusted source of compelling multimedia content.
For 140 years, the Press Association’s network of journalists has been gathering news and information for the media. Today the company supplies everything from breaking news and showbiz interviews to real-time sports results and the weather forecast. The Press Association is now a digital business, with the ability to supply tailored text, pictures and video for use on media, commercial and public sector platforms around the world.
The Press Association is proud to provide photography services to the FPA Media awards. We can help you get the picture.
For more information visit www.pressassociation.co.uk
A hidden corner of central London, the warmth and energy Angelus is renowned for is personified in its founder Thierry Tomasin.
With award-winning Head Chef Martin Nisbet at his side, Thierry Tomasin, former Chairman Sommelier of Britain has turned Angelus into a favourite West London restaurant with an easy gastronomic menu and contemporary approach to the French classics with an unbeatable wine cellar.
Angelus prides itself on being an all day and evening refuge, providing anything from gourmet breakfasts or mid-morning snacks, through to canapés, lunch or dinner. A sumptuous lounge and elegant bar are set alongside the restaurant to escape the world outside
Addison Lee, Europe’s largest supplier of premium minicab services, is the transport sponsor for this year’s Foreign Press Association Awards.
10 million Londoners rely on Addison Lee every year to get them from A to B because of their honest, efficient and professional approach. The company serves over 15,000 London businesses, including 50% of the FTSE100.
Whether developing award-winning technologies such as auto-allocation and smart phone apps, pioneering innovative employee initiatives such as allowing parents to bring babies into the workplace, or challenging bus lane legislation; Addison Lee is always at the forefront of the industry, doing everything they can to keep Londoners moving, wherever and whenever they are needed.
As a forward-thinking company with a strong entrepreneurial flair, Addison Lee is more than just a minicab company. Through organic growth and acquisitions they continue to widen the scope of their business and with their cutting-edge approach they are transforming the transport sector, revolutionising the customer journey.
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.
Founded in 1846, today AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news in the world. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees content from AP.
AP Global Media Services provides live camera positions and operational support for breaking news stories and planned events around the world, wherever and whenever they take place. Our broadcast facilities and editorial support are on hand for broadcasters and news platforms covering global or regional news stories, and our highly-specialized team of technicians and producers provide expert assistance.
We have fixed live positions in over 20 major cities around the world and the Central London Studio is our newest addition. Situated on 12th floor, the facility offers 5 HD studios in the heart of London. With panoramic views across some of the most iconic landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the Shard, London Eye, the City of London Financial district featuring St Paul’s Cathedral and the “Gherkin” the facility has the capability to deliver anything from news style live hits, fully manned two and three camera operations through to ready to air television shows.