KiniBiz shortlisted for prestigious SOPA award

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KiniBiz has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards 2014 under the Excellence in Business Reporting section for category B.

Category B covers English-language newspapers that circulate primarily in one or two countries, English-language magazines with circulation under 50,000 and English-language websites with 5 million monthly uniques or below.

The SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence were established in 1999 as a tribute to editorial excellence in both traditional and new media, and were designed to encourage editorial vitality throughout the region. The awards cover a broad range of categories reflecting Asia’s diverse geo-political environment and vibrant editorial scene.

The entry up for consideration is titled ‘On the trail of 1MDB’s billions - a tale of fortunes lost’. It investigates the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) sovereign fund and dissects its many questionable billion ringgit deals in two series here and here .

According to the society, the awards aim to be a “tribute to editorial excellence in both traditional and new media, and were designed to encourage editorial vitality throughout the region”.

Also nominated in the same category as Kinibiz are the South China Morning Post and The Edge Review . The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on June 11, 2014 in Hong Kong.

Earlier this month, KiniBiz ’s journalists Chan Quan Min and Khairie Hisyam were also shortlisted for the National Press Club Malaysia’s Online Journalist of the Year award to be awarded on Monday.

The NPC Awards were created by the National Press Club to recognise exceptional journalists who have made a mark on the industry. The winner will be announced at a gala dinner on May 26, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur.

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