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UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador James Chau receives award for outstanding journalistic reporting

February 9, 2012
UNAIDS - 09 February 2012

For a second consecutive year, China Central Television has awarded its annual prize to CCTV News anchor and UNAIDS national Goodwill Ambassador James Chau for his outstanding journalistic reporting in 2011.

Over the past 12 months, Mr Chau reported on key global events such as the political changes in the Middle East and North Africa, the Norway killings and development issues like the Durban Climate Change Conference, the 2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS and the Youth Summit on HIV/AIDS.

"I congratulate Mr Chau on receiving this award that acknowledges his integrity in news reporting," said UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe. "Mr Chau has also been a tireless advocate highlighting the global AIDS issues during his participation in a number of international fora." The first UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador to be appointed on the Chinese Mainland, Mr Chau uses his television and digital media platforms to help support the rights of people living with HIV. On World AIDS Day 2011, Mr Chau joined the Governor-General of Australia and the Australian HIV Partnership in lighting the Sydney Opera House--the first of dozens of iconic landmarks around the world to turn red to raise awareness on the Getting to Zero campaign.

CCTV News is the international division of China Central Television and airs globally 24 hours a day from its broadcast centers in Beijing, Nairobi and Washington, DC. Together with the network's other channels, it reaches the country's 1.3 billion population and a large international audience.

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