DESIblitz wins Asian Media Awards best website 2015

L-to-R: DESIblitz news editor Scarlett Leung and Director Indi Deol receive best website award at AMA 2015

L-to-R: DESIblitz news editor Scarlett Leung and Director Indi Deol receive best website award at AMA 2015

DESIblitz, the British Asian lifestyle webzine launched in 2008 by Birmingham social enterprise Aidem Digital CIC, has won the prestigious Asian Media Awards 2015 Best Website award for the second time in three years. The prize was awarded at a gala event held in Manchester on October 29th 2015.

Aidem Digital is a social enterprise dedicated to developing and delivering media projects that have a social impact.

Since last winning this high profile award in 2013, DESIblitz has grown from strength to strength. Director, Indi Deol, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the DESIblitz team, and a great recognition of all the hard work that goes into producing the quality content that you see on a daily basis. Marketing agencies often think that Asian media doesn’t carry any weight amongst mainstream publications, particularly in the online world. But DESIblitz readers have grown by 160% in the last year. That in itself is proof enough of how relevant and vital Asian media is in the digital and online sphere.”

DESIblitz lead editor, Aisha Farooq said: “I am continually surprised at the sheer number of talented applicants that come to us on a daily basis. It is proof enough of how limited opportunities like these are out there in the media world. DESIblitz provides journalistic development and support for young budding writers, editors and video editors and gives them the chance to live and breathe real journalism and produce content that actually matters.”

Congratulations to everyone at DESIblitz and Aidem Digital CIC.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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