Paul Buccieri, President of A+E Networks
Paul Buccieri, President of A+E Networks, has received the MIP SDG Award for reduced inequalities in a dedicated online event on the frame of MIPTV. "A+E leads by example to promote diversity of screen partnering with minorities and production companies led by women and creative services," commented Lucy Smith, Director at MIPTV.
The award recognises A+E Networks’ long-standing commitment to reducing inequality, promoting diversity and inclusion and fearlessly bringing controversial topics to the table like sexism, racism, violence against women through a wide range of actions that encompass its programming, internal policies, hiring decisions and corporate outreach initiatives.
"On behalf of all of us in A+e Networks we are so honoured to be awarded with the MIP SDG Award supporting by the United Nation," stated Buccieri. "In our company we believe that the fight for equality is never ending. We have a long history of partnering with those working for positive changes and using our platforms per purpose is a central part of our mission. Our objective is simple but not easy, to have our content, our platforms and initiatives to entertain but being a powerful voice for transformation", he completed.
"It's an honor much deserved for the contribution the company has made to stories and niches that have empowered any voice and prioritize inclusion, kindness and respect for everyone,'' commented Good Morning America’s anchor Robin Roberts, who also participated the virtual event alongside Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications - United Nations.
"This year we recognized the outstanding contribution made by A+E Networks in supporting the sustainable development goals'', affirmed Fleming. "The television industry can play a major role in highlighting some of our biggest challenges, including equitable vaccines' access, overcoming poverty and climate actions. The power of broadcast media can inspire people to take actions for a safer and healthier planet," she expressed.