CNA938 producer Ernest Puey, who narrated the piece, stated he was impressed to supply the programme after noticing a “staggering” fee of enhance in cryptocurrency scams.
“In 2018, cryptocurrency scams made up simply 4 per cent of all reported pretend playing platform and funding scams. In 2020, virtually three in each 10 had been. Add to that the rising adoption amongst Singaporeans and the eye-watering positive factors seen in crypto markets, in addition to how simple it was to create your individual rip-off coin – all this made for an essential story that I felt wanted to be instructed.”
The programme includes a cryptocurrency rip-off sufferer sharing his story, analysts who give a behind-the-scenes take a look at enforcement and restoration investigations, and a developer who created an surprising viral hit in Singapore’s cryptocurrency house, the Umbrage Coin.
Mentioned Mr Puey: “The (analysis) course of additionally uncovered simply how easy it was to commit fraud by cryptocurrencies and the problem of regulating the house in opposition to unhealthy actors who search to take advantage of the anonymity and decentralided nature of cryptos. We discovered at least a dozen tutorial movies on YouTube that provided a step-by-step information on create these cash, market them, and siphon funds from victims.”
A key problem was taking a distinct segment space of the complicated cryptocurrency market and making it accessible to a common information viewers, Mr Puey stated. “As one of many analysts within the radio documentary shared, even subtle market contributors are struggling to stand up to hurry with the improvements and expertise within the decentralised finance and cryptocurrency house,” he stated.
He added that getting recognition for his work from SOPA was a “complete shock and absolute honour”. “It is humbling to be standing amongst giants within the trade lots of whom have put way over me on the road, in pursuit of the reality and to inform tales that change lives,” Mr Puey stated.
“For CNA938, I am proud that we broadcast award-winning content material that pushes the envelope in radio journalism. That is affirmation that our station is on the slicing fringe of reporting the urgent tales of the day to audiences each native and overseas.”
SOPA is a Hong Kong-based not-for-profit organisation devoted to pursuing excellence in journalism. Its awards recognise excellent works of journalism over the previous 12 months within the Asia-Pacific area.
The SOPA awards had been introduced at a ceremony in Hong Kong. This 12 months’s winners embody the Wall Avenue Journal, New York Occasions, Monetary Occasions, Reuters and Bloomberg.
The Wall Avenue Journal took residence an award for Public Service Journalism for its protection of the COVID-19 pandemic in an entry titled “Of Unknown Origin” and Myanmar Now received the highest regional Human Rights Reporting award for its protection of individuals impacted by the Myanmar coup.
A global consortium of investigative journalists, The Washington Submit and The Sunday Occasions of Sri Lanka was recognised with the Carlos Tejada Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for his or her work on the Pandora Papers.