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The work of has been recognised at a major Asian digital media conference.

The website won two awards, a gold and a bronze award, for best use of online video category for its multimedia presentations, After the Flames and Anzac Tribute.

More than 50 media companies from 16 countries in the Asia and Middle East region participated in the awards.

The Asian Digital Media Awards are held in conjunction with the Digital Media Asia conference to recognise publishers who have adopted digital media to meet the major changes in how people consume news.

After the Flames, which marked the first anniversary of the devastating Hills bushfires, won the gold award.

Anzac Tribute, published to coincide with Anzac Day 2012, won the bronze award.

Both multimedia presentations built on The West Australian's comprehensive coverage of each event.

Earlier this month, After the Flames won the WA Media Award for Best Online Report or Series.

And both presentations were highly commended in the online storytelling section of the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Association awards in October.

Online Editor Chris Manly said the awards were a tribute to the hard work and skill of the online and newspaper staff and showed that was able to enhance the excellent work of the newspaper's journalists and photographers and showcase the talent of the website's video journalists and designers.

The West Australian

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