The Al Jazeera English web site wins prime prizes within the Breaking Information, Information Sequence and Characteristic Reporting classes.
In a breakout 12 months for international recognition, the Al Jazeera English web site has emerged with three wins within the prestigious US-based Edward R Murrow Awards.
In competitors towards media heavyweights The New York Occasions, Washington Publish, CNN Worldwide and quite a few others, Al Jazeera English On-line received prime prizes within the Breaking Information, Information Sequence, and Characteristic Reporting classes of the annual awards named after the CBS Information maverick and pioneer of 60 Minutes-styled documentaries.
The awards, sponsored by the Radio Tv Digital Information Affiliation (RTDNA), had been introduced on August 11.
AJ Digital’s web site and social groups received within the Breaking Information class for his or her round the clock protection of occasions main as much as and following the autumn of the Afghan capital, Kabul, to the Taliban. Al Jazeera broadcast and digital correspondents had been first to reach on the scene because the Taliban entered the presidential palace in Kabul on August 15, 2021. AJ Digital’s minute-by-minute coordination with reporters and contacts on the bottom produced well timed protection of the occasions within the days main as much as and following the takeover. Al Jazeera’s social platforms garnered some 22.8 million views for movies and stories in regards to the palace siege revealed on its YouTube, Fb, Twitter and Instagram channels.
“I’m immensely happy with our crew of world-class, multi-platform journalists,” mentioned Soraya Salam, supervisor of Al Jazeera English On-line. “This honour is a testomony to how a lot we’ve grown as a aggressive power in digital information, empowered by our mission of placing the human story first. I hope this recognition offers extra consciousness to the struggles of those that have bravely shared their tales with us.”
AJ Digital’s interactives crew, AJ Labs, received within the Information Sequence class for its 10-part set of information visualisations, Afghanistan: Visualising the affect of 20 years of conflict. The sequence makes use of interactive maps, graphics and knowledge to look at the affect of the final 20 years of conflict in Afghanistan, giving context to the decades-long ramp-up to the chaotic United States troop withdrawal.
The Gradual Journalism/Options unit capped off the trio of prizes with a win within the Characteristic Reporting class for its six-part sequence about lacking and murdered Indigenous ladies and ladies. The sequence of lengthy reads, embedded with wealthy graphics, pictures and video testimonials, follows these looking for the stays of their family members and making an attempt to reconcile the lack of these recognized to have been killed alongside an notorious, snow-swept stretch of freeway in British Columbia, Canada. Some 80 ladies and ladies, most of them Indigenous, have gone lacking and been murdered on Canada’s “Freeway of Tears” for the reason that early Seventies.
“With all the uncertainty across the pandemic, it’s been a tough couple of years for our journalists throughout the board,” mentioned Carlos van Meek, Al Jazeera Digital’s director of Innovation and Applications. “However our groups by no means wavered. They labored extremely arduous to regulate at each flip. It’s fantastic to see they’ve been recognised for his or her diligence and tenacity.”
Winners can be recognised throughout a gala dinner hosted by the Edward R Murrow Awards and the RTDNA in New York Metropolis on October 10.