Digital groups AJ Distinction and AJ+ francais rating report wins in awards for purpose-driven digital and social media reporting.
Al Jazeera has received eight awards, together with Model of the 12 months, on the seventh annual Shorty Impression Awards.
Digital groups AJ Distinction and AJ+ francais received in a number of classes within the competitors honouring purpose-driven, socially acutely aware digital work.
The prizes have been conferred to 2 initiatives: Inaccessible Cities, AJ Distinction’s a number of award-winning, Emmy-nominated interactive web site about ladies with disabilities, and Cameroon, Land of Welcome, AJ+ francais’s impact-driven video and social media report by Remy Nsabimana, primarily based on the journalist’s private expertise as a Rwandan refugee.
Cameroon, Land of Welcome reveals the plight of tens of millions of refugees on the African continent, together with greater than 500,000 who fled the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Nsabimana returns to the camps the place he grew as much as create an intimate, compelling image of the challenges going through refugees who’ve spent many years stateless and in hiding, with out id playing cards, start certificates or passports.
The affect of the story was far-reaching, prompting the governments of Rwanda and Cameroon to vary their coverage on refugees, and the Rwandan authorities to announce the appointment of its first honorary consul to Cameroon, clearing the best way for Rwandan refugees to acquire identification paperwork wanted to lastly achieve entry to medical care and education.
The story received 4 awards, together with Gold and Viewers Honors within the Human Rights class and was a Winner and Viewers honoree within the Immigration and Refugees class.
“I’m thrilled for this win recognising our workforce’s excellent work and for the affect the video has had on the lives of hundreds of refugees in Cameroon,” stated Kheira Tami, head of AJ+ francais. “That is what drives us as journalists: holding the highly effective accountable and exposing the destiny of essentially the most susceptible to allow them to hope to someday reside in dignity.”
AJ Distinction’s Emmy-nominated interactive web site Inaccessible Cities was named a winner within the Information & Media class and a Gold and Silver medallist within the Social Justice class and Incapacity Consciousness class, respectively.
Inaccessible Cities brings audiences into the lived expertise of three ladies with disabilities as they wrestle to navigate their lives in Lagos, Mumbai and New York.
Multiple billion folks – about 15 p.c of the worldwide inhabitants – expertise some type of incapacity. Many reside in city areas.
The net expertise was nominated for a 2022 Emmy Information and Documentary award and has garnered Gracie, Drum, New York Festivals and One World Media awards.
“We’re enormously pleased with AJ Distinction’s creativity and tenacity,” stated Carlos van Meek, Al Jazeera’s director of innovation and programmes, Digital Division. “Regardless of myriad challenges, the AJ Distinction workforce has continued innovating and putting itself on the centre of tales that make a distinction.”
Owing to the groups’ collective success, Al Jazeera Digital received an eighth award, Model of the 12 months, given yearly by judges to the corporate with essentially the most wins.
The seventh Annual Shorty Impression awards winners and honorees have been introduced on November 16 in an in-person ceremony on the iconic iHeartRadio Theatre in Burbank, California, with greater than 200 attendees from all around the world and a number of the most distinguished Actual Time Academy members in attendance.