The report entitled “Power of Forgiveness” won the People’s Voice Award in the category of Best Documentary: Shortform at the 2019 Webby Awards. It was selected by online voting as best report in its category.
The report, produced by ElSaha.com, which is a part of the Alhurra.com platform, chronicles the story of Rukiye Abdul-Mutakallim, a Muslim-American mother whose son was gunned down on the streets of Cincinnati. Her son, who served in the Navy, was killed and left on the streets so that the perpetrators could steal his $40. She talks about the pain of losing her child and the strength her faith gave her to forgive the men who murdered her son.
About Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). The 23rd annual Webby Awards will be presented in New York City on May 13th.