Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has received the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Multimedia in the Television Network category by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The award was received by Vice President and Editor-in-Chief Daisy Sindelar during the annual RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala in New York on October 14.
Voice of America’s Midwest correspondent, Kane Farabaugh, received an award for excellence at the Religion News Association’s 70th annual awards banquet in Las Vegas on September 21.
The Voice of America won two Clarion awards, a national competition run by the Association for Women in Communications. VOA won in both the television documentary and online media categories.
Radio Free Asia (RFA) received honors for two news features at last night’s 2019 New York Festivals Radio Awards, an annual juried competition recognizing achievements in broadcast media. RFA’s Mandarin Service won a Silver Medal in the News Features category for its “Gray Rhino” series, a set of short videos focused on China’s financial sector and its risks for ordinary citizens. RFA’s Korean Service’s “North Korean Refugees in Canada” was a finalist in the same category.
The Voice of America received a Gabriel Award for its film Displaced, which documents the experiences of the Rohingya Muslim refugees currently living in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh.
RFE/RL wins a 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Multimedia in the Television Network category by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
RFA Mandarin’s video “The Women Against the State,” earned the distinction in the juried contest’s category of Excellence in Video. The video focuses on the aftermath of China’s “709” Crackdown– a nationwide roundup of lawyers and legal activists that began in July 2015 – and the wives of those still held in custody today.
VOA’s midwest correspondent wins three awards from Chicago Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists
Kane Farabaugh, picked up three Peter Lisagor awards from the Chicago Headline Club, the Chicago chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists
The Maghreb Voice’s report, “Victims of Incest in Morocco” was named as a finalist at the New York Festival’s Television and Film Awards in the category of Best Digital News-Short Report. “Victims of Incest in Morocco,” exposes the sensitive subject of young girls that were molested and raped by their fathers, brothers and uncles. In the report, these (now adult) women tell their deeply personal stories about the disbelief and horror the felt as children, as well as the lack of support from other family members and the community. One woman interviewed spoke about her husband molesting her daughter and her strong desire to take her children and leave. Until she realized she and her children had nowhere to go and they all had to stay with her husband. For some women, the shame of incest leads them to feel that they have no way to escape, except suicide.
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.