Human Rights Watch Wins Two Webby Awards
(New York) – Human Rights Watch has won two 2023 Webby Awards, the leading international prize honoring excellence on the internet.
One award is for a series of social media videos that draw attention to human rights abuses in Russia’s war in Ukraine. The second Webby is for an interactive campaign about online learning products that may have surveilled children and harvested personal data during Covid-19 school closures. Human Rights Watch also received a Webby Honoree distinction for the video #WelcomeToCanada, which is part of a larger campaign urging the Canadian government to abolish its immigration detention policies.
“Winning a Webby Award for our rapid response video coverage of Russia’s war in Ukraine shows there’s a demand for reliable information, a demand to stop atrocities, and a demand for accountability,” said Ifé Fatunase, multimedia director at Human Rights Watch. “It’s a great privilege to be able to tell these stories, and we are honored to have been recognized.”
The Human Rights Watch project, which won in the category of social media content on News and Politics, contains close to a dozen short videos posted to social media to shed the light on war crimes and other abuses committed soon after Russia’s full-scale invasion …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch