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Al Jazeera wins 9 Shorty Awards

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Digital Division earns three jury prime prizes, a Gold second place and 5 Viewers Honors on the 2021 Shorty Awards for Social Media and Manufacturers.

Al Jazeera has gained a document 9 Shorty awards throughout a digital rollout of winners that concluded on Friday night time. The jury conferred three Winner prizes and one Gold second place to manufacturers that demonstrated excellence in digital innovation.

The English and Arabic groups for Al Jazeera’s Digital Division additionally transferred 5 jury finalist nods into Viewers Honor awards, beating out competitors from all kinds of finalists.

A jury Winner prize was awarded for Greatest Tutorial Video to Start Here, the present affairs explainer collection that brings viewers deeper into the massive information tales of the day. The group additionally gained a separate Viewers Honor for this class, garnering extra viewers votes than finalists from different manufacturers. Begin Right here additionally gained a 3rd award – an Viewers Honor – within the best use of Facebook Video category.

Al Jazeera’s Emmy-nominated VR and media innovation studio, AJ Contrast, additionally emerged as a jury Winner within the Information & Media class for Living in the Unknown, the interactive website about Uighur Muslims residing in exile. Residing within the Unknown has gained prime prizes in different awards, together with the 2021 Amnesty Media Awards and the 2020 On-line Journalism Awards.

On-line information and present occasions channel AJ+ additionally earned a Winner award for Greatest Animation for He Survived Ebola. Now this Doctor is Battling Coronavirus. The quick animated movie offers a heartbreaking account of a day within the lifetime of an ER physician working across the clock to save lots of individuals on the top of the COVID-19 outbreak in New York Metropolis.

The Al Jazeera English Facebook group won a Gold jury prize for greatest Fb Presence for protection of points that formed world information in 2020 – from the pandemic, the Hong Kong protests and the US elections to the Black Lives Matter protests. The Al Jazeera English Instagram group gained an Viewers Honor for greatest Instagram Presence.

Ejaz (The Transient) is the primary Arabic every day ‘mobile-friendly information product within the Center East & North Africa [Al Jazeera]

In a primary for the community, Digital Newsroom scored three finalist nods, two of which had been transformed to Viewers Honors for its viral success masking world information for Arabic language audiences. Digital Newsroom dug into its loyal viewers base of 26 million subscribers on Fb to emerge with an Viewers Honor for greatest Fb Presence. And the group earned a second Viewers Honor for greatest Information & Media for Ejaz (The Transient) – the primary Arabic every day “mobile-friendly” information product within the Center East & North Africa.

“We couldn’t be prouder of our groups,” mentioned Dr. Yaser Bishr, government director of Digital on the Al Jazeera Media Community. “Regardless of pandemic information cycles, they’ve labored tirelessly to interact audiences with human tales and to report the information in a balanced and goal approach. And their capacity to interact each English and Arabic audiences says a lot concerning the world attain of our digital product. We congratulate them on this achievement.”

As a result of pandemic, this thirteenth annual version of the Shorty Awards introduced winners on a rolling foundation throughout a four-day stretch on their Instagram web page. Shorty jurors additionally nominated Al Jazeera English alongside different drivers of social excellence for Model of the 12 months. The highest prize went to social media behemoth Fb because the ceremony drew to a detailed.