The Globe and Mail‘s special
feature on the lives on women in Afghanistan, Behind the Veil, has won
an Emmy in the new approaches to news programming category.
The six-part Globe series uses articles, videos and photographs to “tell personal stories of women in war-torn Afghanistan.” The series was built as its own section of the Globe’s website, and was awarded an EPpy for best web special feature in June.
The Globe reports:
““It’s an incredible feeling that I’ve done something that started out as experimental and transformed into a noteworthy series of documentaries,” said Globe and Mail reporter Jessica Leeder, moments after accepting the award.
“On hand to accept the award with Ms. Leeder were interactive designer Chris Manza, former Globe multimedia producer Jayson Taylor and freelance photographer Paula Lerner.
“We set out on this project with the goal of casting a light on the hidden lives of the women of Kandahar, a side of the Afghan story that rarely got told. Piecing that veil of anonymity and getting the chance to allow these women to tell their stories—on the web and in the paper—was an extraordinary and rewarding experience,” said foreign editor Stephen Northfield.”
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