Two reports by RFE/RL journalists have been honored in the 2015 fifth annual Lovie awards, the pan-European competition recognizing outstanding media created for the web.
A video documentary from RFE/RL’s Russian Service about refugees on both sides of the fighting in eastern Ukraine took the bronze in the Internet Video: Documentary category.
In “Displaced Ukrainians Seek Safety On Both Sides Of The Border,” director Mumin Shakirov visited a camp for refugees in Russia and a center for internally displaced people in Ukraine to talk to them about their choices, their hopes, and what they left behind.
In a project for RFE/RL’s Balkan Service, Dzenana Halimovic’s “The Faces Of Srebrenica” made the official shortlist for its outstanding quality in both concept and production. Twenty years after Europe's worst single atrocity since World War II, the photo-study tells Srebrenica's story and preserves a visual memory of its victims through photographs obtained from their relatives. The project includes 2,400 individual portraits and is ongoing.
Last year RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service's video "Bird's-eye View of Euromaidan Protests in Kyiv" won a bronze Lovie award in the category of Internet Video: Events and Live Broadcasting, and the People’s Lovie award.
Nearly 1,500 entries were received this year from more than 30 countries. The winners of all awards will be announced October 13.