Thursday, 13 June 2013

CNN’s Edythe McNamee wins Gaby Rado Award at Amnesty International Media Awards

CNN digital journalist Edythe McNamee took home the Gaby Rado Award at the Amnesty International Media Awards for the web feature Mauritania: Slavery’s Last Stronghold.

The Gaby Rado Award acknowledges emerging journalists who have covered national or international human rights stories in broadcast, online or print media.

Mauritania: Slavery’s Last Stronghold, a CNN Freedom Project feature, reveals the shocking extent of slavery in modern Mauritania. The judges remarked that the piece “broke new ground with a haunting, powerful story that needed to be told".

Peter Bale, VP & General Manager, CNN Digital, said: “Mauritania: Slavery’s Last Stronghold was part of CNN’s commitment to the Freedom Project which demonstrates CNN has been prepared to be an advocate not just a reporter in exposing modern day slavery. We’re proud to see Edythe recognised for her excellent work on this outstanding report”.