via press release:
CNN Top Winner at 2013 NAMIC Vision Awards
This year, CNN was the top winner at the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) 19th Annual Vision Awards. NAMIC Vision Awards recognize original, multi-platform television programming that depicts the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color and best reflects the diversity of the global viewing audience. A total of 13 networks were honored in the 20 award categories.
“It is truly gratifying for CNN’s reporting to be recognized by NAMIC, underscoring our commitment to include diversity of voices across our many platforms,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide. “ We thank NAMIC for this honor.”
The network garnered four awards in the categories below:
Digital Media – Web Series
Freedom Project: Mauritania Slavery’s Last Stronghold
The remarkable multimedia feature by CNN Digital’s John Sutter and Edythe McNamee reported in support of The Freedom Project. The story takes an artful look at a country that publicly abolished slavery in 1981, yet an estimated 10-20 percent of the population remains enslaved.
World Sports Presents: It’s Not Black and White
On the heels of accusations against England captain John Terry, and remarks made by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, CNN World Sport explores the history of racism in British football and how it continues today.
Original Movie or Special
CNN Special Projects: Leaders with Heart
The HLN series recognizes people or organizations that actively and selflessly make the world a brighter and better place.
Travel and Adventure
Inside Africa: The Himba of Namibia.
CNN’s Errol Barnett treks to the farthest reaches of the country for a look at Himba life and how they will survive the challenges ahead.
CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 271 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.