Fortify Rights, Doha Debates and three Rohingya photographers in Bangladesh won a prestigious Shorty Award for promoting photography in the world’s largest refugee camp, said Fortify Rights Tuesday.
The group received the top honor in the category of “Best Work for Immigration and Refugees” during the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards. The group was also a finalist in the category of “Storytelling”.“Many people define the Rohingya by genocide and the crimes they suffer, but the community is much more than that,” said Fortify Rights CEO Matthew Smith. “This project celebrates Rohingya life, and today we celebrate the media fellows, who deserve all the recognition for their beautiful work.”
Since 2018, Fortify Rights, in partnership with Doha Debates, provided on-the-ground photography and media skills-training for three young Rohingyas in Bangladesh who are survivors of genocide in Myanmar.