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Fortify Rights wins Anthem Award for Rohingya Photography Project

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  • 28 February, 2022 12:00 AM
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Fortify Rights wins Anthem Award for Rohingya Photography Project

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Fortify Rights and Doha Debates won an inaugural Anthem Award for training and supporting Rohingya refugee photographers in Bangladesh, said Fortify Rights.

The project will receive the Silver Award in “Best Local Community Engagement” at an award show that will air live today, hosted by TV and film actor Jay Ellis.

“The Rohingya and all people of Myanmar are in their darkest hour, under attack by a brutal military junta, making it even more important to shine a light on the positive forces for change among the community,” said Matthew Smith, CEO of Fortify Rights.

Fortify Rights Senior Multimedia Specialist Taimoor Sobhan will accept the award on behalf of Fortify Rights and Doha Debates at the virtual awards show that will air live on today at 1:00pm PT at anthemawards.com.

 The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences established the Anthem Awards as a new initiative of the Webby Awards to celebrate “the purpose and mission-driven work of people, companies, and organisations worldwide.” A panel of judges, including actors Daniel Dae Kim and Ashley Judd as well as prominent business and organisation leaders, selected the winners from nearly 2,500 submissions from 36 countries.