RFA, its Brands Win Big at Telly Awards for Visual Storytelling RFA and its brands win 22 awards including three gold and 11 silver medals.
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RFA, its Brands Win Big at Telly Awards for Visual Storytelling

2023-05-26

WASHINGTON—Radio Free Asia’s (RFA) online brands BenarNews and 歪脑 | WHYNOT, as well as its Burmese and Mandarin Services took home 22 awards including three gold and 11 silver medals at the 44th Telly Awards, an annual competition that honors visual content and animation. RFA global Mandarin brand 歪脑 | WHYNOT took home 16 medals, while BenarNews won three, RFA Burmese won two, and RFA Mandarin won one. 

 

“These winning projects utilize video and other creative means to bring to light online abuse on Chinese social media, the lives of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and Hong Kong’s transformation, among other sensitive topics barred from local media available to our audiences,” RFA Executive Editor Min Mitchell said.  “We couldn’t be prouder of 歪脑 | WHYNOT, BenarNews, RFA Burmese and RFA Mandarin.”

 

RFA’s winning projects follow:

 

These awards mark the third instance 歪脑 | WHYNOT and RFA Mandarin have won this year, having earned honors at the New York Festivals, Human Rights Press Awards and Gracies. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards annual competition showcases the best work in video and television across all screens.