This accolade stemmed from the channel’s coverage of the Kenyan elections. We supported this coverage by developing and deploying a voice-based platform, a modification of a platform called Foroba Blon, which was created in Mali as part of the Web Foundation-led VOICES project.
Voices applies innovative voice browsing web technologies to tackle diverse challenges in the developing world – you can read more about the project in a recent New Scientist article or on the official Voices website. You can also read more about a previous award for Foroba Blon (most innovative news platform : the International Press Institute) here.
Congratulations to Al Jazeera!