Women’s Rights in Africa Award
Al Jazeera has two nominations in the Woman’s Rights in Africa category, for Rosa Rogers’ Casablanca Calling and for Jessica Vale’s Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story.
Filmed over two-and-a-half years, Casablanca Calling is an intimate portrait of three Moroccan women – Hannane, Bouchra and Karima – working as official Muslim leaders or Morchidat.
Set in Liberia, Small Small Thing is the story of Olivia Zinnah, who died in December 2012 of complications from being raped at seven years old.
New Voice Award
Al Jazeera America’s Matt Sandy is nominated for the New Voice Award for a young filmmaker or journalist working in any medium who has made a substantial contribution to international journalism during the year. You can read Matt’s reports at http://america.aljazeera.com/profiles/s/matt-sandy.html