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A woman in Kandahar wears a black chaderi covering, revealing only her eyes. (Paula Lerner/© Paula Lerner 2009)
A woman in Kandahar wears a black chaderi covering, revealing only her eyes. (Paula Lerner/© Paula Lerner 2009)


Globe and Mail wins Emmy for online series Behind the Veil Add to ...

For the second year in a row, The Globe and Mail's in-depth multimedia work has won an Emmy award.

Behind the Veil, a project that used articles, videos and photographs to tell the personal stories of women in war-torn Afghanistan, won in the new approaches to news and documentary programming category at the awards ceremony in New York Monday night.

"It's an incredible feeling that I've done something that started out as experimental and transformed into a noteworthy series of documentaries," said Globe and Mail reporter Jessica Leeder, moments after accepting the award.

On hand to accept the award with Ms. Leeder were interactive designer Chris Manza, former Globe multimedia producer Jayson Taylor and freelance photographer Paula Lerner.

"We set out on this project with the goal of casting a light on the hidden lives of the women of Kandahar, a side of the Afghan story that rarely got told. Piecing that veil of anonymity and getting the chance to allow these women to tell their stories-on the Web and in the paper-was an extraordinary and rewarding experience," said foreign editor Stephen Northfield.

In the six-part series, which was built as its own section of The Globe's website with articles appearing in the newspaper, explored everything from daily life to education to voting in the lives of Afghan women.

"We're honoured to have our journalists recognized among the world's best, which they are," said Globe editor-in-chief John Stackhouse. "We should also pause and think of the courageous Afghan women who risked their safety to speak to us."

Behind the Veil also won an EPpy award for best web special feature - enterprise in June.

Last year, The Globe won an Emmy for Talking to the Taliban, a series of interviews with Taliban foot soldiers.

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