Indian start-up Arré rises to top in World Digital Media

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Finalists from India and Malaysia were among outright winners of WAN-Ifra's World Digital Media Awards, presented tonight.

Arré India was named best in lifestyle, sports, entertainment website or mobile service, and R.AGE Malaysia was named best branded content project in the global completion which brings together winners from WAN-Ifra's regional digital media competitions.

Arré is a new-media organization which produces narratives across text, web series, fiction and non-fiction video, as well as producing short viral videos and sketches. https://arre.co.in/

A regular winner in WAN-Ifra's digital competitions, R.AGE Malaysia won for #StandTogether, a client-sponsored campaign to cultivate a culture of kindness in schools across the country. http://www.standtogether.my/

The presentations were made during the gala dinner of the 71st WAN-Ifra World News Media Congress, held at the Kelvin Grove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, at the end of the conference's second day.

Other winners were:

Best news website or mobile service: Guardian News & Media, UK, for www.theguardian.com

Best use of online video: The New York Times, USA, for Visual Vocabulary, https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000005473328/las-vegas-shooting-timeline-12-bursts.html

Best data visualisation: Guardian US, USA, for Bussed Out: How America moves its homeless, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/dec/20/bussed-out-america-moves-homeless-people-country-study

Best reader revenue initiative: Guardian US, USA, for This Land is Your Land,

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/05/public-lands-project-description

Best digital news start-up: JOTA, Brazil, for JOTA, http://jota.info/

Best in social media engagement: Aftonbladet (Schibsted Sverige), Sweden, for Team in your heart http://lidh.story.aftonbladet.se/chapter/laget-i-ditt-hjarta/

Best digital marketing campaign: Los Angeles Times, USA, for Dirty John, http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-dirty-john/

Best innovation to engage youth audiences: AJ+ Español / Animal Político / Pop-Up Newsroom, Mexico, for Verificado 2018, http://www.verificado.mx/

The Women in News Leadership awards were also presented during the evening.

Pictured: R.AGE editor Ian Yee receives the award from WAN-Ifra vice-president Lisa MacLeod

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