Monday, May 10, 2010

NY Times Video on Sex Toy Biz in Islamic Pakistan Wins Concentra Award

Congrats to Adam Ellick, whose New York Times video, 'Cracking the Whip in Pakistan,' (pictured) won the 2010 Concentra Award for outstanding videojournalism, with a 10,000-euro prize.

The five-minute video, featured last year on KobreGuide, profiles two brothers who slyly run a million-dollar business in Karachi, amid a stronghold of radical Islam, manufacturing fetish and bondage gear for Westerners.

The Concentra Award for Breaking News -- for a piece that is shot, edited and broadcast in one day -- went to Casey Kauffman from Al Jazeera International for 'Baby Feras', the story of a Palestinian boy in desperate need of heart surgery who is trapped behind the Israeli blockade in Gaza.

'Baby Feras' was also previously showcased on KobreGuide.

See all the Concentra 2010 nominees here.

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