Winner: Digital Platform Award
Media24, South Africa
Story title: Faces of Marikana: The stories of the victims of the Lonmin tragedy
Story summary: The horrific massacre at Marikana dominated international headlines in 2012. Thanduxolo and Media 24’s investigations team challenged the official story, exposing the detail behind the tragedy in this Digital Platform entry. Travelling hundreds of miles to distant villages they tracked down the families of the victims to give these people a much-needed voice. They used maps, timelines, photographic images and video technology to build a comprehensive story of the shocking events, and invited their audience to interact, contributing their own thoughts and opinions.