IRIN named Webby Honoree for film series

IRIN has been named a Webby Honoree in the 14th Annual Webby Awards.

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honour" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards are the leading international accolade for excellence on the Internet.

IRIN was recognised for its series, Heroes of HIV, profiling people involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Their stories are sometimes sad, sometimes uplifting, always inspiring.

IRIN Director Ben Parker said: "It's great to get the recognition - our team works hard to make a difference covering difficult places and topics - but watch the films to meet some real heroes."

Webby Award winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, whose members are the industry’s leading experts; this year the academy received over 8,000 entries.