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May 25th, 2011
08:21 PM ET

CNN wins Amnesty International media award

CNN International has won the Amnesty International Media award in the ‘International Television and Radio’ category for our documentary, 'World’s Untold Stories: Locked up and Forgotten.'

CNN's David McKenzie highlights the desperate state of Kenya’s mentally disabled community, who live a life hidden away in slums and remote villages across the country.

Kudos to David, photographer Fabien Muhire and producer Ingrid Formanek - who told us this was the most disturbing story she's worked on in 25 years at CNN.  You can see the documentary and special coverage from Back|Story in the links below:

Kenya’s handicapped: “Locked Up”, pt.1

http://on.cnn.com/lZpraL

Kenya’s handicapped: “Locked Up”, pt.2

http://on.cnn.com/mB60Ws

Kenya’s handicapped: “Locked Up”, pt.3

http://on.cnn.com/jfAfT5

Kenya’s handicapped: “Locked Up”, pt.4

http://on.cnn.com/ifrrzx

CNN Crew Locked-up in a psychiatric hospital

http://on.cnn.com/k4xu3n

Locked-up and forgotten a photo gallery

http://on.cnn.com/imGNU5

Eudias and Kennedy Update

http://on.cnn.com/ms0a9T



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