We are proud that our new website, www.crisisgroup.org, has been nominated for a Webby, a leading international award honouring excellence on the internet.
The nomination singled crisisgroup.org out as one of the five best political websites launched in 2016, recognised for its content, interactivity and digital design. The Webby awards are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and were established in 1996. The New York Times refers to them as the internet’s highest honour. The Webbys include six major media categories and present two honours in each one, The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award, voted by the public.
Support Crisis Group by voting for our website here by April 20.
The new website, launched in July 2016, was designed to enable our supporters to make even better use of Crisis Group’s work by making our reports, updates and field analysis more accessible and easier to read. We smoothed access to footnotes, highlighted key messages with pull-out quotes, placed a premium on striking photography and made it far quicker for users to see all our work on a country, crisis, conflict or theme.
Visitors to the site can share parts of the text directly by email or social media, and even save paragraphs or articles straight to a personal workbook.
The nomination singled crisisgroup.org out as one of the five best political websites launched in 2016.
When launching the new website we also rolled out brighter colours, a new tagline (“Preventing War. Shaping Peace.”), and a strong new Crisis Group logo that would stand out and be memorable. It features a globe to represent our international identity, a strong square frame to represent our bold analytical focus, and six vertical stripes within the frame to represent our attention to local, field-researched detail.
Taken together, the changes are serving the goal of our 2016-2018 Strategic Framework to make Crisis Group be, and be seen as the preeminent organisation providing independent analysis and advice on how to prevent, resolve or better manage deadly conflict. We seek to be impartial, independent, insightful and bold, and the website was a big step forward in becoming more agile, more global and more visible.
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