Netangel Award (Nätängel) – October 2018

Awarded By: Mysafety AB

Recognition: Lovette Jallow is recognized as the 2018 Netangel of the Year for her unwavering fight against sexism, racism, and injustices. The Netangel Award highlights individuals combating online hate and fostering a safer, more equal internet.

“The 2018 Netangel of the Year is such an inspiring figure. A person who does not back down, endure abuse, or accept what is unjust. They are more vulnerable than most and often find themselves on the opposite side of what many consider the norm. However, they consistently stand firm in their fight against sexism, racism, and injustices—a battle in which we all must participate. The 2018 Netangel of the Year is Lovette Jallow.”

Since 2015, the organization Mysafety has been awarding the Net Angel Award to highlight and celebrate individuals and organizations that go the extra mile in the fight against online hate. The award was established as a response to the increasingly harsh tone on the internet and aims to recognize those who support, inspire, and make the internet a safer, more equal, and pleasant place for everyone.

During tonight’s ceremony at Nalen, four winners have been selected from hundreds of nominees for the Internet Angel of the Year award. The award was established four years ago by the insurance company mySafety and aims to elevate and honor individuals or organizations that go above and beyond in the fight against threats, hatred, and generally negative behavior on the internet. The winner of the Internet Angel of the Year 2018 is Lovette Jallow. The motivation reads: “In a societal climate where hatred and threats are taking up more and more space, especially online, strong role models are needed who dare to fight. Those we can learn from and emulate. The Internet Angel of the Year 2018 is such an inspirer. A person who does not retreat, take crap, or accept things that are wrong. They are more exposed than most and often stand on the opposite side of what many consider the norm. But they always stand firm in their fight against sexism, racism, and injustices. A fight we all must participate in. The Internet Angel of the Year 2018 is Lovette Jallow.”

“It has been an incredibly tough job for the jury to find a winner for the simple reason that there are so many who do so much good to counteract threats, hatred, and harassment on the internet today. These are brave and upright people who both dare and have the strength to speak up. But in the end, Lovette is a person who truly stands out even in that company,” says PA Prabert from mySafety Försäkringar

In total, hundreds of people have been nominated for the Internet Angel of the Year, including the three subcategories of Gaming, Junior, and Media. The main prize of the Internet Angel of the Year was decided by a jury consisting of PA Prabert (Communications Director of mySafety Försäkringar), Thomas Sekelius, Ängla Eklund (Institute for Law and Internet), Mina Dennert (#iamhere), Andra Farhad (borshajen.nu), and Sara Dahlström (editor-in-chief of Hälsa & Fitness and winner of the Internet Angel of the Year 2017). The final round was between Lovette Jallow, Hampus Nessvold, Viktoria Harrysson, and Locker Room Talk. Lovette received a prize sum of 50,000 SEK and artworks by Daniel Jouseff.

Video
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1287638318054771

Read more
https://www.mysafety.se/pressrum/vinnarna-av-arets-natangel-2018-utsedda

https://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/mysafety/pressreleases/lovette-jallow-aer-aarets-naetaengel-2018-haer-aer-alla-vinnarna-2800250

https://www.nynashamnsposten.se/artikel/nynashamnaren-lovette-jallow-prisas-for-sitt-antirasistiska-arbete-och-kan-bli-arets-natangel/

 

Netangel Award – Årets Nätängel 2018 - Lovette Jallow