Ruptly, the award-winning global multimedia agency, has been shortlisted in The Drum Online Media Awards 2022 for Breaking News Story of the Year for: The Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan, a collection of coverage chronicling the days immediately after the US withdrawal from the country.

Dinara Toktosunova, CEO of Ruptly, said:

“This is not the first time we have been nominated in this category, which reflects the exceptional work that our teams on the ground and in our studios are doing to bring the latest breaking news coverage to our clients. We gather the highest quality, most impactful and timely content to deliver some of the most important news events to audiences the world over.

I am proud of the team and the high standards they uphold, be they gathering breaking stories that shape our world or capturing content that inspires and delivers a comprehensive view on topics of interest to broadcasters and their viewers.”

Nominated for Breaking News Story of the Year in The Drum Online Media Awards 2022, Ruptly’s coverage has been recognised for its depiction of events that unfolded following the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the take-over of the country by the Taliban that ensued. Ruptly brought ground-breaking footage to clients around the world via the Ruptly Live platform; including on the ground footage as towns fell to new leadership. Other contestants in the category include: ITV News, Sky News, Middle East Eye, and The Sun, (The Drum Awards for Online Media 2022 - Nominations (

2022 winners of the Drum Online Media Awards will be announced on April 29 in a virtual awards ceremony at 16:00 BST.