Journalism awards

January 10, 2013

Call for Entries for the Amnesty International UK Media Awards

Entries are now invited for the Amnesty International Media Awards 2013. The Awards invite submissions from exceptional human rights journalists, film makers and photographers whose work has been broadcast or published in the UK between March 1 2012 and February 28 2013. The closing date for entries is March 1 2013. There is a reduced entry fee […]

April 16, 2009

I have loved every day and every assignment

The Gulf Breeze News runs a portrait of Fred Waters, a WWII serviceman who later became a war reporter. He worked for the International News Service, which morphed into United Press International, before starting a 34 year career as a foreign correspondent with the Associated Press. There are some interesting quotes in the piece I […]

April 7, 2009

Slain Sri Lankan editor wins World Press Freedom Prize 2009

Lasantha Wickrematunge, the editor of the Sunday Leader newspaper in Sri Lanka who was assassinated in January 2009, has been named laureate of the 2009 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize, “Jury members were moved to an almost unanimous choice by a man who was clearly conscious of the dangers he faced but nevertheless chose to […]

March 31, 2009

Dan McDougall foreign reporter of the year

Dan McDougall, a freelance foreign correspondent with The Observer newspaper among others, has been named as foreign reporter of the year at the British Press Awards 2009 being held tonight in London. Dan was shortlisted for the award in 2008, but has triumphed tonight. The Guardian’s Oliver Luft is at the event, 10.25pm: They’re all […]

February 28, 2009

Broke without fixers

Jonathan Miller writes about the "secret weapon" of television news on the Channel 4 World News blog. He’s talking about the fixers he’s worked with in the DRC, Zimbabwe, Gaza, Pakistan, Serbia and Sudan. "When fixers deliver," Miller says, "We make good telly," Fixers are all-too-often the unsung heros of our business. They work long […]

February 24, 2009

The Kenji Nagai Award

The Kenji Nagai Award for Journalism was announced at the Burma Media Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand this week. The Burma Media Association created the award to honour the Japanese video journalist who was killed on the streets of Rangoon by a Burmese soldier during the saffron revolution of September, 2007. The inaugral award goes […]

February 17, 2009

George Polk Awards announced

The 60th George Polk Awards were announced yesterday. The awards remember George Polk, the CBS reporter who killed covering the civil war in Greece in 1949. The foreign correspondent awards are as as follows, Two New York Times correspondents will share the George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting. Husband-and-wife team Barry Bearak and Celia W. […]

January 22, 2009

Undercover Zimbabwe film wins award

An undercover film shot in Zimbabwe by Shepherd Yuda, a prison officer, and smuggled out of the country has won the best news programme category in the Broadcast Awards announced last night. The film followed the story of vote rigging during the 2008 election, Zimbabwe: The Stolen Ballots, a world exclusive broken on the […]

December 9, 2008

Pulitzer Prize to recognise online only outlets

The Pulitzer Prizes are set to recognise online only publications. The 2009 awards are in April and will take into account “text-based newspapers and news organizations that publish only on the Internet.” “We continue to keep an eye on the changing media scene and try to make appropriate adjustments as we go along,” he told […]

December 5, 2008

Ricardo Gonzalez Alfonso wins Reporters Without Borders award

Ricardo Gonzalez Alfonso has won Reporters Without Borders Journalist of the Year award for “helping an independent press to survive in Cuba”, After daring to challenge to the state’s monopoly of news and information, González was arrested on 18 March 2003 along with 26 other dissident journalists during the crackdown known as the “Black Spring.” […]

December 2, 2008

Ibrahim Essa wins 2008 Gebran Tueni Award

Ibrahim Essa, editor of Al Dustour, has won the 2008 Gebran Tueni Award. The annual award honours Gebran Tueni, the Lebanese publisher who was killed in a Beirut car bomb in 2005 and is presented by the World Association of Newspapers and aims to recognise an editor or publisher in the Arab region, Al Dustour […]

November 26, 2008

Abdullah Farah Duguf wins FPA award for Somalia film

Abdullah Farah Duguf won the prestigious TV News Story of the Year at the Foreign Press Association Awards in London last night. Duguf’s colleagues at Channel 4, Ben de Pear and Nima Elbagir, were also there to pick up the award, De Pear said: “He sent back via DHL five or six tapes which were […]

November 21, 2008

Mike Saburi wins Mohamed Amin Award

Mike Saburi, a freelance journalist working in Zimbabwe has won the 2008 Mohamed Amin Award for his work in Zimbabwe, “For the last 12 months Zimbabwe has been at the forefront of the international news agenda once again,” Amin said. “Covering this difficult story has meant that many journalists had to work under harrowing conditions […]

November 21, 2008

Journalists who risk their lives praised

Five journalists, including Andrew Mwenda from The Independent in Uganda, and one attorney were cited for risking their lives to report the news often working in places with dictatorial regimes, The six, who work in Iraq, Afghanistan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Cuba, are recipients of this year’s International Press Freedom Award presented by the Committee to […]

November 17, 2008

The Rory Peck Trust speech in full

I’m not sure of Vaughan Smith’s speech at the Rory Peck Trust Awards last week was filmed or whether it will appear online at all, so here it is pasted in full below. Vaughan was a finalist for his blogged reporting from Helmand Province. All the finalists in the awards are allowed to give a […]

November 17, 2008

I have been shot more times than I have been credited by the BBC

Frontline club founder Vaughan Smith has been in the news a bit of late for a few words he said at the announcement of the Rory Peck Trust Awards last week. The Guardian, Press Gazette and all picked up on the line above. Today The Guardian runs some more in the TV pages from […]

November 12, 2008

Frontline Journalism Awards announced

The second annual Frontline Club Journalism Awards were announced today. Yuri Kozyrev wins the Frontline Club Award for his photo essay covering different sides of life in Baghdad since the US-led attack began in 2003, “Yuri Kozyrev has been on the ground almost continually for the entire length of this conflict, and has given the […]

November 11, 2008

Deborah Haynes wins inaugural Rat Up A Drain Pipe

Deborah Haynes won the inaugural Rat Up A Drain Pipe Award at the Society of Editors gala last night. The new award was presented by the BBC’s Andrew Marr for her reports on the persecution Iraqi translators faced when the US and British forces withdrew. “Here is somebody who dug out a difficult story, pursued […]

October 23, 2008

Working as a female journalist in Afghanistan

Farida Nekzad, who earlier this week received the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism award, talked to US News and World Report about her work as a journalist in Afghanistan, Was there ever a time when you reconsidered your decision to stay and report in Afghanistan? There was a female reporter—actually, she owned a […]

October 10, 2008

War reporter Arnold Karskens wins Clara Meijer-Wichmann medal

Radio Netherlands reports that the Dutch war correspondent Arnold Karskens has won the 2008 Clara Meijer-Wichmann medal, The Dutch Human Rights League and the J’Accuse foundation. Since 1988, the medal has been awarded to people or organisations in the Netherlands who have demonstrated a commitment to human rights. The organisations praised Arnold Karskens for presenting […]

October 9, 2008

Vaughan Smith up for Rory Peck Award

[video:google:8548112614184247543&ei] The shortlist for the Rory Peck Awards 2008 is now out. Among the contenders in the “Features”category is Frontline Club Founder Vaughan Smith for the blog he wrote from Afghanistan in 2007. You can see the edited footage he put together for BBC Newsnight in the video above. Good luck Vaughan. Here is a […]

October 7, 2008

RAW in WAR Anna Politkovskaya Awards 2008

[video:google:4851574881284968082&ei] Global Voices rounds up the blogosphere’s reaction to the second anniversary of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. RAW in WAR Anna Politkovskaya Awards 2008 was a private event at the Frontline Club to commemorate Anna’s life and recognise those women working on the frontline around the world. Live Journal blogger markgrigorian has […]

September 2, 2008

The 91st most powerful woman in the world

Forbes releases its annual 100 Most Powerful Women list. Christiane Amanpour, the CNN war correspondent and regular at the Frontline Club, comes in at number 91. Award-winning correspondent has reported on nearly every major news story CNN has covered in recent years, including Hurricane Katrina, the first Iraqi elections and the bombings of the London […]

September 1, 2008

Nicolas Henin nominated for Bayeux

[video:youtube:vP-mdIDezNc] Nicolas Henin, a French journalist specializing in conflict reporting, writes on his personal blog about his nomination for a Bayeux award for war correspondents for his report from Iraq int he video above, This is my second nomination at Bayeux. I was nominee for the first time in 2004, for a radio story I […]

August 23, 2008

Daniel Pearl finalists announced

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists announced the finalists for the first “Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting” today. Five judges selected finalists from a rosta of “86 entries from 24 countries, involving reporting in more than 60 countries during 2006 and 2007” The finalists are, Michael Kranish, Peter S. Canellos, Farah Stockman, […]

August 21, 2008

Israeli investigation into the beating of Mohammed Omer

Mohammed Omer, winner of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn prize for journalism was beaten by Israeli security guards upon his return home to Gaza in June. We blogged about it at the time. Stuart Littlewood, author of Radio Free Palestine, writes in The People’s Voice that he has received an explanation “of sorts” for the treatment […]

August 13, 2008

Aye Aye Win wins Courage in journalism award 2008

The International Women’s Media Foundation award Burmese journalist Aye Aye Win with the Courage in Journalism award for 2008. The 54 year old AP journalist wins the award for her coverage of the demonstrations in September 2007, In a telephone interview with The Irrawaddy on Wednesday, Aye Aye Win said she thought the Foundation had […]

July 21, 2008

Video journalism awards open for business

The International Video Journalism Awards nomination phase is now open, The awards contain two international prizes and a series of categories for German videojournalists. A total of €12,000 is up for grabs across eight categories. The deadline for entries is October 15 and the winners will be announced at an event on November 28-9 in […]

July 7, 2008

Mohammed Omer chronicles his beating

Mohammed Omer, the Gaza-based Palestinian journalist who recently recieved the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, gives a full and frank account of the treatment he received at the hands of Israeli security officers upon his journey home to Gaza, As the beating, scratching and assaults continued, I was sure my body and face must […]

June 30, 2008

Mohammed Omer beaten unconscious

The People’s Voice reports that Mohammed Omer, the Gaza-based journalist and winner of a BAFTA award, was allegedly beaten unconscious by Israeli troops on his way back home to Gaza, My dear friend and brother Mohammed Omer returned to his native Gaza Strip on Thursday… literally unconscious and unable to speak after being beaten and […]