Journalism awards

June 30, 2008

AP hacks win Award for cyclone coverage

The Associated Press Managing Editors Association have honoured the journalists who covered the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Burma with its deadline reporting award, “Neither the danger nor the difficulty stopped [Aye Aye Win, the AP’s correspondent in Yangon] or her colleagues from telling the world what happened,” the judges said. “By phone and in […]

June 24, 2008

The Inquirer Award 2008

Richard Makepeace, the British Consul General in Jerusalem, today launched The Inquirer Award 2008 which aims to celebrate the very best in investigative reporting from the Middle East. The award will be managed by Thomson Foundation, Print and television journalists will compete for The Inquirer Award 2008 which aims to find the journalist who can […]

June 23, 2008

Mohammed Omer makes it to London

BAFTA award winner Mohammed Omer, journalist and Gaza Correspondent for the Washington Report accepted his award in London at the weekend. To say Mohammed had a difficult journey out of Gaza to the awards is something of an understatement. Click the image above to watch Mohammed’s acceptance speech introduced by John Pilger. via The People’s […]

June 19, 2008

Mushtaq Yusufzai collects Kate Webb Award

Mushtaq Yusufzai, the Pakistani journalist who was announced the inaugural winner of the Kate Webb Award last month, picked up his award at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong last night. He won the award for his reports from Pakistan’s tribal belt, “It is very difficult now to work independently in the tribal areas. […]

June 18, 2008

Amnesty International Media Awards 2008

Deborah Haynes, Baghdad based foreign correspondent for The Times, was announced the winner of the National Newspaper reporting award at the Amnesty International Media Awards last night. Deborah is a regular on this blog with highlights from her Inside Iraq blog. The Press Gazette reports that among the winners was one posthumous award, Iraqi journalist […]

June 16, 2008

Dozier receives Peabody tonight

Kimberley Dozier will recieve her Peabody award for journalism tonight. She talks to David Bauder of the Associated Press about her work, the award, her desire to go overseas again and getting recognised in the supermarket, “When people recognize me in a grocery store or something, it’s like, ‘Oh, you’re that reporter chick who got […]

June 16, 2008

Pilger scoops media award

[video:youtube:to6uNUTf8g4] John Pilger’s War on Democracy fought off competition from the BBC Storyville documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side and Please Vote for Me to take the award for best TV Documentary at last night’s One World Media Awards. link

June 12, 2008

No sleep in Stockholm

Mohammed Omer, winner of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn prize, talks to Menassat in Stockholm. The biggest problem for the Rafah resident in the Swedish capital? He can’t sleep, it’s too quiet. No bombs, “It’s strange. I can hardly sleep here. Where I come from, quietness represents the calm before the storm. Whenever Israel attacks Gaza […]

June 11, 2008

Ahmad Rafat wins press freedom award

Ahmad Rafat, deputy director of Adnkronos International (AKI) has won the Ilaria Alpi Television Journalism Award for Freedom of the Press. The Italo-Iranian journalist hit the headlines last week when he was barred access to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s global food summit, Rafat, who has spent years writing about political and social […]

June 9, 2008

From Gaza to London

Mohammed Omar, in an article republished by the International Middle East Media Center, tries to work out a way to get from Gaza to collect the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in London next week, How can I get out at a time when Israel is not allowing even the most urgent medical cases […]

June 1, 2008

Ian Parry Scholarship deadline June 20

The deadline for the Ian Parry Scholarship is June 20. Entrants need to upload a digitial portfolio of their work to the Ian Parry website before the deadline, Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years old. The […]

June 1, 2008

Christiane Amanpour wins Fourth Estate Award

CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour will receive the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award. The award is given annually to an “individual who has achieved distinction for a lifetime of contributions to American journalism”, “I have always believed this to be a noble profession, and I am passionate about reporting the incredible stories of […]

May 29, 2008

James Nachtwey thanks fixers

[video:youtube:FVArFUxyNFM] The Frontline Club magazine this month mentions the inaugural Frontline Club journalism awards. These awards will raise money for the Frontline Club Fixers Fund. James Nachtwey recently praised the fixers who help him work as a war photographer in his President’s award acceptance speech at the Overseas Press Club in New York, As journalists […]

May 28, 2008

Journalism award for Uganda film

[video:google:-7506651516025190367] The RFK Memorial Journalism Award goes to HDNet for their World Report programme, “A Silent War, A Violent Peace,” about Uganda’s civil war. The award will be presented at the Newseum tonight, according to TVNewser, “Kira Kay and Jason Maloney risked their lives to do the Uganda story, and to be recognized with an […]

May 26, 2008

Cristi Hegranes wins Bravery in Journalism award

Cristi Hegranes works in a bar by night, by day she’s “a media innovator” and this year’s winner of the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism. Hegranes founded a nonprofit, the Press Institue for Women in the Developing World, to train women in the developing world as journalists and then hire them to […]

May 25, 2008

Simon Kasyate wins Uganda journalism award

Simon Kasyate wins Uganda’s 2008 Investigative Journalist of the Year award. His winning TV feature focussed on a displaced family’s struggles to rebuild their life. Kasyate won from a field of 73 entries entered by 65 journalists. “My argument has always been that the biggest threat to media practice in Uganda is not so much […]

May 24, 2008

Bilal Hussein wins journalism prize

Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein, who spent more than two years in U.S. military custody in Iraq on suspicion of being a security threat, was awarded a journalism prize by the Miguel Gil Moreno Foundation on Thursday. link

May 21, 2008

Fasih Ahmed wins New York Press Club Award

Fasih Ahmed has won the New York Press Club’s Best Spot News Award 2007 for coverage of the Benazir Bhutto assassination for Newsweek. ”I am very pleased to have been acknowledged by my peers in journalism,” said Mr Ahmed. This is an award for democracy and for Pakistan. Mr Ahmed was the Inaugural Daniel Pearl […]

May 21, 2008

Drago Hedl wins award for war crimes journalism

[video:youtube:7f6AyehCFJQ] Croatian journalist Drago Hedl has won the Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism Award for 2008 announced by the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO) yesterday. Hedl works as an editor and journalist with the political weekly Feral Tribune in Split, The jury said it based its decision “on […]

May 19, 2008

Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism 2008

Freelance journalists Dahr Jamail and Mohammed Omer share the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism 2008. There’s more on the press release, Dahr Jamail’s unembedded reporting from Iraq, Lebanon and Syria has allowed us to understand the conflict in the Middle East not from a “Western” point of view (although he himself is American), but from […]

May 15, 2008

CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2008 finalists announced

The finalists in the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2008 Competition were announced today. The competition is in its 13th year. The winners will be anounced in Accra, Ghana on 19 July, Announcing the finalists, Azubuike Ishiekwene said: “”I have followed the CNN MultiChoice Awards for the past four years and watched them grow steadily to […]

May 15, 2008

Bangladesh boat project bags Sony

The BBC Bangladesh Boat Project has won the Sony Multiplatorm Radio journalism award. Ben Sutherland, one of the reporters on the project, writes about the experience for the BBC Editor’s Blog. He says it wasn’t just the amazing stories they helped tell, it was how they told them, Not only was the method of getting […]

May 10, 2008

Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant Announced

Photographer Alexandra Boulat and her father Pierre, a Life magazine photographer, are to be remembered with an annual award created by VII the photo agency. The Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant was announced this week and will help fund projects that need to be told, The annual grant will be made to a photographer whose […]

May 9, 2008

Frontline Club Journalism Awards

Right from the very beginning the Frontline Club broke all conventions. From cameraman Vaughan Smith’s late 80’s visions of flying over the Afghan frontline in a Microlite to shacking up in Osama Bin Laden’s residence in Kabul. The founders of the Frontline Club didn’t just shirk convention, they booted it out the door. With those […]