12 The Malcolm Forbes and Morton Frank Award 2018

Walt Bogdanich, left, and Michael Forsythe.

Best international business news reporting in any medium

AWARD DATE: 2018

AWARD NAME: The Malcolm Forbes and Morton Frank Award 2018

AWARD RECIPIENTS: Walt Bogdanich, Michael Forsythe and NYT staff

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The New York Times

AWARD HONORED WORK: “The Enablers”

AWARD SPONSOR: Forbes Magazine

It’s no secret that authoritarian regimes such as China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are gaining influence around the globe. The surprise is who is helping them: American consulting firms, British public relations shops and Western political operatives all looking to make a buck. With its intrepid series “The Enablers,” The New York Times exposed how the brightest minds in the West are linked to some of the darkest deeds of strongmen and plutocrats. In exchange for multi-million dollar paydays, these fee-seekers have helped Saudi Arabia jail dissidents at home and starve civilians in Yemen. They have strengthened China’s military, helped a Russian oligarch evade U.S. sanctions and assisted South Africa’s leaders in gutting the tax agency investigating them for tax evasion—just a few examples uncovered over months of reporting that was powerful, sobering and impressive in its sweep.

Links:

1. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/15/world/asia/mckinsey-china-russia.html
2. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/04/world/europe/oleg-deripaska-russia-oligarch-sanctions.html
3. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/08/world/middleeast/saudi-mbs-jared-kushner.html
4. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/10/world/africa/south-africa-corruption-taxes.html
5. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/world/middleeast/trump-tom-barrack-saudi.html
6. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/30/world/mckinsey-bribes-boeing-firtash-extradition.html
7. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/world/africa/mckinsey-south-africa-eskom.html
8. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/04/business/bell-pottinger-guptas-zuma-south-africa.html
9. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/04/world/middleeast/mckinsey-bcg-booz-allen-saudi-khashoggi.html
10. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/20/us/politics/saudi-image-campaign-twitter.html

Citation for Excellence recipients: Cam Simpson, Gavin Finch and Kit Chellel
Affiliation: Bloomberg
Honored Work: “The Brexit Short”

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