The Lowell Thomas Award 2011

Simply making her way into Libya last year to report the story of ragtag rebels overthrowing an entrenched dictator was achievement enough. But Lourdes Garcia-Navarro did more, recording pitch-perfect narration from Gadhafi’s Tripoli compound and notorious Abu Selim prison and providing honest, unflinching portraits of people whose lives were being destroyed, or begun anew, as the country lurched into its new era.