02 The Bob Considine Award 2022

Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs

AWARD NAME: The Bob Considine Award 2022
RECIPIENT: Nicolas Pelham
AFFILIATION: 1843 magazine, The Economist
HONORED WORK: “MBS: Despot in the Desert”

The jury was impressed by the combination of on-the-ground reporting and analysis. With three decades of experience in the Middle East, Pelham produced a story on Mohammed bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia that is both authoritative and highly personal. It offers an excellent briefing on the politics of the Saudi kingdom, while fully capturing the contradictions in a leader who on the one hand presents himself as a royal modernizer, giving women the right to drive, while at the same time presiding over brutal human rights abuses, including the murder
of Jamal Khashoggi.

Link to the honored work:
MBS: Despot in the Desert

Citations for Excellence:
Mari Saito, Maria Tsvetkova, Anton Zverev and Polina Nikolskaya
“How Russia is waging its war in Ukraine”


Didi Kirsten Tatlow
“Covert China”