08 The Edward R. Murrow Award 2021

Clockwise from upper left: Isobel Yeung, Amel Guettatfi, Javier Manzano and Ahmed Baidar

Best TV, video or documentary interpretation of international affairs with a run time up to 30 minutes

AWARD DATE: 2021

AWARD NAME: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2021

AWARD RECIPIENTS: Isobel Yeung, Amel Guettatfi, Javier Manzano and Ahmed Baidar

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: VICE News

AWARD HONORED WORK: “Yemen’s Children of War”

AWARD SPONSOR: CBS News

VICE captures a complex, brutal war with deep humanity and moving storytelling. In a country where journalists face major obstacles, the team conveys the tragic cost of the conflict in just 18 minutes, portraying characters with insightful understanding. The correspondent’s empathy succeeds in getting people on both sides of the war to open up to her. The dogged investigation into one boy’s death includes skillful use of drone footage and geolocation technology, while the background explanation about the war does not slow the piece. A small former child soldier describing his trauma provides the poignant ending to the film.

A link to the winning work: “Yemen’s Children of War

Citation for Excellence:
Mark Scialla, Laila Al-Arian, Monica Villamizar, Neil Brandvold and Warwick Meade
Fault Lines, Al Jazeera English
“Exit Honduras”