January 21, 2021

Event Coverage Highlight

OPC Award Winners Share Their Stories: David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award

Clockwise from upper left: Gregory Warner, Jane Arraf, Michael May and Sana Krasikov.

Gregory Warner, Jane Arraf, Michael May and Sana Krasikov of NPR’s Rough Translation podcast will join the OPC for an online program to discuss “DIY Mosul,” which won this year’s David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award for best international TV, video, radio, audio or podcast reporting showing a concern for the human condition. Marianne McCune also worked on the winning story.

The team will join Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times, who served as head judge on the award jury.

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Judges said:
“In ‘Rough Translation: DIY Mosul’ for NPR, Jane Arraf, who has covered the Middle East for three decades, tells a series of unexpectedly engaging stories from Iraq’s second-largest city as it struggles to emerge from the war with ISIS. In the rubble of Mosul, Arraf and her team found independent civic groups doing work the local government wasn’t performing: clearing streets of corpses, rescuing books from a destroyed library, even repairing the city water system. Arraf tells these stories of grassroots civic action with uncommon sensitivity and insight into Iraqi culture – insight born of long years covering a very complicated country.”

Listen to the episode via the embedded player below: