October 1, 2020

Event Coverage Highlight

OPC Award Winners Share Their Stories: David Kaplan Award

Left to right: Hind Hassan, Joe Hill and Julia Lindau.

Join the OPC for a discussion on Zoom with winners of this year’s David Kaplan Award for best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad.

RSVPs are required. Links to the Zoom call will be emailed to registrants before the program begins.

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Winners participating in the call include: Hind Hassan, Joe Hill and Julia Lindau of VICE News Tonight for “Uganda: Orphanage Inc.,” The moderator will be Terry McCarthy of the American Society of Cinematographers, who served as head judge for the Kaplan Award.

Judges for the David Kaplan Award said:

“VICE revealed a horrendous story of unregulated orphanages in Uganda that bring in some $250 million in donations from rich countries like the U.S. for what turns out to be – at least in part – a corrupt business scam by Ugandan officials in which children are the victims. With her brave and enterprising reporting, correspondent Hind Hassan and her crew got some of those involved to incriminate themselves on camera, while also showing the costs to the poor children, some of whom are not even real orphans, but all of whom are too innocent to realize how they are being used. Disturbing, haunting, top-notch reporting.”

Check out the winning work here: