April 13, 2021

Event Coverage Highlight

OPC Award Winners Share Their Stories: The Madeline Dane Ross Award

Karla Zabludovsky

Please join the OPC for a discussion with this year’s winner of the Madeline Dane Ross Award, Karla Zabludovsky, the Mexico bureau chief and Latin America correspondent for BuzzFeed News, who won for the entry titled “The Fight for Women’s Rights in Latin America.”

The moderator will be Hannah Allam, who served as head judge for the award.

The Madeline Dane Ross Award honors the year’s best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition.

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Judges for the award wrote: “Karla Zabludovsky wrote with great passion and a sense of urgency about ordinary women in Latin America whose lives were upended by the restrictive – and sometimes deadly – reproductive health laws that are the norm in the region. Her profile of a Bolivian mayor who was savagely attacked displayed the reporter’s ability to use an extraordinary moment in a person’s life to illuminate a broader issue: in this case, the entrenched misogyny that female politicians in Latin America grapple with. Zabludosky operated under dangerous conditions, traveling across the region to report with authority and sensitivity. Her work embodies the spirit of the Madeline Dane Ross Award: deeply reported stories about the human condition.”