May 28, 2024

Awards Recipients

You can filter the OPC Awards list by year, award and award type. Use the “Keyword” search box to look for a name, topic or winning entry title. Awards are assigned to the year the work was published, not the year the award was received. So use “2014” to find awards that were given in 2015, and so on.

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    • 2023
      01 The Hal Boyle Award 2023
      New York Times Staff
      The New York Times
      “Israel/Gaza”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 01 The Hal Boyle Award 2023

      Award Recipient: New York Times Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Israel/Gaza”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 01 The Hal Boyle Award 2023

      Award Recipient: New York Times Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Israel/Gaza”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad

      In a year that many news organizations produced compelling, incisive and often heartbreaking journalism on the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel and the subsequent war in Gaza, The New York Times stood out. The Times told wrenching human stories both from Israel’s kibbutzim and Gaza’s population centers. It also broke news, revealing that the Israeli government ignored clear intelligence warnings that Hamas was planning an attack. And it revealed that the IDF had no clear plan for defending the countryagainst such an attack, and that the security services failed to detect that Hamas burgeoning business empire was being used to fund its operations. At a time when news organizations continue to pare back their international coverage, it was heartening to see so many strong submissions on the Israel-Gaza story. But the Times stood out for its depth, breadth and impact.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Gerry Shih, Joseph Menn, Pranshu Verma, Anant Gupta, Karishma Mehrotra and Staff
      The Washington Post
      “Rising India, Toxic Tech”

    • 2023
      02 The William Worthy Award 2023
      New York Times Staff
      The New York Times
      “Russia/Ukraine”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 02 The William Worthy Award 2023

      Award Recipient: New York Times Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Russia/Ukraine”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 02 The William Worthy Award 2023

      Award Recipient: New York Times Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Russia/Ukraine”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs

      Far from the frontlines, The New York Times looked at how the war in Ukraine is transforming Russia. At great personal risk, correspondents ventured deep inside the country to break major stories on the suppression of dissent, the prisoners released to fight on the frontlines of Ukraine, about Russia’s evasion of sanctions and on the profits reaped from the departure of Western companies. Roger Cohen’s portrait of the nation at war (“Putin’s Forever War”) was particularly effective at placing the Ukraine conflict in the context of the sweep of Russian history.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Staff
      The Wall Street Journal
      “China Questions Its Future”

    • 2023
      03 The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2023
      Samar Abu Elouf
      The New York Times
      “Gaza”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 03 The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Samar Abu Elouf

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Gaza”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 03 The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Samar Abu Elouf

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Gaza”

      Best photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise published in any medium

      Despite losing loved ones and being separated from her children, Samar’s commitment to bearing witness helped inform the world of the nightmare that became life – and death – in Gaza. There is a moment Samar captured, on October 8, that feels particularly haunting now, foreshadowing as it does the devastation about to befall a population whose median age is only 18. Children gaze into the sky in horror just before death begins raining down, one boy carrying his younger sister as others try to flee despite being trapped in a place where no one is guaranteed safety. Like that photo, all of Samar’s images convey how grief and struggle have become synonymous with the plight of the Palestinians.

      Award Page (with a slideshow of the winning images) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Evgeniy Maloletka
      The Associated Press
      “War in Ukraine Rages On”

    • 2023
      04 The Olivier Rebbot Award 2023
      Mohammed Salem
      Reuters
      “Gaza, ‘Hell on Earth’”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 04 The Olivier Rebbot Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Mohammed Salem

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Gaza, ‘Hell on Earth’”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 04 The Olivier Rebbot Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Mohammed Salem

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Gaza, ‘Hell on Earth’”

      Best photographic news reporting from abroad in any medium

      In the words of one of the photo judges, “Mohammed Salem’s images from his home, Gaza, quite simply broke my heart.” While his portfolio included scenes of the widespread destruction in Gaza, it is his empathetic, almost poetic, documentation of unimaginable loss, grief and terror that individuals felt that really moved the judges. The moments he captures make viewers feel the realities of what we read in the headlines and statistics everyday – an aunt clutching the shrouded body of her 7-yearold niece, a father in despair as he carries the lifeless body of his 3-year-old daughter. It is a testament to Salem’s strength and commitment that he captures such intimate moments while suffering his own grief and trauma. It is clear that Mohammed sees himself and his loved ones in every frame.

      Award Page (with a slideshow of the winning images) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Daniel Berehulak
      The New York Times
      “Ukraine’s Stolen Children”

    • 2023
      05 The Danish Siddiqui Award 2023
      Nanna Heitmann
      The New York Times
      “Putin’s Forever War”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 05 The Danish Siddiqui Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Nanna Heitmann

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Putin’s Forever War”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 05 The Danish Siddiqui Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Nanna Heitmann

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Putin’s Forever War”

      Best feature photography on an international theme published in any medium

      Nanna Heitmann’s unflinching coverage of the Russian side of the war in Ukraine unveils quiet moments from largely inaccessible places. Her stunning photographs tell the story of a society shrouded in nationalism and secrecy, showing unmarked graves in a snow-covered cemetery, a volleyball arena transformed into a refugee center, and the devotion displayed by young boys at a Communist Party youth event. Heitmann’s work captures the complexities of daily life under war, while delving into the historical legacy that helps sustain it.

      Award Page (with a slideshow of the winning images) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Hannah Reyes Morales
      The New York Times
      “Africa Youth”

    • 2023
      06 The Lowell Thomas Award 2023
      Eyder Peralta, Dan Girma, Jenny Schmidt, Tara Neill and Ayesha Rascoe
      NPR
      “The Sunday Story: A Rare Look Inside Locked-down Nicaragua”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 06 The Lowell Thomas Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Eyder Peralta, Dan Girma, Jenny Schmidt, Tara Neill and Ayesha Rascoe

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NPR

      Award Honored Work: “The Sunday Story: A Rare Look Inside Locked-down Nicaragua”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 06 The Lowell Thomas Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Eyder Peralta, Dan Girma, Jenny Schmidt, Tara Neill and Ayesha Rascoe

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NPR

      Award Honored Work: “The Sunday Story: A Rare Look Inside Locked-down Nicaragua”

      Best radio, audio, or podcast coverage of international affairs

      Reporter Eyder Peralta takes us on a risk-filled trip to Nicaragua, where foreign journalists have been essentially banned. Fortunately, Peralta has a golden ticket – a Nicaraguan passport. He looks beyond the busy streets and packed bars to find the truth of life in a country now under authoritarian rule, where people face retribution for opposing the government. Peralta gives the listener insight into his exiled family and his personal relationship with his homeland. The piece weaves together the sounds of the country, its people, its music and his own engaging storytelling. Peralta brings present day Nicaragua to life while providing historical context for how it came to be what it is today.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Ramtin Arablouei, Rund Abdelfatah, Julie Caine, Tara Neill and Throughline Staff
      NPR
      “Throughline: The Ghost in Your Phone”

    • 2023
      07 The David Kaplan Award 2023
      CNN Staff
      CNN Worldwide
      “Israel-Hamas War”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 07 The David Kaplan Award 2023

      Award Recipient: CNN Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN Worldwide

      Award Honored Work: “Israel-Hamas War”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 07 The David Kaplan Award 2023

      Award Recipient: CNN Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN Worldwide

      Award Honored Work: “Israel-Hamas War”

      Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad

      The team at CNN gives us comprehensive and even-handed coverage of the war in Israel and Gaza, providing deep insights from the opening moments of what has turned out to be a lengthy and expanding global crisis. Flooding the zone, the network’s bold and determined correspondents, producers, and camera crews provided moving and insightful reports and perspectives, often live and under direct fire, exploring the deepest emotions of Israelis and Palestinians, as well as the dynamics driving all parties in the conflict.

      Award Page >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Jane Ferguson, Sara Just, Morgan Till, Dan Sagalyn and Jorgen Samso
      PBS NewsHour
      “Deadly Quake”

    • 2023
      08 The Edward R. Murrow Award 2023
      Mohammed Sawwaf, Ibrahim Al-Otla, Salah Al-Haw, Marwan Al-Sawwaf, Alef Multimedia and the Al Jazeera Witness Team
      Al Jazeera English
      “Witness – Rescue Mission Gaza”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 08 The Edward R. Murrow Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Mohammed Sawwaf, Ibrahim Al-Otla, Salah Al-Haw, Marwan Al-Sawwaf, Alef Multimedia and the Al Jazeera Witness Team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Al Jazeera English

      Award Honored Work: “Witness – Rescue Mission Gaza”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 08 The Edward R. Murrow Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Mohammed Sawwaf, Ibrahim Al-Otla, Salah Al-Haw, Marwan Al-Sawwaf, Alef Multimedia and the Al Jazeera Witness Team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Al Jazeera English

      Award Honored Work: “Witness – Rescue Mission Gaza”

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

      Al Jazeera gives us a closeup depiction of one day in the life of an ambulance driver in Gaza, as he navigates the terror and heartbreak of rescuing severely injured people under bombardment, all the while trying to keep up their spirits, and rallying his exhausted colleagues to the task. The half-hour film has a raw style of storytelling, with poignant scenes like the ambulance worker reuniting with his children after weeks, giving them each a coin and a hug, and then getting back in his ambulance in tears. Through this deadly assignment the journalists remain invisible, with no narration, commentary or judgment. One of the filmmakers, Marwan Al-Sawwaf, was killed in Gaza on Dec. 1. Mohammed Al-Sawwaf was seriously injured in an airstrike that killed 45 family members. The documentary left one juror “dumbfounded,” while another called it “extraordinary.”

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Isobel Yeung, Gelareh Kiazand, Daniel Vergara, Sara Eslamie, Jake Perron and Staff
      VICE News
      “Inside Iran: What Happened to Iran’s Women-led Uprising?”

    • 2023
      09 The Peter Jennings Award 2023
      Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner, Raney Aronson-Rath, Derl McCrudden and Staffs
      FRONTLINE (PBS) and The Associated Press
      “20 Days in Mariupol”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 09 The Peter Jennings Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner, Raney Aronson-Rath, Derl McCrudden and Staffs

      Award Recipient Affiliation: FRONTLINE (PBS) and The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “20 Days in Mariupol”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 09 The Peter Jennings Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner, Raney Aronson-Rath, Derl McCrudden and Staffs

      Award Recipient Affiliation: FRONTLINE (PBS) and The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “20 Days in Mariupol”

      Best TV, video or documentary about international affairs with a run time over 30 minutes

      A team of fearless AP journalists in Ukraine, led by Mstyslav Chernov, risked their lives to show the toll of war during the Russian onslaught, filming and interviewing civilians in hospitals, makeshift bomb shelters, the rubble of buildings, and burial grounds. Many of the images made evening news shows and became iconic early in the war, but this documentary tells the back story, showing what happened before and after those moments in heartbreaking, intimate scenes – dying children, terrified residents, courageous medical teams. There is not one false note in this powerful narrative. While the events in this film took place early in the war, the story it tells is just as urgent and relevant today, with Ukraine’s plight growing ever more precarious, support from the U.S. and the West increasingly uncertain, and Russia ever more emboldened. The film also won an Academy Award.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Martin Smith, Marcela Gaviria, Brian Funck and Scott Anger
      FRONTLINE (PBS)
      “America and the Taliban”

    • 2023
      10 The Ed Cunningham Award 2023
      Heidi Blake
      The New Yorker
      “The Fugitive Princesses of Dubai”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 10 The Ed Cunningham Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Heidi Blake

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker

      Award Honored Work: “The Fugitive Princesses of Dubai”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 10 The Ed Cunningham Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Heidi Blake

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker

      Award Honored Work: “The Fugitive Princesses of Dubai”

      Best magazine-style, long-form narrative feature in print or digital on an international story

      Blake masterfully weaves together the many pieces and people of this complicated and little understood saga of the struggle of four royal women to escape their virtual imprisonment by the ruler of Dubai. It’s a sprawling tale spanning years and continents, taking the reader from the palaces of Dubai to the English countryside. The result is a rich and satisfying story centered on the eternal human desire for freedom. It is also a harrowing illustration of the overwhelming power that can be brought to bear on individuals who flout convention, and gives us a glimpse of the international web of surveillance, complicity and capture that the royal family of the United Arab Emirates was able to deputize even in the comparatively progressive states of the West.

      Award Page (with a link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Edward White and Kang Buseong
      Financial Times
      “A North Korean Love Story”

    • 2023
      11 The Best Cartoon Award 2023
      Matt Davies
      Newsday
      Best Cartoons

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 11 The Best Cartoon Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Matt Davies

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Newsday

      Award Honored Work: Best Cartoons

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 11 The Best Cartoon Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Matt Davies

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Newsday

      Award Honored Work: Best Cartoons

      Best print or digital graphic journalism, including cartoons, on international affairs

      Matt’s portfolio showcased consistently smart and insightful commentaries drawn in a uniquely playful satirical style. His cartoons use simple, striking images captioned with few words. They employ the wit and charm of his children’s book illustrations teamed with the acumen of his prize-winning journalism. In a career that spans 30 years, Davies has created thousands of cartoons and received numerous honors, among them the Pulitzer Prize (2004), The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award (2001), and the coveted Herblock Prize (2004, 2019).

      Award Page (with a slide show of winning images) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Rob Rogers
      Andrews McMeel Syndication

    • 2023
      12 The Malcom Forbes and Morton Frank Award 2023
      Miles Johnson
      Financial Times
      “Wagner Inc: The Criminal Empire of Yevgeny Prigozhin”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 12 The Malcom Forbes and Morton Frank Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Miles Johnson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Financial Times

      Award Honored Work: “Wagner Inc: The Criminal Empire of Yevgeny Prigozhin”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 12 The Malcom Forbes and Morton Frank Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Miles Johnson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Financial Times

      Award Honored Work: “Wagner Inc: The Criminal Empire of Yevgeny Prigozhin”

      Best international business news reporting in any medium

      Despite repeated threats, Financial Times investigative reporter Miles Johnson plumbed the depths of Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Wagner, Inc. business empire. Johnson’s reporting exposed how Western lawyers and other professionals helped the late Russian criminal known as “Putin’s chef” evade international sanctions. Johnson also illuminated how the mercenary’s forces pillaged Africa and Ukraine, looting, raping, torturing, committing arson and murdering many, including journalists.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Spencer Woodman, Neil Weinberg, Delphine Reuter, David Kenner, Matei Rosca and Staff
      International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
      “Cyprus Confidential”

    • 2023
      13 The Continuing Coverage of Conflict Award 2023
      Maggie Michael, El Tayeb Siddig, Ryan McNeill, Zohra Bensemra, Khalid Abdelaziz, Nafisa Eltahir, Aidan Lewi and Staff
      Reuters
      “Slaughter in Sudan”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 13 The Continuing Coverage of Conflict Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Maggie Michael, El Tayeb Siddig, Ryan McNeill, Zohra Bensemra, Khalid Abdelaziz, Nafisa Eltahir, Aidan Lewi and Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Slaughter in Sudan”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 13 The Continuing Coverage of Conflict Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Maggie Michael, El Tayeb Siddig, Ryan McNeill, Zohra Bensemra, Khalid Abdelaziz, Nafisa Eltahir, Aidan Lewi and Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Slaughter in Sudan”

      Best reporting on a continuing international conflict or crisis in any medium

      While much of the world’s attention focused on the wars in Gaza and Ukraine, this Reuters series bore witness to a systematic massacre in Sudan that has gone largely unreported. Trenchant, moving, and deeply probing, the series lays bare how one side in Sudan’s civil war unleashed a campaign of ethnic slaughter against the Masalit people of West Darfur.

      Award Page (with a link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Siegfried Modola
      The Globe and Mail
      “On the New Front Line in Myanmar”

    • 2023
      14 The Cornelius Ryan Award 2023
      Paul Caruana Galizia
      Penguin Random House, Riverhead Books
      “A Death in Malta”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 14 The Cornelius Ryan Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Paul Caruana Galizia

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Penguin Random House, Riverhead Books

      Award Honored Work: “A Death in Malta”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 14 The Cornelius Ryan Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Paul Caruana Galizia

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Penguin Random House, Riverhead Books

      Award Honored Work: “A Death in Malta”

      Best non-fiction book on international affairs

      The author has written an outstanding biography of his mother, Daphne Caruana Galizia – a Maltese journalist assassinated by a car bomb for exposing pervasive government corruption in the island nation. She was 53. In the wake of her murder, Paul became an investigative journalist himself, producing a meticulously reported and highly readable account of his mother’s life. The author details the immense journalistic and legal difficulties she confronted in the face of unrelenting government opposition. He captures her ability to juggle the increasingly dangerous reporting with family life. Finally, he builds upon his mother’s investigative work into Malta’s corruption and joins, along with his two brothers, the hunt for her killers. The three sons also successfully appealed for an international campaign to expose Maltese wrongdoing. Paul Caruana Galizia’s book is a clarion call to journalists and nations to step up when they witness the corruption of democratic institutions, the spread of disinformation and the subversion of the rule of law.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Robert D. Kaplan
      Penguin Random House
      “The Loom of Time: Between Empire and Anarchy, from the Mediterranean to China”

    • 2023
      15 The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2023
      Krithika Varagur
      Harper’s Magazine
      “Love in the Time of Sickle Cell Disease: What’s the Cost of Rolling the Genetic Dice?”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 15 The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Krithika Varagur

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Harper’s Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “Love in the Time of Sickle Cell Disease: What’s the Cost of Rolling the Genetic Dice?”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 15 The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Krithika Varagur

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Harper’s Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “Love in the Time of Sickle Cell Disease: What’s the Cost of Rolling the Genetic Dice?”

      Best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition

      A powerful testament to love and family, this story forces readers to wrestle with a question most people never have to consider: What if nearly a third of the population were romantically off limits because of their blood? This gripping love story from Nigeria, known as the sickle cell disease capital of the world, shows what happens when universal human longings are entangled with governments, genetics, ethics and cold medical truths. By explaining without exploiting, the writer allows the central couple’s story to unfold with dignity and sensitivity.

      Award Page (with a link to the winning work) >>

      (No citation)

    • 2023
      16 The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2023
      Leila Hussain, Simon Marks and Bloomberg Staff
      Bloomberg News
      “Run For Your Life: The Murder that Shook the Running World”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 16 The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Leila Hussain, Simon Marks and Bloomberg Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Bloomberg News

      Award Honored Work: “Run For Your Life: The Murder that Shook the Running World”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 16 The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Leila Hussain, Simon Marks and Bloomberg Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Bloomberg News

      Award Honored Work: “Run For Your Life: The Murder that Shook the Running World”

      Best international TV, video, radio, audio or podcast reporting showing a concern for the human condition

      In September 2021, Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop broke the women’s 10,000-meter world record. Just five weeks later, she was dead. In a yearlong investigation, Bloomberg gained access to hundreds of pages of court documents as well as Tirop’s family and friends to recount her tragic story. Visually stunning and thoughtfully reported, Bloomberg effectively documented the widespread issue of gender-based violence against runners and questioned what more can be done by governing bodies and the sports brands that benefit from the success of female athletes.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Adam Desiderio, Ben C. Solomon, Julia Kochetova, Drew Pattison, Craig Thomson and Staff
      VICE News & TUBI
      “City Under Fire: Inside the War in Ukraine”

    • 2023
      17 The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2023
      Isobel Yeung, Maya Rostowska, Daniel Vergara, Kateryna Malofieieva, Sean Stephens and Staff
      VICE News
      “Stealing Ukraine’s Children”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 17 The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Isobel Yeung, Maya Rostowska, Daniel Vergara, Kateryna Malofieieva, Sean Stephens and Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE News

      Award Honored Work: “Stealing Ukraine’s Children”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 17 The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Isobel Yeung, Maya Rostowska, Daniel Vergara, Kateryna Malofieieva, Sean Stephens and Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE News

      Award Honored Work: “Stealing Ukraine’s Children”

      Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human right

      The VICE team produced a chilling, indelible film about one of the most wrenching human rights abuses of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: the transfer of thousands of Ukrainian children to Russian-controlled territory. The International Criminal Court has described these deportations as war crimes, but the families’ stories have been obscured by the chaos of the wider conflict. VICE trains a sharp focus on the Russians implicated in the program and the Ukrainian families caught up in it. Granted rare access to a camp for Ukrainian children inside Russia, VICE takes viewers inside an Orwellian tableau of military uniforms and patriotic songs, interviewing children who have become unwitting spoils of the conflict. Presenter Isobel Yeung skillfully navigates this sinister landscape, negotiating with her Russian minders and probing for answers. In a remarkable exchange with the Russian official behind the program, Yeung lays bare the disinformation and cynicism behind the invasion. This is video journalism at its bravest and stands out amid all the powerful reporting about the war.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Majed Neisi, Sasha Joelle Achilli, James Allnutt and Dan Edge
      FRONTLINE (PBS)
      “Inside the Iranian Uprising”

    • 2023
      18 The Whitman Bassow Award 2023
      Reuters Staff
      Reuters
      “The Bat Lands”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 18 The Whitman Bassow Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Reuters Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “The Bat Lands”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 18 The Whitman Bassow Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Reuters Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “The Bat Lands”

      Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues

      This is an astonishing series that, fresh from the pandemic, explores the potential threats to human health lurking silently in bat populations around the world. In a tour-de-force of graphics presentations, narrative writing, data analysis and on-the-ground reporting on six continents, the reporters were able to draw a connection between many of the environmental problems the world faces and the risk of life-threatening disease. Their reporting shows how things like mining, deforestation, over-farming and urban sprawl are unleashing bats from the remote quarters they have historically inhabited and putting them into perilous new contact with humans, or with animal species directly connected to humans. The journalists tested their hypothesis on previous disease outbreaks and mapped out, with 8 billion data points from around the world, locations most at risk of similar virus “spillovers.” With the use of 3D maps inputted with a variety of ecological factors, the journalists predicted where new outbreaks are likely to occur – in newly vulnerable areas that are multiplying every day – and demonstrated how these outbreaks can spread rapidly across continents. The result is eye-opening, convincing and terrifying – truly an environmental story of our time.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Staff
      The Washington Post
      “The Human Limit”

    • 2023
      19 The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2023
      Drazen Jorgic, Diego Oré, Jackie Botts, Sarah Kinosian and Stephen Eisenhammer
      Reuters
      “Mexico Narcotics”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 19 The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Drazen Jorgic, Diego Oré, Jackie Botts, Sarah Kinosian and Stephen Eisenhammer

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Mexico Narcotics”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 19 The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Drazen Jorgic, Diego Oré, Jackie Botts, Sarah Kinosian and Stephen Eisenhammer

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Mexico Narcotics”

      Best reporting in any medium on Latin America

      In a breathtakingly comprehensive series, the Reuters team illustrates the evolution of Mexico-based drug trafficking into a vast fentanyl empire that kills thousands of Americans and rots Mexico’s already fragile institutions from the presidency to the army and the remittance financial system. The series ties together numerous themes underlying this criminal enterprise and digs up hard facts to expose fresh examples of the corruption that feeds it. The reporters make meticulous and exhaustive use of freedom-of-information laws and data-based graphics. They venture into the compounds of the Sinaloa cartel at great personal risk, and into often-impenetrable boardrooms of financial institutions that turn a blind eye to the flow of cartel profits through their accounts.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Julie Turkewitz and Federico Rios
      The New York Times
      “Profiting Off Migrants”

    • 2023
      20 The Kim Wall Award 2023
      Renata Brito and Felipe Dana
      The Associated Press
      “Adrift”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 20 The Kim Wall Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Renata Brito and Felipe Dana

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Adrift”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 20 The Kim Wall Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Renata Brito and Felipe Dana

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Adrift”

      Best story or series of stories on international affairs using creative and dynamic digital storytelling techniques

      “Adrift” follows a single boat full of migrants on a voyage from Africa to Europe that went wrong and ended tragically in the Caribbean. The boat capsizes and many are drowned. This moving story tells the tale of the dead and the survivors. The visuals are stunning; the writing is beautiful and poignant. These migrants are as invisible in death as they were in life. But even ghosts have families. The page design is clean and disciplined, resulting in a visually striking package that emphasizes the humanity of the men at the center of the story. This was an investigation that didn’t read like one. It is emotional and powerful and deeply compelling and should go down as a classic of the form.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work): >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Isabelle Qian, Pablo Robles, Rumsey Taylor and Weiyi Cai
      The New York Times
      “7 Months Inside an Online Scam Labor Camp”

    • 2023
      21 The Roy Rowan Award 2023
      Ian Urbina, Joe Galvin, Maya Martin, Susan Ryan and Staff of the Outlaw Ocean Project
      The New Yorker and The Outlaw Ocean Project
      “The Crimes Behind the Seafood You Eat”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 21 The Roy Rowan Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Ian Urbina, Joe Galvin, Maya Martin, Susan Ryan and Staff of the Outlaw Ocean Project

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker and The Outlaw Ocean Project

      Award Honored Work: “The Crimes Behind the Seafood You Eat”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 21 The Roy Rowan Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Ian Urbina, Joe Galvin, Maya Martin, Susan Ryan and Staff of the Outlaw Ocean Project

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker and The Outlaw Ocean Project

      Award Honored Work: “The Crimes Behind the Seafood You Eat”

      Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story

      The result of four years of daring, sometimes dangerous reporting, this sweeping investigation exposes the ruthless measures China used to create the world’s largest commercial fishing fleet. Now the undisputed superpower of seafood, China’s fishing industry as revealed here is essentially a criminal enterprise, widely dependent on captive deckhands, illegal fishing, and state-sponsored forced labor. Clandestine interviews by Outlaw Ocean journalists on the high seas and in Chinese processing plants give us a chilling view of how China maintains its position atop a world industry whose products often end up on the tables of American consumers. Picked up by media around the world and translated into other languages, this investigation triggered outrage and calls for reform from human rights organizations and the U.S. Congress.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Zachary R. Mider and Bloomberg News Staff
      Bloomberg News
      “Bad Medicine”

    • 2023
      22 The Flora Lewis Award 2023
      Mosab Abu Toha
      The New Yorker
      “Essays on Gaza”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 22 The Flora Lewis Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Mosab Abu Toha

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker

      Award Honored Work: “Essays on Gaza”

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: 22 The Flora Lewis Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Mosab Abu Toha

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker

      Award Honored Work: “Essays on Gaza”

      Best commentary in any medium on international news

      Mosab Abu Toha’s essay “A Palestinian Poet’s Perilous Journey Out of Gaza,” takes readers on a harrowing odyssey through a besieged enclave experiencing widescale death, destruction, and
      humanitarian collapse. He calmly recounts the Israeli bombing of his family home, the deaths of extended family members, the mass migration of frightened residents, the shortage of food, an endless queue for gas rations, a hospital strewn with patients and corpses, and his own temporary detention, interrogation, and beating as a suspected Hamas terrorist. With his poet’s gift of sparse, measured words, notably absent of vitriol, Abu Toha is a Palestinian voice from inside Gaza evoking the fear, desperation, and misery – but also the humanity – of a people determined to survive one of the most intense onslaughts of urban warfare in modern history.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Masha Gessen
      The New Yorker
      “Inside the Israeli Crackdown on Speech”
      “In the Shadow of the Holocaust”

    • 2023
      The President’s Award 2023
      Christiane Amanpour
      CNN
      President's Award

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Christiane Amanpour

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN

      Award Honored Work: President's Award

      Award Date: 2023

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2023

      Award Recipient: Christiane Amanpour

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN

      Award Honored Work: President's Award

      The following are remarks from OPC President Scott Kraft from the 2023 issue of Dateline magazine:

      “We selected CNN’s Christiane Amanpour as the recipient of the 2022 President’s Award for her dogged work holding truth to power in a career that has spanned more than four decades. A journalistic force of nature, Christiane has delivered sober and penetrating reporting from every corner of the world.”

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    • 2022
      01 The Hal Boyle Award 2022
      Mstyslav Chernov, Evgeniy Maloletka, Vasilisa Stepanenko, Lori Hinnant and AP Staff
      The Associated Press
      “Erasing Mariupol”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 01 The Hal Boyle Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Mstyslav Chernov, Evgeniy Maloletka, Vasilisa Stepanenko, Lori Hinnant and AP Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Erasing Mariupol”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 01 The Hal Boyle Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Mstyslav Chernov, Evgeniy Maloletka, Vasilisa Stepanenko, Lori Hinnant and AP Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Erasing Mariupol”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad

      Even in a year that featured some of this generation’s most compelling and essential war correspondence from the frontlines in Ukraine, the judges felt The Associated Press’s coverage of the siege of Mariupol stood apart both for its bravery and its impact. The AP team bore witness to atrocities that would have otherwise gone untold, acts that shocked the international community and put paid to Russian propaganda aimed at convincing global opinion of the Kremlin’s good intentions. In the view of the judges, the AP’s coverage was courageous, harrowing and indispensable, and serves as a model of what war reporting should aim to achieve.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Yaroslav Trofimov and James Marson
      The Wall Street Journal
      “Dispatches from Ukraine’s Front Lines”

    • 2022
      02 The Bob Considine Award 2022
      Nicolas Pelham
      1843 magazine, The Economist
      “MBS: Despot in the Desert”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 02 The Bob Considine Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Nicolas Pelham

      Award Recipient Affiliation: 1843 magazine, The Economist

      Award Honored Work: “MBS: Despot in the Desert”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 02 The Bob Considine Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Nicolas Pelham

      Award Recipient Affiliation: 1843 magazine, The Economist

      Award Honored Work: “MBS: Despot in the Desert”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs

      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.

      Award Page (with link to the honored work) >>

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

      and

      Didi Kirsten Tatlow
      Newsweek
      “Covert China”

    • 2022
      03 The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2022
      Marcus Yam
      Los Angeles Times
      “The First 30 Days of the War in Ukraine”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 03 The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Marcus Yam

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Los Angeles Times

      Award Honored Work: “The First 30 Days of the War in Ukraine”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 03 The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Marcus Yam

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Los Angeles Times

      Award Honored Work: “The First 30 Days of the War in Ukraine”

      Best photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise published in any medium

      Marcus Yam unflinchingly captures the devastation of the war in Ukraine with nuance and poetry. His photographic reporting on the cruelty of the conflict is carefully curated, displaying the terrors of human loss and mourning tempered with quiet moments of survival among people who carry on even though their world has been upended. Yam’s is an exceptional example of the power of photography to expand our collective conscience.

      Award Page (with a slide show of the winning images) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Adriana Zehbrauskas
      The New York Times
      “Gang Warfare Cripples Haiti’s Fight Against Cholera”

    • 2022
      04 The Olivier Rebbot Award 2022
      Justyna Mielnikiewicz
      The Wall Street Journal
      “The War in Ukraine: Portraits of Resilience and Resistance”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 04 The Olivier Rebbot Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Justyna Mielnikiewicz

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal

      Award Honored Work: “The War in Ukraine: Portraits of Resilience and Resistance”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 04 The Olivier Rebbot Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Justyna Mielnikiewicz

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal

      Award Honored Work: “The War in Ukraine: Portraits of Resilience and Resistance”

      Best photographic news reporting from abroad published in any medium

      Justyna Mielnikiewicz’s coverage of the war in Ukraine shows us strength, resilience, the devastation of loss, humor, and, above all, humanity. In a conflict that has been covered by dozens if not hundreds of photographers, Mielnikiewicz’s visual and storytelling style is uniquely her own. She expertly manages the most difficult challenge of news photography: her work is both an intimate view of the lives of Ukrainians and a showcase of the larger geopolitical implications of the war.

      Award Page (with a slide show of the winning images) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Oded Balilty
      The Associated Press
      “The Separation Barrier”

    • 2022
      05 The Feature Photography Award 2022
      Laetitia Vancon
      The New York Times
      “Odesa is Defiant. It’s also Putin’s Ultimate Target”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 05 The Feature Photography Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Laetitia Vancon

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Odesa is Defiant. It’s also Putin’s Ultimate Target”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 05 The Feature Photography Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Laetitia Vancon

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Odesa is Defiant. It’s also Putin’s Ultimate Target”

      Best feature photography on an international theme published in any medium

      A group of dancers in the middle of the road. Street salesmen sharing a glance. A woman posing in a pool for a snapshot. Each of Laetitia Vancon’s images from Odesa, Ukraine during the first year of the war feels like its own universe. Each is filled with details that emerge, layer by layer, and urge the reader to witness the beauty of humanity that perseveres through the violence and destruction.

      Award Page (with a slide show of the winning images) >>
      Citation for Excellence:
      Philip Cheung
      Maclean’s Magazine
      “Russian Invasion of Ukraine”

    • 2022
      06 The Lowell Thomas Award 2022
      Ike Sriskandarajah, Neroli Price, Brett Myers and Andy Donohue
      Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX
      “My Neighbor the Suspected War Criminal”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 06 The Lowell Thomas Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Ike Sriskandarajah, Neroli Price, Brett Myers and Andy Donohue

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX

      Award Honored Work: “My Neighbor the Suspected War Criminal”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 06 The Lowell Thomas Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Ike Sriskandarajah, Neroli Price, Brett Myers and Andy Donohue

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX

      Award Honored Work: “My Neighbor the Suspected War Criminal”

      Best radio, audio, or podcast coverage of international affairs

      This piece about the failure of U.S. Department of Justice officials to pursue accused international human rights violators inside the U.S. tells a riveting and surprising story in a highly accessible way. The scope is at once both human and global; it has compelling characters and a personal connection for the reporter, Ike Sriskandarajah. Among the highlights are interviews with federal officials who were asked whether the government had ever charged anyone with a war crime. Their stumbling response is a great example of journalists holding public officials to account.

      Award Page (with links to the honored work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Shima Oliaee and Staff
      ESPN’s 30-for-30
      “Pink Card”

    • 2022
      07 The David Kaplan Award 2022
      CNN Worldwide
      CNN
      “Russian Invasion of Ukraine”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 07 The David Kaplan Award 2022

      Award Recipient: CNN Worldwide

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN

      Award Honored Work: “Russian Invasion of Ukraine”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 07 The David Kaplan Award 2022

      Award Recipient: CNN Worldwide

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN

      Award Honored Work: “Russian Invasion of Ukraine”

      Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad

      The CNN Worldwide team of numerous correspondents and producers, photographers, and translators, took us live into the depths of the world unleashed by Russia’s army from the moment the first shots were fired — giving us a front-line seat as we watched the tanks roll and artillery rounds land, tearing villages and families apart.

      Award Page (with a link to the honored work) >>
      Citation for Excellence:
      Nick Schifrin, Jack Hewson, Simon Ostrovsky, Eric O’Connor and Ed Ram
      PBS NewsHour, with support from
      the Pulitzer Center
      “War in Ukraine”

    • 2022
      08 The Edward R. Murrow Award 2022
      Jeremy Young, Femi Oke, Laila Al-Arian, Neil Brandvold, Jeremy Dupin, Abdulai Bah and Warwick Meade
      Al Jazeera English
      “Al Jazeera Fault Lines - No Country for Haitians”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 08 The Edward R. Murrow Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Jeremy Young, Femi Oke, Laila Al-Arian, Neil Brandvold, Jeremy Dupin, Abdulai Bah and Warwick Meade

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Al Jazeera English

      Award Honored Work: “Al Jazeera Fault Lines - No Country for Haitians”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 08 The Edward R. Murrow Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Jeremy Young, Femi Oke, Laila Al-Arian, Neil Brandvold, Jeremy Dupin, Abdulai Bah and Warwick Meade

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Al Jazeera English

      Award Honored Work: “Al Jazeera Fault Lines - No Country for Haitians”

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

      Al Jazeera ventures into the perilous anarchy in Haiti to report a sorely under-covered story, one with high political stakes for the U.S. In one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists, the correspondent captures the daily terror and trials of her characters, showing how they are caught in a Kafkaesque immigration trap, which she contrasts with the outpouring of support for Ukraine’s refugees. Scenes of Haiti’s calamitous upheaval leave the anodyne explanations from the State Department official interviewed sounding bafflingly disconnected from the reality on the ground.

      Award Page (with a link to the honored work) >>
      Citation for Excellence:
      Ben C. Solomon, Adam Desiderio, Zachary Caldwell, Julia Kochetova and Ilaria Polsonetti
      VICE News
      “Battle for Bakhmut”

    • 2022
      09 The Peter Jennings Award 2022
      Daniel Roher
      CNN Films, HBO Max
      “Navalny”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 09 The Peter Jennings Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Daniel Roher

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN Films, HBO Max

      Award Honored Work: “Navalny”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 09 The Peter Jennings Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Daniel Roher

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN Films, HBO Max

      Award Honored Work: “Navalny”

      Best TV, video or documentary about international affairs with a run time over 30 minutes

      The judges found “Navalny,” which chronicles the efforts of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to investigate his own poisoning, compelling from beginning to end. The film captures an agent of Vladimir Putin revealing how Russian security apparatchiks attempted to murder Navalny by Novichuk poisoning. Along with director Daniel Roher, the judges wish to honor Christo Grozev, an investigative journalist with Bellingcat, and Maria Pevchikh, who heads Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation. In real time, the cameras filmed them as they pored over passport databases, flight records and cell phone bills to uncover the assassination plot. The footage is riveting and illuminating.

      Award Page (with link to the honored work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Gesbeen Mohammad, Vasiliy Kolotilov and Sasha Odynova
      FRONTLINE PBS, ITV
      “Putin’s War at Home”

    • 2022
      10 The Ed Cunningham Award 2022
      Lynzy Billing
      ProPublica
      “The Night Raids”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 10 The Ed Cunningham Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Lynzy Billing

      Award Recipient Affiliation: ProPublica

      Award Honored Work: “The Night Raids”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 10 The Ed Cunningham Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Lynzy Billing

      Award Recipient Affiliation: ProPublica

      Award Honored Work: “The Night Raids”

      Best magazine-style, long-form narrative feature in print or digital on an international story

      In an astounding piece of storytelling that is, simultaneously, a personal history and a revelatory work of current events reporting, Billing skillfully introduces the readers to a series of unforgettable characters and fills in the human drama that comprised one of the darkest legacies of the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan. Billing’s own mysteries remain unsolved, as the violence that touched her family gets subsumed, through reporting and storytelling, by the larger tragedy of modern Afghanistan.

      Award Page (with a link to the honored work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Juliet Macur
      The New York Times Magazine
      “The Keeper”

    • 2022
      11 The Best Cartoon Award 2022
      Adam Zyglis
      The Buffalo News
      Best Cartoons

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 11 The Best Cartoon Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Adam Zyglis

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Buffalo News

      Award Honored Work: Best Cartoons

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 11 The Best Cartoon Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Adam Zyglis

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Buffalo News

      Award Honored Work: Best Cartoons

      Best print or digital graphic journalism, including cartoons, on international affairs

      Adam Zyglis sums up Putin’s war on Ukraine in one terrifying image. The cartoon is an homage to Francisco Goya’s “Saturn Devouring His Son” and perfectly captures the horrors of Putin’s war crimes. Though that one cartoon won over the judges, Zyglis didn’t stop there, targeting China, Iran and the European Union with his biting satire. He submitted a portfolio of consistently high quality cartoons tackling a myriad of issues with spark and ingenuity. Employing simple ink lines, impressive caricatures and minimal dialogue, Zyglis brilliantly channels the old masters of art and editorial cartooning to take on the global crises of today.

      Award Page (with a slide show of winning images) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Nora Krug
      Los Angeles Times
      “Diaries of War”

    • 2022
      12 The Morton Frank Award 2022
      David Scott, Cho Park, Evan Simon, John Carlos Frey, Cindy Galli, Candace Smith Chekwa and Eman Varoqua
      ABC News
      “Impact x Nightline: Caffeine Jungle”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 12 The Morton Frank Award 2022

      Award Recipient: David Scott, Cho Park, Evan Simon, John Carlos Frey, Cindy Galli, Candace Smith Chekwa and Eman Varoqua

      Award Recipient Affiliation: ABC News

      Award Honored Work: “Impact x Nightline: Caffeine Jungle”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 12 The Morton Frank Award 2022

      Award Recipient: David Scott, Cho Park, Evan Simon, John Carlos Frey, Cindy Galli, Candace Smith Chekwa and Eman Varoqua

      Award Recipient Affiliation: ABC News

      Award Honored Work: “Impact x Nightline: Caffeine Jungle”

      Best international business news reporting in TV, video, radio, audio or podcast

      Not many American coffee drinkers think about how the purchase of “ethically certified” coffee actually improves the lives of those on the plantations. The ABC team, led by correspondent David Scott, journeyed to the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico to see if conditions at “certified” farms matched the pledges made to consumers by Fairtrade International and the Rainforest Alliance. Three Rainforest farms where ABC documented coffee picking by child labor lost their certifications. At Fairtrade farms, the investigation showed that even the hardest working farmers struggled to get fair prices for their coffee, despite Fairtrade’s efforts to establish a minimum price. This story highlights the gap between selling consumers idealism and real life at the beginning of the coffee supply chain.

      Award Page (with link to the honored work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Neville Gillett, Matt Goldman, Katharina Glanz, Leila Hussain, William Clowes, Rubab Shakir and Simpa Sampson
      Bloomberg News
      “Black Snow: Nigeria’s Oil Catastrophe”

    • 2022
      13 The Malcolm Forbes Award 2022
      Debbie Cenziper, Will Fitzgibbon, Eva Herscowitz and Delphine Reuter
      ProPublica and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists with more than 50 international media organizations and Northwestern University
      “Shadow Diplomats: The Global Threat of Rogue Diplomacy”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 13 The Malcolm Forbes Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Debbie Cenziper, Will Fitzgibbon, Eva Herscowitz and Delphine Reuter

      Award Recipient Affiliation: ProPublica and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists with more than 50 international media organizations and Northwestern University

      Award Honored Work: “Shadow Diplomats: The Global Threat of Rogue Diplomacy”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 13 The Malcolm Forbes Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Debbie Cenziper, Will Fitzgibbon, Eva Herscowitz and Delphine Reuter

      Award Recipient Affiliation: ProPublica and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists with more than 50 international media organizations and Northwestern University

      Award Honored Work: “Shadow Diplomats: The Global Threat of Rogue Diplomacy”

      Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services, magazines or digital

      It was a problem that spanned across 168 governments, reaching from Detroit to Finland to Paraguay. “Honorary consuls” have long operated with little oversight or checks around the world, and ICIJ discovered that more than 150 current or former consuls have been accused of tax evasion, fraud, bribery and money laundering, while others were tied to violent crimes and environmental abuses. The judges were impressed with the project’s ambition and scope, connecting court records, news reports, public policy documents and government reports from points around the globe. The project had impact, including moves by Paraguay, Finland and Brazil to investigate the consuls and the systems that had long protected their power.

      Award Page (with links to the honored work) >>

      (no citation)

    • 2022
      14 The Cornelius Ryan Award 2022
      William Neuman
      St. Martin's Press
      “Things Are Never So Bad That They Can't Get Worse: Inside the Collapse of Venezuela”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 14 The Cornelius Ryan Award 2022

      Award Recipient: William Neuman

      Award Recipient Affiliation: St. Martin's Press

      Award Honored Work: “Things Are Never So Bad That They Can't Get Worse: Inside the Collapse of Venezuela”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 14 The Cornelius Ryan Award 2022

      Award Recipient: William Neuman

      Award Recipient Affiliation: St. Martin's Press

      Award Honored Work: “Things Are Never So Bad That They Can't Get Worse: Inside the Collapse of Venezuela”

      Best non-fiction book on international affairs

      William Neuman’s book is a devastating account of the collapse of the economy and political system of a once-wealthy Latin American petro-state. Prior to his 2013 death, strongman Hugo Chavez spent billions to buy and build industries, then starved them of investment. He allowed widespread corruption and soaring inflation. “Chavez’s socialism was all means and no production,” Neuman writes. “It was showcialismo.” Neuman’s vivid reporting never lets the reader forget how the lives of ordinary Venezuelans have been crushed by this manmade disaster and how the misrule of the current Maduro administration has corrupted Venezuela’s society to its very roots.

      Award Page (with link to the book’s publisher page) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Louisa Lim
      Riverhead Books
      “Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong”

    • 2022
      15 The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2022
      Sarah Souli
      The Atavist Magazine
      “A Matter of Honor”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 15 The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Sarah Souli

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Atavist Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “A Matter of Honor”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 15 The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Sarah Souli

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Atavist Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “A Matter of Honor”

      Best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition

      With scant clues and ironclad determination, reporter Sarah Souli set off on a yearslong investigation into the execution-style killings of three Afghan refugee women on the Greek-Turkish border. This vividly told saga reveals how, at every step, the resilience and small acts of ordinary people kept the case active despite myriad hardships and geopolitical obstacles that easily could have rendered the women forgotten. Like the characters she encountered, Souli refuses to give up until the mystery is solved and the slain women receive some measure of justice.

      Award Page (with links to the honored work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Juliet Linderman, Claire Galofaro and Martha Mendoza
      The Associated Press
      “Afghan Couple Accuse US Marine of Abducting their Baby”

    • 2022
      16 The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2022
      Ramita Navai, Karim Shah and Eamonn Matthews
      FRONTLINE PBS
      “Afghanistan Undercover”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 16 The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Ramita Navai, Karim Shah and Eamonn Matthews

      Award Recipient Affiliation: FRONTLINE PBS

      Award Honored Work: “Afghanistan Undercover”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 16 The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Ramita Navai, Karim Shah and Eamonn Matthews

      Award Recipient Affiliation: FRONTLINE PBS

      Award Honored Work: “Afghanistan Undercover”

      Best international TV, video, radio, audio or podcast reporting showing a concern for the human condition

      When the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in August 2021, the group said its government would respect women’s rights. In “Afghanistan Undercover,” a FRONTLINE documentary filmed over the subsequent year, correspondent Ramita Navai and director Karim Shah documented a very different — and harrowing — story. Often working covertly, they spoke to women jailed by the Taliban without trial, interviewed women in abusive marriages who had attempted suicide and uncovered evidence of Taliban soldiers forcibly marrying young girls. While much of the world’s attention has moved on from the story, “Afghanistan Undercover” documents the very real ongoing crisis for women inside one of the world’s cruelest totalitarian theocracies.

      Award Page (with links to the honored work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Havovi Cooper, Insider News and
      Documentary Video Staff
      Insider
      “Risky Business”

    • 2022
      17 The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2022
      New York Times Staff
      The New York Times
      “War Crimes at Bucha”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 17 The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2022

      Award Recipient: New York Times Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “War Crimes at Bucha”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 17 The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2022

      Award Recipient: New York Times Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “War Crimes at Bucha”

      Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights

      With compelling reporting, The New York Times unraveled a human rights tragedy, giving voice to the victims of the Ukraine war while exposing the ruthlessness of its perpetrators. The package of stories, including a meticulously reported 28-minute documentary, summoned the propulsive narrative style of courtroom drama to detail the murders of civilians. The journalists relied on data bases, cellphone videos, 4,000 intercepted phone calls and on-site investigation to reconstruct how Russian brigades unleashed a premeditated atrocity in Bucha. They found that the 234th Guards Air Assault Regiment killed dozens of innocents as Yablunska Street became a map of misery and death. The series linked victim and killer, with Russian soldiers calling home on the smartphones of Ukrainians they murdered. As a whole, the package makes an airtight war crimes case against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s soldiers.

      Award Page (with links to the honored work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Staff
      The Wall Street Journal
      “War crimes in Ukraine”

    • 2022
      18 The Whitman Bassow Award 2022
      Max De Haldevang, Akshat Rathi, Natasha White, Demetrios Pogkas, Verity Ratcliffe, Ben Elgin and Sinduja Rangarajan
      Bloomberg Green
      “Exploiting Carbon Offsets”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 18 The Whitman Bassow Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Max De Haldevang, Akshat Rathi, Natasha White, Demetrios Pogkas, Verity Ratcliffe, Ben Elgin and Sinduja Rangarajan

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Bloomberg Green

      Award Honored Work: “Exploiting Carbon Offsets”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 18 The Whitman Bassow Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Max De Haldevang, Akshat Rathi, Natasha White, Demetrios Pogkas, Verity Ratcliffe, Ben Elgin and Sinduja Rangarajan

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Bloomberg Green

      Award Honored Work: “Exploiting Carbon Offsets”

      Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues

      The winning entry by Bloomberg Green took on the complex topic of carbon offsets, the system that allows companies to continue emitting their own greenhouse gases while paying others to reduce their emissions. The reporters analyzed more than 200,000 transactions to show how 0dozens of companies are using questionable accounting to claim “carbon neutral” status. One striking story shows how oil giant BP exploited workers in rural communities in Mexico by paying them very little and then using the savings to offset the company’s emissions. The reporters also revealed how organizers of the World Cup in Qatar attempted to compensate for that event’s enormous carbon footprint through a dodgy Doha-based certification body that would sign off on projects that fail to meet minimum standards anywhere else in the world. This project stood out as an eye-opening examination of an issue that could make or break the effort to slow climate change.

      Award Page (with links to the honored work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Staff
      Bloomberg Green
      “Big Plastics”

    • 2022
      19 The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2022
      Terrence McCoy and Washington Post Staff
      The Washington Post
      “The Amazon, Undone”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 19 The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Terrence McCoy and Washington Post Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “The Amazon, Undone”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 19 The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Terrence McCoy and Washington Post Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “The Amazon, Undone”

      Best reporting in any medium on Latin America

      Terrence McCoy and his team produced a courageously reported, beautifully written and compellingly presented six-part series showing that the destruction of the Amazon is approaching the point of no return. The stories combine on-the-ground reporting with data journalism and satellite imagery. We learn how beef illegally raised in the Amazon ends up on Americans’ dinner plates as ranchers and packers evade laws designed to protect the biome. McCoy vividly describes the lawlessness by settlers and the deadly consequences faced by those trying to stop it, among them his friend Dom Phillips, who was killed along with indigenous rights defender Bruno Pereira while investigating illegal fishing and logging. McCoy’s reporting represents the best of what foreign correspondents can do to address the world’s injustices.

      Award Page (with links to the honored work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Catherine Porter, Matt Apuzzo,
      Constant Méheut and Selam Gebrekidan
      The New York Times
      “The Roots of Haiti’s Misery”

    • 2022
      20 The Kim Wall Award 2022
      Jacqueline Charles, Jay Weaver, Antonio Delgado, Michael Wilner and Staff
      The Miami Herald
      “Made in Miami: How a plot to oust a president led to a murder in Haiti”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 20 The Kim Wall Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Jacqueline Charles, Jay Weaver, Antonio Delgado, Michael Wilner and Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Miami Herald

      Award Honored Work: “Made in Miami: How a plot to oust a president led to a murder in Haiti”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 20 The Kim Wall Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Jacqueline Charles, Jay Weaver, Antonio Delgado, Michael Wilner and Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Miami Herald

      Award Honored Work: “Made in Miami: How a plot to oust a president led to a murder in Haiti”

      Best story or series of stories on international affairs using creative and dynamic storytelling techniques

      The Miami Herald broke new ground with a sweeping and deeply reported package on what really happened before, during and after the assassination of Haiti’s president in July 2021. During multiple trips to Haiti, a country on the brink of chaos, Haiti correspondent Jacqueline Charles gained access to the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince to land the first extensive interviews with two key suspects in the killing. The Herald’s richly illustrated account relied on extensive interviews, police records, court filings and more to create an interactive graphic that allowed readers to click and see how and where suspects were connected.

      Award Page (with links to the honored work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Sophia Jones, Nidžara Ahmetasević
      and Milivoje Pantović
      Rolling Stone and Starling Labs
      “The DJ and the War Crimes”

    • 2022
      21 The Roy Rowan Award 2022
      Erika Kinetz, Michael Biesecker, Richard Lardner, Beatrice DuPuy, Sarah El Deeb and AP Staff; Tom Jennings, Annie Wong and FRONTLINE PBS Staff
      The Associated Press, FRONTLINE PBS
      “Putin’s Attack on Ukraine: Documenting War Crimes”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 21 The Roy Rowan Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Erika Kinetz, Michael Biesecker, Richard Lardner, Beatrice DuPuy, Sarah El Deeb and AP Staff; Tom Jennings, Annie Wong and FRONTLINE PBS Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press, FRONTLINE PBS

      Award Honored Work: “Putin’s Attack on Ukraine: Documenting War Crimes”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 21 The Roy Rowan Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Erika Kinetz, Michael Biesecker, Richard Lardner, Beatrice DuPuy, Sarah El Deeb and AP Staff; Tom Jennings, Annie Wong and FRONTLINE PBS Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press, FRONTLINE PBS

      Award Honored Work: “Putin’s Attack on Ukraine: Documenting War Crimes”

      Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story

      Based on hundreds of hours of surveillance videos, audio recordings and interviews, this horrifying account documents in graphic detail atrocities committed by Russian troops on civilians in the suburban Kyiv town of Bucha. Supplementing the interviews, the Associated Press and FRONTLINE team used cutting edge open-source techniques — satellite and drone imagery, hours of CCTV footage and intercepted phone calls — to reveal the brutality of the Russian occupation. Russian soldiers indiscriminately shoot civilians — a man riding his bicycle, a 19-year-old boy taken from his home, a column of eight men, their hands tied behind them, being marched to their deaths. Among the most chilling revelations: transcriptions of telephone calls made by Russian soldiers to family and friends in Russia telling them about all the civilians they’ve killed.

      Award Page (with a link to the honored work) >>
      Citation for Excellence:
      Paul Carsten, David Lewis, Reade Levinson
      and Libby George
      Reuters
      “Nightmare in Nigeria”

    • 2022
      22 The Flora Lewis Award 2022
      Li Yuan
      The New York Times
      “The New New World”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 22 The Flora Lewis Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Li Yuan

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “The New New World”

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: 22 The Flora Lewis Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Li Yuan

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “The New New World”

      Best commentary in any medium on international news

      Li Yuan provided fascinating insight into how China’s zero-Covid policies affected the daily lives of people and the morale of a nation. Her clear-eyed reporting and interviews, combined with her astute commentary, offers an indispensable window into the consequences of a pandemic that changed the world, and has permanently altered Chinese society.

      Award Page (with links to the honored work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Yaroslav Trofimov
      The Wall Street Journal
      “Explaining Russia’s War”

    • 2022
      The President’s Award 2022
      Jimmy Lai and staff of Apple Daily
      President's Award

      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Jimmy Lai and staff of Apple Daily

      Award Recipient Affiliation:

      Award Honored Work: President's Award

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      Award Date: 2022

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2022

      Award Recipient: Jimmy Lai and staff of Apple Daily

      Award Recipient Affiliation:

      Award Honored Work: President's Award

      OPC President Paula Dwyer’s remarks from the 2021 issue of Dateline: “Journalism isn’t for the fainthearted. For some of us, it results in great personal tragedy. Yet we carry on, because journalists are always going to be needed as a vital source of information — collected and produced without fear or favor. This seems to be true now more than ever as a growing number of governments churn out propaganda, turn away from democratic freedoms, and abandon civic institutions. Nowhere is this more glaringly obvious than in Hong Kong, which was forcibly converted from a thriving democracy to mainland China’s totalitarian system in a few short years. As part of that crackdown, the government arrested Jimmy Lai, the owner and founder of Apple Daily, one of the most widely read newspapers in Hong Kong and a vocal proponent of a free press. Government officials also arrested Apple Daily’s chief editor and five other executives, then froze the paper’s assets, leaving it unable to pay staff or buy newsprint. The paper closed for good last June. So I’m pleased to give this year’s President’s Award to Jimmy Lai and the entire staff of Apple Daily.”

    • 2021
      The President’s Award 2021
      Christopher Dickey
      President's Award

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Christopher Dickey

      Award Recipient Affiliation:

      Award Honored Work: President's Award

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Christopher Dickey

      Award Recipient Affiliation:

      Award Honored Work: President's Award

      OPC President Paula Dwyer wrote in the 2021 issue of Dateline that in 2020, “we lost Christopher Dickey, a cherished OPC board member and colleague. While Chris was an accomplished magazine journalist and book author, he was also an avid photographer who captured the heart and soul of many of the cities he visited while on assignment and especially of Paris, where he last lived. To honor his memory, we worked with Photoville to create a traveling memorial to showcase Chris’ poetic images and his distinguished career spanning 40 years. We are also posthumously bestowing the OPC President’s Award on Chris this year.

    • 2021
      The Hal Boyle Award 2021
      New York Times Staff
      The New York Times
      “The Collapse of Afghanistan”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2021

      Award Recipient: New York Times Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “The Collapse of Afghanistan”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2021

      Award Recipient: New York Times Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “The Collapse of Afghanistan”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad

      Earlier than most news organizations, the Times reporting detailed the precarious hold the Ghani government had on the country and foretold the quick collapse of the Afghan security forces. Importantly, it also was at the forefront of holding the Biden administration to account for its botched exit — particularly its high-impact, forensic investigation that showed a U.S. drone strike on a suspected ISIS bomber was nothing of the sort. All of this was accomplished against the background of an unprecedented effort to exfiltrate Times reporters and Afghan staff from Kabul as the capital fell. Taken together, it was a model of covering a complex story in a dangerous environment, bringing two decades of journalistic expertise in Afghanistan to bear at the most crucial time.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Staff
      Reuters
      “Shattered Ethiopia”

    • 2021
      The Bob Considine Award 2021
      Neil Munshi
      Financial Times
      “The Consequences and Drivers of Conflict in West and Central Africa”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Neil Munshi

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Financial Times

      Award Honored Work: “The Consequences and Drivers of Conflict in West and Central Africa”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Neil Munshi

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Financial Times

      Award Honored Work: “The Consequences and Drivers of Conflict in West and Central Africa”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs

      Munshi’s series combined the best of explanatory writing with meticulous on-the-ground reporting from a sorely under- covered part of the world. He explained complex layers of power and the personal impact of the conflicts in Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and the Central African Republic. At considerable personal risk, Munshi traveled to dangerous and remote places. He located and interviewed first-hand sources — among them migrants, gold miners, kidnapping victims and others caught in the turmoil that few casual readers have been able to comprehend.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Nicolas Pelham
      The Economist’s 1843 Magazine
      “Banker, Princess, Warlord: The Many Lives of Asma Assad”

    • 2021
      The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2021
      Anonymous
      Getty Images
      “Myanmar in Turmoil”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Anonymous

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Getty Images

      Award Honored Work: “Myanmar in Turmoil”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Anonymous

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Getty Images

      Award Honored Work: “Myanmar in Turmoil”

      Best photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise published in any medium

      The photographer, who must remain anonymous as protection against retaliation, showed exceptional courage and dedication while documenting brutal military violence and large- scale unrest in Myanmar. Despite facing great risk as a member of the press, the photographer stayed in Yangon as the junta cut lines of communication to the outside world, arresting and killing civilians who protested the return of military rule. With powerful, sensitive coverage of fellow citizens facing the consequences of a military coup, the photographer proved the value of local expertise and vision amidst conflict.

      Award Page (with a slideshow of the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Anonymous
      The New York Times
      “Myanmar’s Coup”

    • 2021
      The Olivier Rebbot Award 2021
      Fatima Shbair
      Getty Images
      “11 Days of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Gaza”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Fatima Shbair

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Getty Images

      Award Honored Work: “11 Days of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Gaza”

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      Fatima Shbair

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Fatima Shbair

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Getty Images

      Award Honored Work: “11 Days of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Gaza”

      Best photographic news reporting from abroad published in any medium

      Shbair’s unflinching reportage creates an important historical record of the physical, emotional, cultural, and psychological devastation of war for Palestinian families and communities in Gaza. Her raw report on the brutality of war is punctuated with tender moments of connection and mourning, serving as an exceptional example of the importance of an empathetic and tender eye for the quieter moments that speak to our collective humanity during times of conflict.

      Award Page (with a slideshow of the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Nicole Tung
      The Washington Post
      “Syria: War of Attrition”

    • 2021
      The Feature Photography Award 2021
      Dan Balilty
      The New York Times
      “Inside Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Communities During COVID-19”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Feature Photography Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Dan Balilty

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Inside Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Communities During COVID-19”

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      Dan Balilty

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Feature Photography Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Dan Balilty

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Inside Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Communities During COVID-19”

      Best feature photography on an international theme published in any medium

      Dan Balilty’s coverage of the impact of COVID-19 on an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community stands as the pinnacle of Feature Photography in 2021. Balilty was able to gain intimate access to the Haredim community in Jerusalem and spent weeks documenting their lives through the pandemic. His images portray moments of tenderness and sorrow with empathy and respect. It’s a truly immersive essay on one of the year’s most difficult topics.

      Award Page (with a slideshow of the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Muhammad Fadli
      National Geographic
      “Indonesia is a New COVID-19 Epicenter. The Peak has Yet to Come.”

    • 2021
      The Lowell Thomas Award 2021
      Lauren Frayer, Sushmita Pathak, Didrik Schanche and Nishant Dahiya
      National Public Radio (NPR)
      “India’s Spring 2021 COVID-19 Wave”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Lowell Thomas Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Lauren Frayer, Sushmita Pathak, Didrik Schanche and Nishant Dahiya

      Award Recipient Affiliation: National Public Radio (NPR)

      Award Honored Work: “India’s Spring 2021 COVID-19 Wave”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Lowell Thomas Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Lauren Frayer, Sushmita Pathak, Didrik Schanche and Nishant Dahiya

      Award Recipient Affiliation: National Public Radio (NPR)

      Award Honored Work: “India’s Spring 2021 COVID-19 Wave”

      Best radio, audio or podcast coverage of international affairs

      In their sustained COVID-19 coverage, reporter Lauren Frayer and producer Sushmita Pathak took listeners into the everyday anguish of Indians living through a pandemic made worse by massive health care shortcomings. Their very human stories also illuminated the politics and scientific issues affecting India’s response. Despite living under extraordinary lockdown conditions, the NPR journalists regularly delivered deep, nuanced stories, told through the voices of ordinary Indians and the health care professionals seeking to help them.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Staff
      Bloomberg Podcasts
      “Foundering: The TikTok Story”

    • 2021
      The David Kaplan Award 2021
      Matthew Chance, Zahra Ullah and Jeffrey Kehl
      CNN
      “Belarus — Inside a Manufactured Migrant Crisis”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Matthew Chance, Zahra Ullah and Jeffrey Kehl

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN

      Award Honored Work: “Belarus — Inside a Manufactured Migrant Crisis”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Matthew Chance, Zahra Ullah and Jeffrey Kehl

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN

      Award Honored Work: “Belarus — Inside a Manufactured Migrant Crisis”

      Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad

      The CNN team brought us into the midst of a simmering migrant crisis fueled by Belarus and its autocratic leader, Alexander Lukashenko, that quickly boiled over into a full-scale humanitarian emergency. Camped against razor wire fences, more than 2,000 people, largely Kurds from Iraq, seeking refuge in Europe, found themselves marooned, in desperate conditions, in a political no-man’s land. Chance scored a rare interview with Lukashenko. As the crisis neared its peak, Chance, his cameraman and producer were live on CNN as violence erupted at the border checkpoint, capturing chaotic scenes — crowds of desperate migrants throwing rocks at Polish border guards, the Poles responding with tear gas and water cannons that hit Chance, who continued broadcasting, soaked and struggling to breathe. CNN, which stayed with the story until its final denouement, succeeded in putting a human face on a violent geopolitical crisis and humanitarian tragedy.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Adam Desiderio, Ben C. Solomon, Amel Guettatfi, Nelson Ryland and Andrew Pattison
      VICE News Tonight
      “The Fall of Kandahar”

    • 2021
      The Edward R. Murrow Award 2021
      Isobel Yeung, Amel Guettatfi, Javier Manzano and Ahmed Baidar
      VICE News
      “Yemen’s Children of War”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Isobel Yeung, Amel Guettatfi, Javier Manzano and Ahmed Baidar

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE News

      Award Honored Work: “Yemen’s Children of War”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Isobel Yeung, Amel Guettatfi, Javier Manzano and Ahmed Baidar

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE News

      Award Honored Work: “Yemen’s Children of War”

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

      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.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

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

    • 2021
      The Peter Jennings Award 2021
      Jane Ferguson, Sara Just, Morgan Till, Emily Kassie and Zach Fannin
      PBS NewsHour, with support from the Pulitzer Center
      “The Fall of Afghanistan”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Peter Jennings Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Jane Ferguson, Sara Just, Morgan Till, Emily Kassie and Zach Fannin

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PBS NewsHour, with support from the Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “The Fall of Afghanistan”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Peter Jennings Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Jane Ferguson, Sara Just, Morgan Till, Emily Kassie and Zach Fannin

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PBS NewsHour, with support from the Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “The Fall of Afghanistan”

      Best TV, video or documentary about international affairs with a run time over 30 minutes

      In years to come, students of history will be able to look back at these PBS NewsHour segments from Afghanistan by Jane Ferguson and team to understand what happened in the final year of America’s longest war. Throughout 2021, as most Americans’ attention had turned away, the team returned again and again to capture the final arc of the story — from the futile effort of Afghan government troops to defend their country, to the targeted assassinations of educated elites, to the desperate scramble to depart from Kabul airport, and to the humanitarian crisis once the Taliban took over. Just as important, they relayed these events from the perspective of the Afghan people and the fighters on the ground, not the safe confines of an American TV studio.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Martin Smith, Marcela Gaviria, Brian Funck and Scott Anger
      FRONTLINE PBS
      “The Jihadist”

    • 2021
      The Ed Cunningham Award 2021
      Anand Gopal
      The New Yorker
      “The Other Afghan Women”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Anand Gopal

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker

      Award Honored Work: “The Other Afghan Women”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Anand Gopal

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker

      Award Honored Work: “The Other Afghan Women”

      Best magazine-style, long-form narrative feature in print or digital on an international story

      Anand Gopal’s article is a brave and beautifully wrought tale, written with clarity and humanity, that challenges readers to think more broadly about the complicated interlacing of war and women’s rights. By speaking plainly about complex characters and the truth of their lives under U.S. occupation, Gopal introduced new, important and sometimes uncomfortable dimensions into the U.S. discussion of how Afghan women have been affected by waves of war.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Staff
      The Washington Post
      “In the Shadow of the Towers: Five Lives and a World Transformed”

    • 2021
      The Best Cartoon Award 2021
      Michael Ramirez
      Las Vegas Review-Journal

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Best Cartoon Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Michael Ramirez

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Las Vegas Review-Journal

      Award Honored Work:

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      Michael Ramirez

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Best Cartoon Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Michael Ramirez

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Las Vegas Review-Journal

      Award Honored Work:

      Best print, digital or graphic journalism on international affairs

      Michael Ramirez masterfully employs the full arsenal available to the visual satirist. He wields sharp caricature, pointed commentary, and slicing artistry with equal abandon. It is rare to find a cartoonist who deftly creates both dark moods and light humor with such skill and intelligence. His work effectively eviscerates sacred cows and makes us laugh, even as we sometimes grumble.

      Award Page (with slides of the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Mike Thompson
      USA TODAY

    • 2021
      The Morton Frank Award 2021
      Sandy Tolan, Euclides Cordero Nuel and Michael Montgomery
      Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, PRX and Mother Jones, with support from the Pulitzer Center
      “The Bitter Work Behind Sugar”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Morton Frank Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Sandy Tolan, Euclides Cordero Nuel and Michael Montgomery

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, PRX and Mother Jones, with support from the Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “The Bitter Work Behind Sugar”

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      Clockwise from upper left: Sandy Tolan, Euclides Cordero Nuel and Michael Montgomery

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Morton Frank Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Sandy Tolan, Euclides Cordero Nuel and Michael Montgomery

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, PRX and Mother Jones, with support from the Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “The Bitter Work Behind Sugar”

      Best international business news reporting in TV, video, radio, audio or podcast

      This comprehensive investigation took listeners deep into the sugar cane harvesting camps manned by Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic. Piecing together information from visits to 10 work camps (batayes), more than 100 interviews and numerous documents, the team traced sugar from the fields to American ports, sugar refineries and candy manufacturers. Their narrative was a strong, engaging probe into Central Romana Corporation, a privately held company controlled by the Cuban-American family, the Fanjuls. The story helps illustrate how the Fanjuls obscure, through offshore corporations, their ownership of the Dominican Republic’s largest employer and the largest importer of sugar to the U.S. The reporting, which has prompted scrutiny from Congress and the Department of Labor, documented workers enduring wages of $4 a day, staggering debt, substandard housing and woeful medical care while enhancing the company’s profitability.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Robin Amer, Debbie Cenziper, Will Fitzgibbon and Ted Muldoon
      The Washington Post and the
      International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
      “A Tax Haven in America’s Heartland”

    • 2021
      The Malcolm Forbes Award 2021
      International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Washington Post, Miami Herald and nearly 150 media partners
      International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Washington Post, Miami Herald and nearly 150 media partners
      “The Pandora Papers”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes Award 2021

      Award Recipient: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Washington Post, Miami Herald and nearly 150 media partners

      Award Recipient Affiliation: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Washington Post, Miami Herald and nearly 150 media partners

      Award Honored Work: “The Pandora Papers”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes Award 2021

      Award Recipient: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Washington Post, Miami Herald and nearly 150 media partners

      Award Recipient Affiliation: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Washington Post, Miami Herald and nearly 150 media partners

      Award Honored Work: “The Pandora Papers”

      Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services, magazines or digital

      Another tour de force by ICIJ, “The Pandora Papers” brought together journalists from dozens of news organizations to rummage through a treasure trove of more than 11 million leaked documents showing how money and power operate in the 21st century. Their work looked at how hundreds of government officials and wealthy individuals, including King Abdullah of Jordan and the president of the Czech Republic, hid their assets in offshore havens from the British Virgin Islands to, more surprisingly, places like South Dakota. The judges were impressed by the scope, depth and impact of the project, which toppled politicians and inspired legislation to crack down on money laundering.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Staff
      The Wall Street Journal
      “Inside China’s Corporate Crackdown”

    • 2021
      The Cornelius Ryan Award 2021
      Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw
      HarperCollins
      Bring Back Our Girls: The Untold Story of the Global Search for Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw

      Award Recipient Affiliation: HarperCollins

      Award Honored Work: Bring Back Our Girls: The Untold Story of the Global Search for Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw

      Award Recipient Affiliation: HarperCollins

      Award Honored Work: Bring Back Our Girls: The Untold Story of the Global Search for Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls

      Best non-fiction book on international affairs

      Bring Back our Girls is a tour de force of reporting, insight and clear and compelling writing. It tells the story of the search for 276 Nigerian teenage schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram Islamic extremists, and features revealing individual accounts by the girls themselves. But the book is about much more: the power of social media to galvanize international attention around a single crisis; the lengthy global negotiations needed to free the girls; and the cultures and motivations of Boko Haram and Nigerians themselves. This book highlights the crushing repression of women and girls in parts of the developing world and the resilience with which they pursue their hopes. The work is bolstered by extensive field reporting, by the reporters’ expertise in African politics and culture, and by the diary of one survivor.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Geoffrey Cain
      PublicAffairs, Hachette Book Group
      The Perfect Police State: An Undercover Odyssey into China’s Terrifying Surveillance Dystopia of the Future

    • 2021
      The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2021
      Annalise Jolley and Zahara Gomez Lucini
      Atavist Magazine
      “A Feast for Lost Souls”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Annalise Jolley and Zahara Gomez Lucini

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Atavist Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “A Feast for Lost Souls”

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      Annalise Jolley, left, and Zahara Gomez Lucini

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Annalise Jolley and Zahara Gomez Lucini

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Atavist Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “A Feast for Lost Souls”

      Best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition

      “A Feast for Lost Souls” is a visceral journey through the interminable sorrow and astonishing resilience of Mexican women who dig for their missing relatives and confront loss through lovingly prepared meals. The writing and videography are stunning, with an ethereal quality that makes this story unforgettable.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Drew Hinshaw, Joe Parkinson and Vipal Monga
      The Wall Street Journal
      “Abandoned at Sea”

    • 2021
      The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2021
      David Mora, Jika Gonzalez, Jose Flores and Craig Thomson
      VICE News Tonight
      “After the Flood”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2021

      Award Recipient: David Mora, Jika Gonzalez, Jose Flores and Craig Thomson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE News Tonight

      Award Honored Work: “After the Flood”

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      Clockwise from upper left: David Mora, Jika Gonzalez, Jose Flores and Craig Thomson

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2021

      Award Recipient: David Mora, Jika Gonzalez, Jose Flores and Craig Thomson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE News Tonight

      Award Honored Work: “After the Flood”

      Best international TV, video, radio, audio or podcast reporting showing a concern for the human condition

      VICE News devoted a full year to following the journey of Renato, a Guatemalan who had lost everything in two back-to-back hurricanes in the mountainous region of Alta Verapaz. In 2020, Renato and three other migrants embarked on a thousand-miles long trek to the United States. VICE tracked their harrowing path through Mexico, where they endured kidnapping and the demands of corrupt police officers and violent cartels. Only three of the migrants made it the United States. Renato was forced to return home. “After the Flood” portrays global climate migration at its most intimate level, documenting migration and its devastating intersection with violence and organized crime. The result is a powerful and intimate portrayal of the real-life consequences of climate change.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Evan Williams and Dan Edge
      FRONTLINE PBS
      “Escaping Eritrea”

    • 2021
      The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2021
      Ian Urbina
      The New Yorker, in collaboration with the Outlaw Ocean Project
      “The Secretive Prisons That Keep Migrants Out of Europe”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Ian Urbina

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker, in collaboration with the Outlaw Ocean Project

      Award Honored Work: “The Secretive Prisons That Keep Migrants Out of Europe”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Ian Urbina

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker, in collaboration with the Outlaw Ocean Project

      Award Honored Work: “The Secretive Prisons That Keep Migrants Out of Europe”

      Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights

      At great personal risk, Ian Urbina exposed the horrors of Libyan detention camps where African migrants are held as they attempt to travel to Europe. Through a tacit and unsavory agreement, the European Union essentially pays Libya to catch and imprison the migrants so that Europe does not have to face problems on their borders. The result is a network of semi-hidden camps run by different Libyan militias where migrants are beaten, tortured, sexually abused, sometimes randomly shot at and denied basic rights that should be guaranteed under international migration agreements. Urbina’s arrest, described in the middle of the article, adds drama to his searing and unforgettable long-form piece.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Raffi Khatchadourian, Ben Mauk, Sam Wolson and Matt Huynh
      The New Yorker with support from the Pulitzer Center
      Xinjiang Package: “Ghost Walls” and “Reeducated” video and interactive

    • 2021
      The Whitman Bassow Award 2021
      New York Times Staff
      The New York Times
      “Race to the Future”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2021

      Award Recipient: New York Times Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Race to the Future”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2021

      Award Recipient: New York Times Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Race to the Future”

      Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues

      In a competitive year for international environmental journalism, many stories explored the causes and effects of a warming climate. The New York Times took a different approach. It sent more than a dozen reporters and photographers around the globe to document the little-known human and environmental costs of the race to find a solution. They found a frenzy of mining underway in Africa, South America, the Caribbean, the western Pacific and elsewhere for lithium, cobalt, nickel and other rare minerals and metals needed to produce batteries for electric vehicles. The disturbing series showed how a key element of the so-called clean energy revolution — the push to phase out gas-guzzling cars and trucks — relies in part on child labor, government corruption and deadly pollution in some of the world’s poorest countries. The seven stories — crisply written, vividly photographed and extensively documented — drew attention at the White House and led to the ouster of an allegedly corrupt senior official in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Eric Weinrib, Alzo Slade, Andrea Davis,
      Chris Iversen and Bnernardo Garcia Elguezabal
      VICE Media
      “Jamaica for Sale”

    • 2021
      The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2021
      Jake Spring, Stephen Eisenhammer, Ueslei Marcelino and Reuters colleagues Reuters
      Reuters
      “Brazilian Rainforest”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Jake Spring, Stephen Eisenhammer, Ueslei Marcelino and Reuters colleagues Reuters

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Brazilian Rainforest”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Jake Spring, Stephen Eisenhammer, Ueslei Marcelino and Reuters colleagues Reuters

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Brazilian Rainforest”

      Best reporting in any medium on Latin America

      The seven-part package is an effective blend of investigative reporting, vivid writing, data analysis and explanatory journalism, enhanced by compelling graphics. It not only exposed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s signature response to destruction of the Amazon rainforest — sending in the army — as a costly failure. The series also documented his work to incapacitate the country’s system for fining environmental offenders. Reuters journalists delivered a nuanced portrayal of the Amazon’s indigenous tribes as they choose between conservation and development. Like the runner- up for this award, the Reuters series underscores the outsized impact that Brazil’s management of its rainforest has on the global challenge of climate change.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Jessica Brice and Michael Smith
      Bloomberg BusinessWeek with support from the Pulitzer Center
      “The Amazon Is Fast Approaching a Point of No Return”

    • 2021
      The Kim Wall Award 2021
      Max Bearak, Dylan Moriarty and Júlia Ledur
      The Washington Post
      “Africa’s Rising Cities”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Kim Wall Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Max Bearak, Dylan Moriarty and Júlia Ledur

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “Africa’s Rising Cities”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Kim Wall Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Max Bearak, Dylan Moriarty and Júlia Ledur

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “Africa’s Rising Cities”

      Best story or series of stories on international affairs using creative and dynamic storytelling techniques

      The series is a beautiful interplay of writing, photography, video, and interactive data graphics that give immediacy and urgency to an overlooked subject without falling into easy tropes about Africa. The stories and presentation were unique, ambitious, and inspiring in scope. It resonated with those who lived in Africa and those have no clue what cities on the continent are like. Between the existential threats caused by climate change and current and future global pandemics, understanding the projected population growth of these five African cities is fundamental to the future of public health and climate security.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Rhiona-Jade Armont, Ali Fowle, Drew Ambrose,
      Aun Qi Koh and Nick Olle
      Al Jazeera English
      “101 East — Myanmar: State of Fear”

    • 2021
      The Roy Rowan Award 2021
      New York Times staff
      The New York Times
      “Airstrikes Gone Wrong”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Roy Rowan Award 2021

      Award Recipient: New York Times staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Airstrikes Gone Wrong”

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      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Roy Rowan Award 2021

      Award Recipient: New York Times staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Airstrikes Gone Wrong”

      Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story

      A powerful investigation that revealed how a highly touted and ostensibly sophisticated remote warfare system developed by the Pentagon was riddled with flaws and beset by faulty decision-making, leading to the bombing deaths of innocent civilians in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The heart of the series was the remarkable work of Azmat Khan, who over years painstakingly assembled a unique trove of military reports on civilian casualties caused by U.S. bombings and then along with her Times colleagues interviewed bombing survivors and witnesses, often at great personal risk. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, hospital records, death certificates, even tombstones, in visits to more than 100 civilian casualty sites, Khan and her colleagues were able to construct the story of air strikes that had gone terribly wrong.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Staff
      The Associated Press
      “Myanmar in Crisis”

    • 2021
      The Flora Lewis Award 2021
      Rana Ayyub
      The Washington Post
      “The New, New World”

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Flora Lewis Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Rana Ayyub

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “The New, New World”

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      Rana Ayyub

      Award Date: 2021

      Award Name: The Flora Lewis Award 2021

      Award Recipient: Rana Ayyub

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “The New, New World”

      Best commentary in any medium on international news

      Democracy is under attack around the world, not least in the country that likes to bill itself as the world’s largest democracy. At grave personal risk, Rana Ayyub of The Washington Post has called out Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s systematic persecution of the Muslim minority. As one juror noted, “Her stories are truly frightening, and India’s slide into religious nationalism does not get nearly enough attention.”

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      (No Citation for Excellence given)

    • 2020
      The Hal Boyle Award 2020
      Andrew Quilty
      The Intercept
      “The CIA’s Afghan Death Squads”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Andrew Quilty

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Intercept

      Award Honored Work: “The CIA’s Afghan Death Squads”

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      Andrew Quilty

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Andrew Quilty

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Intercept

      Award Honored Work: “The CIA’s Afghan Death Squads”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad

      In nearly two years of painstaking reporting, Andrew Quilty exposed a U.S.-backed “campaign of terror against civilians” in Afghanistan. Detailing evidence of massacres, executions, mutilation, forced disappearances and airstrikes, he meticulously documented how 10 CIA-backed raids in Wardak province killed 51 civilians. Some were boys as young as eight; most of these raids had never previously been reported.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Katrin Bennhold
      The New York Times
      “Outing Germany’s Far Right”

    • 2020
      The Bob Considine Award 2020
      Mary Beth Sheridan and Kevin Sieff
      The Washington Post
      “Losing Control”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Mary Beth Sheridan and Kevin Sieff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “Losing Control”

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      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Mary Beth Sheridan and Kevin Sieff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “Losing Control”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs

      The state capture of Mexico’s government by narcotraffickers could not be a more important story, but it is also one whose telling is fraught with danger. By uncovering the shocking truths of how pervasive corruption and violence has become in Mexico, the series epitomized great foreign correspondence: it tackled an important truth authorities have worked hard to hide and showed great bravery in exposing it. Importantly, the judges also felt the series was compellingly told, with each installment exposing a new horror in a clear narrative that kept readers glued to the end. Online, it was beautifully presented with innovative design elements and graphics that only enhanced the more traditional journalistic elements.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      The New York Times Staff
      “Behind the Curve”

       

    • 2020
      The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2020
      Kiana Hayeri
      The New York Times Magazine
      “Where Prison Is a Kind of Freedom”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Kiana Hayeri

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “Where Prison Is a Kind of Freedom”

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      Kiana Hayeri

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Kiana Hayeri

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “Where Prison Is a Kind of Freedom”

      Best photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise published in any medium

      Kiana Hayeri’s unprecedented look into the Herat Women’s Prison in western Afghanistan exemplifies the photographer’s extraordinary courage and enterprise: not only to overcome physical and access barriers at personal risk, but to challenge the status quo in the visual portrayal of underrepresented communities. Hayeri’s work sets the highest standard for upholding the dignity of her subjects while modeling the power of photographic reportage.

      Award Page (with a slide who of winning images) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Nariman el Mofty
      The Associated Press
      “Fleeing War”

      Citation for Excellence:
      Nariman el Mofty
      The Associated Press
      “Fleeing War”

    • 2020
      The Olivier Rebbot Award 2020
      Nanna Heitmann
      National Geographic
      “COVID Russia”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Nanna Heitmann

      Award Recipient Affiliation: National Geographic

      Award Honored Work: “COVID Russia”

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      Nanna Heitmann

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Nanna Heitmann

      Award Recipient Affiliation: National Geographic

      Award Honored Work: “COVID Russia”

      Best photographic news reporting from abroad published in any medium

      One of the many challenges for photographers in 2020 was how to capture the seismic shifts all around us, and the profound fear and loss that accompanied them, from a distance, with faces covered, through layers of plastic and hazmat suits. Heitmann’s stunning photographs documented the ravages and contradictions of the pandemic in Russia with a powerful but sensitive visual voice, pairing images of crowded churches, with portraits of isolated elderly, and mournful, surreal scenes of hospitals battling the virus. The gentle, intimate approach to the painful subject matter was a testament to the way that a light touch can produce a resounding impact.

      Award Page (with a slide show of the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Chris McGrath
      Getty Images
      “In the Aftermath of the Blast”

    • 2020
      The Feature Photography Award 2020
      Cheryl Diaz Meyer
      NPR with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Yunghi Kim
      “Comfort Women”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Feature Photography Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Cheryl Diaz Meyer

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NPR with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Yunghi Kim

      Award Honored Work: “Comfort Women”

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      Cheryl Diaz Meyer

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Feature Photography Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Cheryl Diaz Meyer

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NPR with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Yunghi Kim

      Award Honored Work: “Comfort Women”

      Best feature photography on an international theme published in any medium

      The jury was immediately moved by Cheryl Diaz Meyer’s powerful and emotional work documenting the survivors of World War II sexual enslavement. She captured heartbreak, humanity and healing in the expressions of this incredible community of survivors. This body of work is the perfect example of an impactful story amplified through the caring and intentional eye of the photographer.

      Award Page (with a slide show of the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Emilio Morenatti
      The Associated Press
      “Covid: Devastation and Death on Spain’s Elderly”

    • 2020
      The Lowell Thomas Award 2020
      Maria Hinojosa, Julieta Martinelli, Fernanda Camarena, Benjamin Alfaro and Marlon Bishop
      Latino USA with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
      “The Moving Border”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Lowell Thomas Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Maria Hinojosa, Julieta Martinelli, Fernanda Camarena, Benjamin Alfaro and Marlon Bishop

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Latino USA with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

      Award Honored Work: “The Moving Border”

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      Clockwise from upper left: Maria Hinojosa, Julieta Martinelli, Fernanda Camarena, Benjamin Alfaro and Marlon Bishop

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Lowell Thomas Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Maria Hinojosa, Julieta Martinelli, Fernanda Camarena, Benjamin Alfaro and Marlon Bishop

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Latino USA with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

      Award Honored Work: “The Moving Border”

      Best radio, audio or podcast coverage of international affairs

      This series captures not only how U.S. border policies have had a terrifying and lethal impact on asylum seekers and migrants, but also how Mexico has militarized its own southern border and blocked the free movement of people from Central America. Maria Hinojosa and team tell the human stories and connect the policy dots to show how the Mexican government is no longer bowing to economic pressure from the U.S. on immigration but instead, has its own new harsh stance that criminalizes the quest for safe haven across the Americas and exposes the continent’s most vulnerable people to unprecedented dangers.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Keegan Hamilton, Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Annie Avilés and Kate Osborn
      VICE Audio
      “Painkiller”

    • 2020
      The David Kaplan Award 2020
      David Culver
      CNN
      “Coronavirus Outbreak in China”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2020

      Award Recipient: David Culver

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN

      Award Honored Work: “Coronavirus Outbreak in China”

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      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2020

      Award Recipient: David Culver

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN

      Award Honored Work: “Coronavirus Outbreak in China”

      Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad

      David Culver and producer Yong Xiong were first on the scene in Wuhan, China, at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, scoring a world- beat with the only interview of Chinese whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang, who died of the disease, then braving the government lockdown to get the story out to the world.

      Award Page (with a link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Elizabeth Palmer, Agnes Reau, Seyed Rahim Bathaie and Andrew Stevenson
      CBS News
      “US and Iran on the Brink of War”

    • 2020
      The Edward R. Murrow Award 2020
      Isobel Yeung, Jackie Jesko and Ahmer Khan
      VICE on Showtime
      “India Burning”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Isobel Yeung, Jackie Jesko and Ahmer Khan

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE on Showtime

      Award Honored Work: “India Burning”

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      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Isobel Yeung, Jackie Jesko and Ahmer Khan

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE on Showtime

      Award Honored Work: “India Burning”

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

      Moving and illuminating, VICE captures this underreported story with humanity and clarity, in just 15 minutes. By venturing deep into remote communities, the team exposes the disconnect between millions of Muslim Indians at risk of losing their citizenship, and the denials of top officials. The film portrays characters pitted against a bureaucracy with the power to unravel their lives. Dogged investigative reporting and probing interviews result in a work of real impact.

      Award Page (with a link to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      John Holman, Pablo Perez, Amparo Rodriquez, Andalucia Knoll and Vanessa Gomez Viniegra
      Al Jazeera English
      “Frontline Mexico: The Fight Against COVID”

    • 2020
      The Peter Jennings Award 2020
      James Bluemel and Jo Abel
      FRONTLINE PBS
      “Once Upon a Time in Iraq”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Peter Jennings Award 2020

      Award Recipient: James Bluemel and Jo Abel

      Award Recipient Affiliation: FRONTLINE PBS

      Award Honored Work: “Once Upon a Time in Iraq”

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      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Peter Jennings Award 2020

      Award Recipient: James Bluemel and Jo Abel

      Award Recipient Affiliation: FRONTLINE PBS

      Award Honored Work: “Once Upon a Time in Iraq”

      Best TV, video or documentary about international affairs with a run time over 30 minutes

      A searing documentary narrated exclusively by the most authoritative of experts: ordinary Iraqis who survived the tumultuous history unleashed after the fall and execution of Saddam Hussein. In intimate interviews, these men and women share the brief joy, then the long disillusionment, grief and terror they experienced as their country moved from the Saddam era through frightening periods of street warfare, sectarian violence and the ruthless occupation of ISIS. Countless stories have reported the details of those years, often with a focus on the actions and policies of the U.S. But the producers of this film have shown us how little we understood of how Iraqis experienced the impact of those policies. In telling us how they endured, these Iraqis have brought a new depth of understanding to America’s legacy in their country.

      Award Page >>

      No citation awarded.

    • 2020
      The Ed Cunningham Award 2020
      Sarah Topol
      The New York Times Magazine
      “Her Uighur Parents Were Model Chinese Citizens. It Didn’t Matter.”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Sarah Topol

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “Her Uighur Parents Were Model Chinese Citizens. It Didn’t Matter.”

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      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Sarah Topol

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “Her Uighur Parents Were Model Chinese Citizens. It Didn’t Matter.”

      Best magazine-style, long-form narrative feature in print or digital on an international story

      With intimate and meticulous reporting and elegant prose, Topol creates a haunting depiction of a family tragedy, shedding light on the little-understood plight of China’s Uighurs.

      Award Page (with a link to the winning work) >>

      No citation awarded.

    • 2020
      The Best Cartoon Award 2020
      Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher
      The Economist, The Baltimore Sun, Counterpoint

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Best Cartoon Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Economist, The Baltimore Sun, Counterpoint

      Award Honored Work:

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      Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Best Cartoon Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Economist, The Baltimore Sun, Counterpoint

      Award Honored Work:

      Best print, digital or graphic journalism on international affairs

      Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher seems like a cartoonist transported from a bygone era, while still creating compelling work that resonates with today’s audience. His impeccable pen and ink cross-hatching and weaponized bobble-headed caricatures might look at home on newspaper editorial pages of a century ago, which seems fitting since that was the last time we saw a global pandemic on the scale of Covid. With his crow quill aimed like a syringe at China, Putin, climate change and deadly conspiracies, Kal’s incisive commentary serves as the perfect shot in the arm for today’s pandemic-weary world.

      Award Page (with a slideshow of winning images) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Michael Ramirez
      Las Vegas Review-Journal/Creators Syndicate
      “Michael Ramirez 2020 Editorial Cartoons”

    • 2020
      The Morton Frank Award 2020
      Monte Reel and Topher Forhecz
      Bloomberg Green
      “Blood River”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Morton Frank Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Monte Reel and Topher Forhecz

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Bloomberg Green

      Award Honored Work: “Blood River”

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      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Morton Frank Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Monte Reel and Topher Forhecz

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Bloomberg Green

      Award Honored Work: “Blood River”

      Best international business news reporting in TV, video, radio, audio or podcast

      Through dramatic storytelling and deep reporting into the murder of an environmental activist in the Honduras, Bloomberg Green reveals (in a 7-part audio series) how corrupt corporate and government forces will do anything to get an international development project launched in that country.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Alan Jeffries, Austin Carr, Michael Smith and Jordan Oplinger
      Bloomberg Businessweek
      “Inside Carnival’s Coronavirus Nightmare”

    • 2020
      The Malcolm Forbes Award 2020
      Dan McCrum, Paul Murphy, Sam Jones and Olaf Storbeck
      Financial Times
      “Inside Wirecard”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Dan McCrum, Paul Murphy, Sam Jones and Olaf Storbeck

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Financial Times

      Award Honored Work: “Inside Wirecard”

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      Clockwise from upper left: Dan McCrum, Paul Murphy, Sam Jones and Olaf Storbeck

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Dan McCrum, Paul Murphy, Sam Jones and Olaf Storbeck

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Financial Times

      Award Honored Work: “Inside Wirecard”

      Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services, magazines or digital

      The remarkable multiyear takedown of a European fintech high-flyer, Wirecard, by a Financial Times investigative team culminated in 2020 with stories detailing the rot – not only at the Dax 30 firm, but in the German financial establishment that had sought to protect it. Dan McCrum laid out for readers the campaign by Wirecard and its hired guns to discredit and even prosecute him for unearthing the scandalous accounting, actions which earlier prompted the FT to suspend its efforts while it completed an internal probe. The work resumed with stories on the shady leaders of Wirecard and on the Big Four auditing firm, EY, whose professionals were complicit in the fraud. From this courageous and resourceful journalism have followed arrest warrants, resignations and a gaping insolvency.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation:
      Cam Simpson, Michael Smith and Nacha Cattan
      Bloomberg News
      “Addicted to Profit”

    • 2020
      The Cornelius Ryan Award 2020
      Declan Walsh
      W.W. Norton & Company
      The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches From a Precarious State

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Declan Walsh

      Award Recipient Affiliation: W.W. Norton & Company

      Award Honored Work: The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches From a Precarious State

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      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Declan Walsh

      Award Recipient Affiliation: W.W. Norton & Company

      Award Honored Work: The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches From a Precarious State

      Best non-fiction book on international affairs

      Walsh’s deep knowledge of Pakistan, lively writing, his ability to mesh certain kinds of stereotypes with the reality of the situation, his gorgeous descriptions of the scenery and historical and intellectual asides and tangents, along with his personal commitment to the story, give the book the weight of truth. His portrait of the Karachi police chief who will use any measure—no matter how brutal or corrupt—to police his beat shows how Pakistan’s forces of order control, or fail to control, the country. Each of his other portraits of Pakistani figures brings into focus another aspect of the way things keep falling apart in a critically situated nuclear-armed regional power.

      Award Page (with a link to the winning work) >>

      Citation:
      Joshua Yaffa
      Crown Publishing Group
      Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia

    • 2020
      The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2020
      Danielle Paquette
      The Washington Post
      “Life in West Africa”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Danielle Paquette

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “Life in West Africa”

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      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Danielle Paquette

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “Life in West Africa”

      Best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition

      The series “Life in West Africa” is remarkable in its breadth of time and place, showing how powerful forces from colonialism to social media shape lives throughout West Africa. Each story is exquisitely told through the ordinary people confronting those forces: rubber plantation workers in Liberia, a teenage dancer from Mali. The standout tale of a Black American who moves to Ghana to flee racism is a reminder that overseas reporting can serve as both window and mirror.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation:
      Ryan Lenora Brown
      The Christian Science Monitor
      “Congo Ebola crisis: To fight disease, an anthropologist heals distrust”

    • 2020
      The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2020
      Staff
      The Wall Street Journal Staff and Gimlet Media
      “Vale Ignored Warnings”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal Staff and Gimlet Media

      Award Honored Work: “Vale Ignored Warnings”

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      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal Staff and Gimlet Media

      Award Honored Work: “Vale Ignored Warnings”

      Best international TV, video, radio, audio or podcast reporting showing a concern for the human condition

      In 2019, a dam owned by Brazil- based Vale S.A. collapsed near the Brazilian town of Brumadinho, releasing three billion gallons of mud and mining waste and leveling buildings, homes and farms. The disaster killed 270 people. In its aftermath, Wall Street Journal reporters relentlessly investigated the dam’s failure, even as Vale denied fault. The company refused interview requests and site access; Vale workers and business partners were warned not to talk. Nonetheless, the Journal found that Vale had ignored warnings about the dam’s stability and uncovered a conflict of interest in how the company conducted inspections and audits. One year after the collapse, reporters Samantha Pearson and Luciana Magalhaes narrated an episode of The Journal podcast that told the story of the dam, its vulnerabilities and the double-edged sword of Vale’s compensatory payments to the mostly poor victims of the disaster. Ultimately, the Journal’s work helped pave the way for regulatory changes in Brazil, strengthened industry guidelines world-wide and gave voice to the countless people whose lives were upended by the collapse.

      Awards Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Fariba Nawa, James Gordon Meek, Aaron Glantz, Pete Madden and Chris Harland-Dunaway
      ABC News in partnership with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting
      “Justice for Halla”

    • 2020
      The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2020
      Margie Mason and Robin McDowell
      The Associated Press
      “Fruits of Labor”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Margie Mason and Robin McDowell

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Fruits of Labor”

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      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Margie Mason and Robin McDowell

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Fruits of Labor”

      Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights

      “Fruits of Labor”A powerful story of exploitation, slavery, human trafficking, sexual harassment, and greed in the making of palm oil – and ubiquitous ingredient which Americans consume daily. As one source interviewed for the series put it: “When Americans and Europeans see palm oil is listed as an ingredient in their snacks,” he said, they should know “it’s the same as consuming our sweat and blood. The detailed and often risky reporting connected the chilling abuses on the palm oil plantations directly to the reader and explained why the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) stamp of approval is not enough. Indeed, these labels can be misleading to consumers who then believe a product is free from unsustainable and inhumane practices. Verification and auditing is always difficult, but the reporters made the case that Roundtable is used for greenwashing. The horrific practices that go into making palm oil in Indonesia and elsewhere are not new, but these stories helped bring the problems to light yet again and captured the attention of everyone from U.S. Senators to Girl Scouts.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Drew Ambrose, Ashish Malhotra, Savitri Choudhury and Rhiona Jade-Armont
      “India’s Child Sex Highway”

    • 2020
      The Whitman Bassow Award 2020
      Abrahm Lustgarten and Meridith Kohut
      The New York Times Magazine and ProPublica with support from the Pulitzer Center
      “Refugees From the Earth”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Abrahm Lustgarten and Meridith Kohut

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times Magazine and ProPublica with support from the Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “Refugees From the Earth”

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      Abrahm Lustgarten, left, and Meridith Kohut

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Abrahm Lustgarten and Meridith Kohut

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times Magazine and ProPublica with support from the Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “Refugees From the Earth”

      Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues

      Lustgarten spent two years reporting in places as far-flung as Guatemala and Eastern Russia, for this sweeping series about climate migration. It’s a rich tapestry of individual voices, computer modeling and essay writing, including a meditation on whether it’s time to flee from fires engulfing his home in Northern California. We meet Jorge A., a Guatemalan farmer driven by drought to cross the border into the U.S., and a Chinese man named Dima who moves north into Russia to grow soybeans. The writing is spellbinding, the scope ambitious and the result scary, as Lustgarten contemplates a not-too- distant future in which one-fifth of the world’s surface area will be uninhabitable and tens of millions of people are forced to leave their homes. Kohut’s photography brings into sharp focus the people and the ways in which a changing climate is driving their movements.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Drew Ambrose, Rhiona Jade-Armont, Nick Olle and Sharon Roobol
      Al Jazeera English in collaboration with Mongabay, The Gecko Project and Korea Center for Investigative Journalism
      “101 East – Selling West Papua”

    • 2020
      The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2020
      Kate Morrissey, Lauryn Schroeder, Nelvin Cepeda and Alejandro Tamayo
      The San Diego Union-Tribune
      “Returned”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Kate Morrissey, Lauryn Schroeder, Nelvin Cepeda and Alejandro Tamayo

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The San Diego Union-Tribune

      Award Honored Work: “Returned”

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      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Kate Morrissey, Lauryn Schroeder, Nelvin Cepeda and Alejandro Tamayo

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The San Diego Union-Tribune

      Award Honored Work: “Returned”

      Best reporting in any medium on Latin America

      This whip-smart series offered a fresh, reader-friendly exploration – by a regional newspaper working its own backyard – into what really happens to those seeking the promise of asylum at America’s doorstep. The stories focused not on economic migrants but those fleeing political violence back home – from paramilitaries in Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua – who were stranded in Tijuana. We knew the immigration and asylum courts were overwhelmed in 2020, but reporter Kate Morrissey and colleagues showed, with deep data dives and shoe-leather reporting in the courtrooms, how capricious and unjust the system can be.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Max Baring, Anastasia Moloney and Dan Collyns
      Thomson Reuters Foundation
      “The Adventures of Wonder Woman – Inside Peru’s War against Illegal Gold Mining”

    • 2020
      The Kim Wall Award 2020
      Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek
      BuzzFeed News with support from the Pulitzer Center
      “Built to Last”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Kim Wall Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek

      Award Recipient Affiliation: BuzzFeed News with support from the Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “Built to Last”

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      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Kim Wall Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek

      Award Recipient Affiliation: BuzzFeed News with support from the Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “Built to Last”

      Best story or series of stories on international affairs using creative and dynamic digital storytelling techniques

      China has built hundreds of high-security internment camps to incarcerate Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim minorities while publicly denying the existence of such detention facilities. In an area blacked out on Baidu, the Chinese equivalent of Google maps, BuzzFeed’s use of satellite images proved the existence of more detention facilities than previously known. BuzzFeed’s reporting was notable for its combination of hard-to-source interviews with innovative use of satellite images and 3D visualization. The result was a powerful project that showed conclusively that China is operating a massive and industrialized internment system.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Martin Stabe, the FT Visual & Data Journalism team and FT Reporters
      The Financial Times
      “Coronavirus Tracker”

    • 2020
      The Roy Rowan Award 2020
      Dake Kang and AP Staff
      The Associated Press
      “China Cracks Down”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Roy Rowan Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Dake Kang and AP Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “China Cracks Down”

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      Dake Kang

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Roy Rowan Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Dake Kang and AP Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “China Cracks Down”

      Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story

      The AP disclosed how specific actions by China all but assured the spread of COVID-19 around the world and inflicted draconian human rights abuses on the nation’s Uighur minority. Led by AP Beijing reporter Dake Kang, the series revealed that for six days China’s leaders held off alerting the public as to the great danger posed by the virus, setting the stage for its global spread.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:

      International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, FRONTLINE, The New York Times and 34 other media partners
      “Luanda Leaks”

    • 2020
      The Flora Lewis Award 2020
      Peter Beinart
      Jewish Currents
      “Yavne: A Jewish Case for Equality in Israel-Palestine”

      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Flora Lewis Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Peter Beinart

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Jewish Currents

      Award Honored Work: “Yavne: A Jewish Case for Equality in Israel-Palestine”

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      Award Date: 2020

      Award Name: The Flora Lewis Award 2020

      Award Recipient: Peter Beinart

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Jewish Currents

      Award Honored Work: “Yavne: A Jewish Case for Equality in Israel-Palestine”

      Best commentary in any medium on international news

      Beinart writes a powerful essay with a lot of original thinking and draws on an impressive depth of knowledge about the history and politics of the conflict. The jury understands that his vision may be a fantasy, but it is a vision against which the likelier outcomes can be measured.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
      Yaroslav Trofimov
      The Wall Street Journal
      “The Post-COVID World”

    • 2019
      The Hal Boyle Award 2019
      The Associated Press Staff, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
      The Associated Press
      “Outsourcing Migrants”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2019

      Award Recipient: The Associated Press Staff, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Outsourcing Migrants”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2019

      Award Recipient: The Associated Press Staff, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Outsourcing Migrants”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad.

      The AP series exposed how policies in Western and developed nations were creating a huge pool of languishing people.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:

      Citation Page >>

    • 2019
      The Bob Considine Award 2019
      Isabel Coles and Rena Effendi
      The Wall Street Journal
      “Children of No Nation”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Isabel Coles and Rena Effendi

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal

      Award Honored Work: “Children of No Nation”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Isabel Coles and Rena Effendi

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal

      Award Honored Work: “Children of No Nation”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad.

      The WSJ informed readers of the larger story about Europe, its homegrown Muslim foreign fighters and post-conflict Syria in a way that readers could relate to and engage with.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:

      Citation Page >>

    • 2019
      The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2019
      Dieu Nalio Chery
      The Associated Press
      “Haiti: Nation on the Brink”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Dieu Nalio Chery

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Haiti: Nation on the Brink”

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      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Dieu Nalio Chery

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Haiti: Nation on the Brink”

      Best photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise published in any medium.

      Awards Page >>

      Citation for Excellence: Nariman el Mofty
      Affiliation: The Associated Press
      Honored Work: “Disembarking in Hell”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2019
      The Olivier Rebbot Award 2019
      Moises Saman
      National Geographic
      “El Salvador: A Country in Crisis”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Moises Saman

      Award Recipient Affiliation: National Geographic

      Award Honored Work: “El Salvador: A Country in Crisis”

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      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Moises Saman

      Award Recipient Affiliation: National Geographic

      Award Honored Work: “El Salvador: A Country in Crisis”

      Best photographic news reporting from abroad in any medium.

      Citation for Excellence: Natacha Pisarenko
      Affiliation: The Associated Press
      Honored Work: “Bolivia, Political Unrest”

      Award Page (with a slide show of winning photos) >>

      Citation Page >>

    • 2019
      The Feature Photography Award 2019
      Rena Effendi
      The Wall Street Journal
      "He lost a daughter to the Islamic State. Can he save his grandchildren?"

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Feature Photography Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Rena Effendi

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal

      Award Honored Work: "He lost a daughter to the Islamic State. Can he save his grandchildren?"

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      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Feature Photography Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Rena Effendi

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal

      Award Honored Work: "He lost a daughter to the Islamic State. Can he save his grandchildren?"

      Best feature photography on an international theme published in any medium

      Award Page (with a slide show of the winning photos) >>

      Citation for Excellence recipient: Adam Ferguson
      Affiliation: TIME Magazine
      Honored Work: “A Harbinger of Things to Come: Farmers in Australia Struggle With Its Hottest Drought Ever”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2019
      The Lowell Thomas Award 2019
      Gregory Warner, Karen Duffin, Marianne McCune, Jess Jiang, Sebastian Meyer and team
      NPR’s “Rough Translation” podcast
      “The Search: Parts 1 and 2”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Lowell Thomas Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Gregory Warner, Karen Duffin, Marianne McCune, Jess Jiang, Sebastian Meyer and team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NPR’s “Rough Translation” podcast

      Award Honored Work: “The Search: Parts 1 and 2”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Lowell Thomas Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Gregory Warner, Karen Duffin, Marianne McCune, Jess Jiang, Sebastian Meyer and team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NPR’s “Rough Translation” podcast

      Award Honored Work: “The Search: Parts 1 and 2”

      Best radio, audio, or podcast coverage of international affairs.

      Most powerful are the voices of (the late) Kamaran Najm’s family and friends…in telling their story with such honesty and openness, NPR’s Rough Translation has helped us grasp the very human long-term legacy of conflict.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:

      Citation Page >>

    • 2019
      The David Kaplan Award 2019
      Hind Hassan, Craig Thomson, Madeleine Haeringer, Julia Lindau and Joe Hill
      VICE News Tonight
      “Uganda: Orphanage, Inc.”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Hind Hassan, Craig Thomson, Madeleine Haeringer, Julia Lindau and Joe Hill

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE News Tonight

      Award Honored Work: “Uganda: Orphanage, Inc.”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Hind Hassan, Craig Thomson, Madeleine Haeringer, Julia Lindau and Joe Hill

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE News Tonight

      Award Honored Work: “Uganda: Orphanage, Inc.”

      Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad.

      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.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
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    • 2019
      The Edward R. Murrow Award 2019
      Singeli Agnew, Rukmini Callimachi, Geoff O’Brien and Victor Tadashi Suarez
      The New York Times
      “Collision”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Singeli Agnew, Rukmini Callimachi, Geoff O’Brien and Victor Tadashi Suarez

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Collision”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Singeli Agnew, Rukmini Callimachi, Geoff O’Brien and Victor Tadashi Suarez

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Collision”

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

      This episode tells a tale of poignant tragedy, through meticulous reporting and strong visual imagery. From the victim’s excited dispatches home, to the chilling cell phone videos from the killer, the film leaves the audience moved and disturbed, with a lot to contemplate.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:
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    • 2019
      The Peter Jennings Award 2019
      Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts and Dan Edge and Raney Aronson-Rath
      FRONTLINE PBS
      “For Sama”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Peter Jennings Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts and Dan Edge and Raney Aronson-Rath

      Award Recipient Affiliation: FRONTLINE PBS

      Award Honored Work: “For Sama”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Peter Jennings Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts and Dan Edge and Raney Aronson-Rath

      Award Recipient Affiliation: FRONTLINE PBS

      Award Honored Work: “For Sama”

      Best TV, video or documentary about international affairs with a run time over 30 minutes.

      A powerful personal story about a mother’s love for her young daughter, a city on the brink of destruction and a war that unleashes a terrible humanitarian disaster.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

      Citation for Excellence:

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    • 2019
      The Ed Cunningham Award 2019
      Alex Perry
      Outside
      “The Last Days of John Allen Chau”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Alex Perry

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Outside

      Award Honored Work: “The Last Days of John Allen Chau”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Alex Perry

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Outside

      Award Honored Work: “The Last Days of John Allen Chau”

      Best magazine-style, long-form narrative feature in print or digital on an international story.

      Perry weaves a deeply humanizing portrait…and illuminates the ongoing effects of missionary work, adventurism and the exoticism of the world’s remote peoples.

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    • 2019
      The Best Cartoon Award 2019
      Adam Zyglis
      The Buffalo News

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Best Cartoon Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Adam Zyglis

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Buffalo News

      Award Honored Work:

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Best Cartoon Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Adam Zyglis

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Buffalo News

      Award Honored Work:

      Best print or digital graphic journalism, including cartoons, on international affairs.

      An impressive caricaturist, Zyglis is the kind of cartoonist who would have to be jailed immediately if he lived abroad. That’s the standard by which all great political cartoonists should be judged.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >>

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    • 2019
      The Morton Frank Award 2019
      Rick Young, Emma Schwartz, Laura Sullivan and Fritz Kramer
      FRONTLINE PBS
      “Trump’s Trade War”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Morton Frank Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Rick Young, Emma Schwartz, Laura Sullivan and Fritz Kramer

      Award Recipient Affiliation: FRONTLINE PBS

      Award Honored Work: “Trump’s Trade War”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Morton Frank Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Rick Young, Emma Schwartz, Laura Sullivan and Fritz Kramer

      Award Recipient Affiliation: FRONTLINE PBS

      Award Honored Work: “Trump’s Trade War”

      Best international business news reporting in TV, video, radio, audio or podcast.

      The report did an excellent job of guiding viewers through an up-close understanding of the places, from Wenzhou, China to cities in Ohio, and the people, including President Trump himself, who forged this confrontation between the United States and China.

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    • 2019
      The Malcolm Forbes Award 2019
      Nick Kostov and Sean McLain
      The Wall Street Journal
      “The Fall of Carlos Ghosn”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Nick Kostov and Sean McLain

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal

      Award Honored Work: “The Fall of Carlos Ghosn”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Nick Kostov and Sean McLain

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal

      Award Honored Work: “The Fall of Carlos Ghosn”

      Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services, magazines or digital.

      Kostov and McLain’s persistent enterprise over the course of the year helped Journal readers solve a great mystery.

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    • 2019
      The Cornelius Ryan Award 2019
      Katherine Eban
      Ecco/HarperCollins
      “Bottle of Lies: Inside the Generic Drug Boom”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Katherine Eban

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Ecco/HarperCollins

      Award Honored Work: “Bottle of Lies: Inside the Generic Drug Boom”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Katherine Eban

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Ecco/HarperCollins

      Award Honored Work: “Bottle of Lies: Inside the Generic Drug Boom”

      Best non-fiction book on international affairs.

      Eban documents the massive fraud by which Indian drug makers have evaded a fumbling U.S. FDA to sell billions of dollars in unsafe and ineffective drugs to the U.S. This is a book that should inform and alarm the many millions of Americans (and their doctors) who use generic drugs.

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    • 2019
      The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2019
      Karla Zabludovsky
      BuzzFeed News
      "The Fight for Women’s Rights in Latin America."

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Karla Zabludovsky

      Award Recipient Affiliation: BuzzFeed News

      Award Honored Work: "The Fight for Women’s Rights in Latin America."

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Karla Zabludovsky

      Award Recipient Affiliation: BuzzFeed News

      Award Honored Work: "The Fight for Women’s Rights in Latin America."

      Best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition.

      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.

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    • 2019
      The David A. Andelman And Pamela Title Award 2019
      Gregory Warner, Jane Arraf, Marianne McCune, Michael May, Sana Krasikov and team
      NPR’s “Rough Translation” podcast
      “D.I.Y. Mosul”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman And Pamela Title Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Gregory Warner, Jane Arraf, Marianne McCune, Michael May, Sana Krasikov and team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NPR’s “Rough Translation” podcast

      Award Honored Work: “D.I.Y. Mosul”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman And Pamela Title Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Gregory Warner, Jane Arraf, Marianne McCune, Michael May, Sana Krasikov and team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NPR’s “Rough Translation” podcast

      Award Honored Work: “D.I.Y. Mosul”

      Best international TV, video, radio, audio or podcast reporting showing a concern for the human condition.

      Jane Arraf (and her Rough Translation team) 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.

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    • 2019
      The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2019
      Angus Berwick, Sarah Kinosian, Brian Ellsworth, Mayela Armas, Carlos García Rawlins and Reuters’ Venezuela Bureau
      Reuters
      “Maduro’s Venezuela”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Angus Berwick, Sarah Kinosian, Brian Ellsworth, Mayela Armas, Carlos García Rawlins and Reuters’ Venezuela Bureau

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Maduro’s Venezuela”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Angus Berwick, Sarah Kinosian, Brian Ellsworth, Mayela Armas, Carlos García Rawlins and Reuters’ Venezuela Bureau

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Maduro’s Venezuela”

      Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights.

      Against all odds, a team of Reuters reporters reported an indispensable account of the corruption inside (President) Maduro’s government and the physical dangers faced by Venezuelan citizens, many of whom have had to flee the ravaged country.

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    • 2019
      The Whitman Bassow Award 2019
      Tom Warren and Katie J.M. Baker
      BuzzFeed News
      “World Wildlife Fund’s Secret War”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Tom Warren and Katie J.M. Baker

      Award Recipient Affiliation: BuzzFeed News

      Award Honored Work: “World Wildlife Fund’s Secret War”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Tom Warren and Katie J.M. Baker

      Award Recipient Affiliation: BuzzFeed News

      Award Honored Work: “World Wildlife Fund’s Secret War”

      Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues.

      BuzzFeed’s stories led the WWF to overhaul its human rights guidelines even as Congress investigated how the U.S. government could have unwittingly helped fund such atrocities.

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    • 2019
      The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2019
      Azam Ahmed
      The New York Times
      “Kill or Be Killed: Latin America’s Homicide Crisis”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Azam Ahmed

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Kill or Be Killed: Latin America’s Homicide Crisis”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Azam Ahmed

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Kill or Be Killed: Latin America’s Homicide Crisis”

      Best reporting in any medium on Latin America.

      Ahmad’s stories have vivid scenes, with unforgettable characters, that propel readers forward. Judges were also deeply impressed by the photography, graphics and forensic mapping that accompanied the work.

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    • 2019
      The Kim Wall Award 2019
      Malachy Browne, Evan Hill, Christiaan Triebert, Whitney Hurst, Dmitriy Khavin and the Visual Investigations Team
      The New York Times
      “The Russia Tapes: Health Care and Civilians Under Attack in Syria”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Kim Wall Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Malachy Browne, Evan Hill, Christiaan Triebert, Whitney Hurst, Dmitriy Khavin and the Visual Investigations Team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “The Russia Tapes: Health Care and Civilians Under Attack in Syria”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Kim Wall Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Malachy Browne, Evan Hill, Christiaan Triebert, Whitney Hurst, Dmitriy Khavin and the Visual Investigations Team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “The Russia Tapes: Health Care and Civilians Under Attack in Syria”

      Best story or series of stories on international affairs using creative and dynamic digital storytelling techniques.

      The New York Times team approached this under covered story with innovative use of digital tools – not just to enhance the storytelling but to report the story itself.

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    • 2019
      The Roy Rowan Award 2019
      Michael Schwirtz, Dionne Searcey, David Kirkpatrick and the Visual Investigations team
      The New York Times
      “Russia’s Shadow War”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Roy Rowan Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Michael Schwirtz, Dionne Searcey, David Kirkpatrick and the Visual Investigations team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Russia’s Shadow War”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Roy Rowan Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Michael Schwirtz, Dionne Searcey, David Kirkpatrick and the Visual Investigations team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Russia’s Shadow War”

      Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story.

      The analysis of the cockpit recordings, the digital forensics, the deciphering of the Russian military codes was unlike anything any of us had seen before by a news organization. It brought us a view of Russia much darker and sinister than we’d seen before.

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    • 2019
      The Flora Lewis Award 2019
      Li Yuan
      The New York Times
      “The New, New World”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Flora Lewis Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Li Yuan

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “The New, New World”

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The Flora Lewis Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Li Yuan

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “The New, New World”

      Best commentary in any medium on international news.

      Li Yuan’s pieces on China and Hong Kong were informative, insightful, and delightful to read; a great mix of vivid reporting with restrained but knowing perspective, and much of it entailing personal risk.

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    • 2019
      The President’s Award 2019
      Maggie Steber
      President's Award

      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Maggie Steber

      Award Recipient Affiliation:

      Award Honored Work: President's Award

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      Award Date: 2019

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2019

      Award Recipient: Maggie Steber

      Award Recipient Affiliation:

      Award Honored Work: President's Award

      OPC President Pancho Bernasconi, in his remarks in Dateline magazine said “I am delighted that Maggie Steber is here in person to accept the President’s Award for lifetime achievement. I have always believed that the very best photographers have a preternatural ability to get into a story subject’s life in a way that most cannot. This gift allows Maggie to tell the most thoughtful, impactful and empathetic stories on a range of subjects that have brought her to more than 60 countries in her career.”

    • 2018
      The Hal Boyle Award 2018
      Sudarsan Raghavan
      The Washington Post
      "Yemen’s War & Humanitarian Crisis”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Sudarsan Raghavan

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: "Yemen’s War & Humanitarian Crisis”

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      Sudarsan Raghavan

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Sudarsan Raghavan

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: "Yemen’s War & Humanitarian Crisis”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad

      In an era where great reporting is often associated with mobilizing massive teams and multi-media packages, Sudarsan Raghavan’s Yemen package reminded us that sometimes all it takes to deliver outstanding work is one talented reporter with in-depth knowledge of the subject and the courage to go digging in the field. The breadth and scope of the stories—from inside a hospital to interviews with Houthi commanders and U.S. and regional allies funding and weaponizing the war—illustrated a complex and important conflict. Classic intrepid solo reporting matched with beautiful writing, human faces and big picture analysis.

      Award Page (with links to the winning work) >> 

      Citation for Excellence: Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry and Nariman El-Mofty
      The Associated Press, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
      “Yemen’s Dirty War”

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    • 2018
      The Bob Considine Award 2018
      Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo and colleagues
      Reuters
      “Myanmar Burning”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo and colleagues

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Myanmar Burning”

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      Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw Soe Oo

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo and colleagues

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Myanmar Burning”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs

      The courageous reporting by two Reuters reporters who were arrested while investigating a massacre in the Myanmar village of Inn Din, and the fierce commitment of their news organization to complete their journalistic mission, led to an outstanding series of articles exposing and explaining the government’s atrocities against the Rohingya. Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo and their colleagues discovered a mass grave, obtained photographs of the victims, interviewed family members and identified some of the perpetrators of the slaughter. They used the incident to open a window on the larger forces that enabled the massacre, including the infantry divisions that spearheaded the attacks, the use of social media to incite hatred, and government leaders who turned a blind eye. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo remain in prison. This award for “Myanmar Burning” is a tribute to their spirit.

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      Citation for Excellence recipients: Tamer El-Ghobashy, Louisa Loveluck, Liz Sly and Alice Martins
      Affiliation: The Washington Post
      Honored Work: Syria: Reflections from a Shattered Land”

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    • 2018
      The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2018
      Carolyn Van Houten
      The Washington Post
      “The road to Asylum: Inside the migrant caravans”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Carolyn Van Houten

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “The road to Asylum: Inside the migrant caravans”

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      Carolyn Van Houten

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Carolyn Van Houten

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “The road to Asylum: Inside the migrant caravans”

      Best photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise published in any medium

      Through a year of making monthly visits to document the stories of people at different stages of their trek north through Central America, Carolyn Van Houten brought a deep level of humanity and empathy to a story that saturated the news media. Courage in storytelling is not only defined by proximity to violence and danger, but also by having the guts to go where others are not, and to look beneath the surface to understand the true impact of these crises. Van Houten’s work demonstrates this, but more than that, she embodies this ethos as a storyteller and a person. This award is not just for her talent as a photographer, but for her compassion and courage in storytelling.

      Award Page (with a slide show of the winning images) >> 

      Citation for Excellence recipients: Khalil Hamra
      Affiliation: The Associated Press
      Honored Work: “Conflict in Gaza”

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    • 2018
      The Olivier Rebbot Award 2018
      Nariman El-Mofty
      The Associated Press, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
      “Yemen: On The Edge”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Nariman El-Mofty

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

      Award Honored Work: “Yemen: On The Edge”

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      Nariman El-Mofty

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Nariman El-Mofty

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

      Award Honored Work: “Yemen: On The Edge”

      Best photographic news reporting from abroad published in any medium

      The jury saw several strong portfolios from Yemen—a country that, until last year, had been severely neglected by the mainstream media. Nariman El-Mofty’s work stood out. We were moved by her clear commitment to the subject, but also by her thoughtful and surprising use of light, color and framing to capture a conflict zone that has almost always been depicted through a darker lens. The variety of scenes that El-Mofty documented—from malnourished children to crumbling infrastructure to snippets of daily life—convey the complexity of a country and a conflict that the world still struggles to understand.

      Award Page (with a slide show of the winning photos) >> 

      Citation for Excellence recipient: Spencer Platt
      Affiliation: Getty Images
      Honored Work: “Looking for Home”

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    • 2018
      The Feature Photography Award 2018
      Shiho Fukada
      Bloomberg Businessweek, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
      “For Many of Japan's Elderly Women, Prison is a Haven”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Feature Photography Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Shiho Fukada

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Bloomberg Businessweek, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

      Award Honored Work: “For Many of Japan's Elderly Women, Prison is a Haven”

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      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Feature Photography Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Shiho Fukada

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Bloomberg Businessweek, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

      Award Honored Work: “For Many of Japan's Elderly Women, Prison is a Haven”

      Best feature photography on an international theme published in any medium

      Shiho Fukada’s quiet, intimate glimpse into the lives of elderly female Japanese prisoners is both striking and surprising. It presents a sweet, empathetic portrait of a group of women who had to be photographed under challenging circumstances to protect their identities. These photos are a humanizing point of entry into any number of broader conversations: about aging, about loneliness, about society’s role in caring for its elderly and the challenges we will increasingly face with growing elder populations. We don’t know these women, but through Shiho’s photos we understand them and their uncertain future.

      Award Page (with a slide show of the winning photos) >> 

      Citation for Excellence recipients: Kadir van Lohuizen and Yuri Kozyrev
      Affiliation: The Washington Post, with support from Fondation Carmignac
      Honored Work: “Arctic: New Frontier”

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    • 2018
      The David Kaplan Award 2018
      VICE News Tonight on HBO
      VICE News Tonight on HBO
      “The Killing Rooms of Mosul”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2018

      Award Recipient: VICE News Tonight on HBO

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE News Tonight on HBO

      Award Honored Work: “The Killing Rooms of Mosul”

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      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2018

      Award Recipient: VICE News Tonight on HBO

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE News Tonight on HBO

      Award Honored Work: “The Killing Rooms of Mosul”

      Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad

      The VICE team brought us to a place nobody else went and found a story we had not heard. The first international news crew to film inside an apparent Iraqi execution room in the Old City of West Mosul,  VICE News Tonight on HBO presented viewers with horrific video evidence of an atrocity that raised serious questions about how the battle for Mosul was fought and who should be held accountable for the killings. Despite intimidation from Iraqi military intelligence officers and stonewalling by the top Iraqi military commander on camera, Vice’s commitment and resourcefulness in getting the story led to even more international coverage and to international human rights observers obtaining access to the site themselves.

      Award Page (with link to the winning piece) >>

      Citation for Excellence recipients: Nic Robertson, Nima Elbagir, Nick Paton Walsh, Waffa Munayyer and Salma Abdelaziz
      Affiliation: CNN
      Honored Work: “The War in Yemen”

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    • 2018
      The Edward R. Murrow Award 2018
      Kavitha Chekuru, Adrienne Haspel, Laila Al-Arian and Teresa Bo
      Al Jazeera English
      “No Shelter: Family Separation at the Border”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Kavitha Chekuru, Adrienne Haspel, Laila Al-Arian and Teresa Bo

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Al Jazeera English

      Award Honored Work: “No Shelter: Family Separation at the Border”

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      (Top left to right) Kavitha Chekuru, Adrienne Haspel, (bottom left to right) Laila Al-Arian and Teresa Bo.

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Kavitha Chekuru, Adrienne Haspel, Laila Al-Arian and Teresa Bo

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Al Jazeera English

      Award Honored Work: “No Shelter: Family Separation at the Border”

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

      Al Jazeera offers a heartbreaking look into lives that have been ripped apart by U.S. immigration policies. With meticulous reporting and careful treatment, the documentary tracks every step of the process, detailing the confusion, cruelty and pain, without slipping into a tone of outrage or blame. Instead, viewers are drawn into the lives of real people faced with impossible choices as they try to flee violence. The three characters linger in viewers’ minds long after the documentary has ended.

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      Citation for Excellence recipients: VICE News Tonight on HBO
      Honored Work: “Rebuilding Mosul”

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    • 2018
      The Peter Jennings Award 2018
      Karen Edwards and Gemma Atwal
      HBO
      "Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Peter Jennings Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Karen Edwards and Gemma Atwal

      Award Recipient Affiliation: HBO

      Award Honored Work: "Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram”

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      Karen Edwards (left) and Gemma Atwal

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Peter Jennings Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Karen Edwards and Gemma Atwal

      Award Recipient Affiliation: HBO

      Award Honored Work: "Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram”

      Best TV, video or documentary about international affairs with a run time over 30 minutes

      Four years in the making, this unique film tells the exclusive story of two groups of Nigerian girls who are trying to recover from their kidnapping and years of captivity by Boko Haram. Years after the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, the filmmakers share the young women’s stories with dignity and humanity, giving voice to these previously silent survivors.

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      (No Citation of Excellence given for 2018 in this category)

    • 2018
      The Best Cartoon Award 2018
      Patrick Chappatte
      The New York Times

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Best Cartoon Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Patrick Chappatte

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work:

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      Patrick Chappatte

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Best Cartoon Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Patrick Chappatte

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work:

      Best print, digital or graphic journalism on international affairs

      Patrick Chappatte’s cartoons for The New York Times were a model of the form. One, in particular, stood out: a scene inside a Saudi Arabian classroom that highlighted the changing face of that country and the dangers inherent in one particular profession – journalism. Like so much of Chappatte’s work, it economically and elegantly conveys the idea in a dynamic way—concisely and with nuance, illustrating the kinds of freedom that democracy needs and autocracy fears. It manages that feat with humor—no easy task, considering the seriousness of the topic and the gruesomeness of the event that inspired it. It is, simply, a remarkable accomplishment.

      Award Page (with a slide show of winning cartoons) >>

      (No Citation for Excellence in 2018)

    • 2018
      The Ed Cunningham Award 2018
      Anand Gopal
      The New Yorker
      “Syria’s Last Bastion of Freedom”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Anand Gopal

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker

      Award Honored Work: “Syria’s Last Bastion of Freedom”

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      Anand Gopal

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Anand Gopal

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker

      Award Honored Work: “Syria’s Last Bastion of Freedom”

      Best magazine-style, long-form narrative feature in print or digital on an international story

      “Tell the story of your village,” the Italian novelist Andrea Camilleri once said. “If you tell it well, you will have told the story of the world.” Anand Gopal is not from the war-torn Syrian village of Saraquib, but he immersed himself in the life and soul of the place during six years of brave and brilliant reporting. The result was a masterpiece. Gopal distilled the scope of the savagery and complexity of the Syrian war into a compelling, coherent narrative. He painted an unforgettable portrait of citizens who clung to their ideals amid death and devastation. Gopal’s elegant writing brought alive characters such as the accountant Osama al-Hossein, who withstood peril and suffering to lead the first election in Saraquib. This tragic yet heroic saga told an important story about a place and its people—and a larger story about humanity at its best and worst.

      Award Page (with link to the winning work) >> 

      (No Citation of Excellence for this award given for 2018)

    • 2018
      The Malcolm Forbes and Morton Frank Award 2018
      Walt Bogdanich, Michael Forsythe and NYT staff
      The New York Times
      “The Enablers”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes and Morton Frank Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Walt Bogdanich, Michael Forsythe and NYT staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “The Enablers”

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      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes and Morton Frank Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Walt Bogdanich, Michael Forsythe and NYT staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “The Enablers”

      Best international business news reporting in any medium

      It’s no secret that authoritarian regimes such as China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are gaining influence around the globe. The surprise is who is helping them: American consulting firms, British public relations shops and Western political operatives all looking to make a buck. With its intrepid series “The Enablers,” The New York Times exposed how the brightest minds in the West are linked to some of the darkest deeds of strongmen and plutocrats. In exchange for multi-million dollar paydays, these fee-seekers have helped Saudi Arabia jail dissidents at home and starve civilians in Yemen. They have strengthened China’s military, helped a Russian oligarch evade U.S. sanctions and assisted South Africa’s leaders in gutting the tax agency investigating them for tax evasion—just a few examples uncovered over months of reporting that was powerful, sobering and impressive in its sweep.

      Award Page (with links to winning work) >> 

      Citation for Excellence recipients: Cam Simpson, Gavin Finch and Kit Chellel
      Affiliation: Bloomberg
      Honored Work: “The Brexit Short”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2018
      The Cornelius Ryan Award 2018
      Rania Abouzeid
      W. W. Norton & Company
      “No Turning Back: Life, Loss and Hope in Wartime Syria”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Rania Abouzeid

      Award Recipient Affiliation: W. W. Norton & Company

      Award Honored Work: “No Turning Back: Life, Loss and Hope in Wartime Syria”

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      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Rania Abouzeid

      Award Recipient Affiliation: W. W. Norton & Company

      Award Honored Work: “No Turning Back: Life, Loss and Hope in Wartime Syria”

      Best non-fiction book on international affairs

      No Turning Back” is an extraordinary feat of reporting—a searing account of the lives of Syrians from all sides caught up in a catastrophic war. A fluent Arabic speaker, Abouzeid draws on her years of often dangerous reporting inside the conflict zone and the deep ties she has built up with people of all political and religious persuasions. This allows her to describe and explain in detail Syria’s tragic descent from the optimism of the first peaceful democratic uprisings in 2011 to the sectarian slaughter of civilians and brutal and misguided foreign interventions. Abouzeid spares nothing in describing the appalling torture and endless mass killings of civilians by the Assad regime. But her use of personal narratives and her fluid writing never let us lose track of the humanity of the Syrians suffering on all sides.

      Award Page >>

      Citation for Excellence recipient: Barbie Nadeau
      Affiliation: Oneworld Publications
      Honored Work: Roadmap to Hell: Sex, Drugs and Guns on the Mafia Coast

      Citation Page >>

    • 2018
      The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2018
      Mansi Choksi
      Harper’s Magazine
      “The Newlyweds”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Mansi Choksi

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Harper’s Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “The Newlyweds”

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      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Mansi Choksi

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Harper’s Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “The Newlyweds”

      Best international reporting in print or digital showing a concern for the human condition

      This superbly written piece breathes new life into the timeless story of thwarted romance, taking readers into a daring young couple’s elopement in rural India and the myriad obstacles against them. The saga unfolds with a novel’s pacing and deep character development as the newlyweds fight through caste, custom, violence and exploitation in their quest for the most universal of human yearnings: love.

      Award Page >>

      Citation for Excellence recipients: Finlay Young, Kathleen Flynn
      Affiliation: ProPublica and TIME
      Honored Work: “Unprotected”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2018
      The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award
      VICE News Tonight on HBO
      VICE News Tonight on HBO
      “Year of the Dog: Inside the World's Largest Human Migration”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award

      Award Recipient: VICE News Tonight on HBO

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE News Tonight on HBO

      Award Honored Work: “Year of the Dog: Inside the World's Largest Human Migration”

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      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award

      Award Recipient: VICE News Tonight on HBO

      Award Recipient Affiliation: VICE News Tonight on HBO

      Award Honored Work: “Year of the Dog: Inside the World's Largest Human Migration”

      Best international reporting in the broadcast media showing a concern for the human condition

      Through an intimate portrait of one family, we experience the impact on 287 million Chinese migrant workers who live apart from their families. In a country known for restrictions on the media, VICE follows a couple working in a coastal city during their 40-hour journey home to their rural village for the Lunar New Year. We are with them as they sleep upright in a packed train car and during their reunion with their excited young son and sullen 15-year-old daughter, who refuses to embrace them after a year of separation. Through words (translated) and a camera (that is often close up and sometimes undercover), we recognize the tradeoffs forced on families by economic hardships— the regret of hardworking young parents missing their children, the weariness of a grandfather doing his best to raise them, and uncomfortable silences as the family pinches dough for dumplings for a once-a-year holiday meal. While many of us knew about this massive migration, we only came to understand it through this cinematic depiction of one family living a universal story.

      Award Page (with links to stories) >>

      Citation for Excellence Recipients: Adam Ellick, Taylor Adams, Kristin Bye and Leah Varjacques
      Affiliation: The New York Times
      Honored Work: “’It’s an Act of Murder’: How Europe Outsources Suffering as Migrants Drown”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2018
      The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2018
      Jeffrey E. Stern
      The New York Times Magazine, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
      “From Arizona to Yemen: The Journey of an American Bomb”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Jeffrey E. Stern

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times Magazine, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

      Award Honored Work: “From Arizona to Yemen: The Journey of an American Bomb”

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      Jeffrey E. Stern

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Jeffrey E. Stern

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times Magazine, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

      Award Honored Work: “From Arizona to Yemen: The Journey of an American Bomb”

      Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights

      In-depth reporting across continents traced the creation of a precision missile made by Raytheon in Tucson, Arizona, which was bought by the Saudi government and ultimately dropped on some innocent villagers in Yemen who had been outside celebrating a plan to dig a new well near their homes. Jeffrey Stern traced the missile from beginning to end: interviewing Raytheon workers, Human Rights Watch staff, explaining just how the Department of Defense helps U.S. corporations export deadly weapons and describing the business-as-usual tone of Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy on an earnings call with financial analysts. Stern returns to the Yemeni village where lives, bones and dreams were shattered. The forensic, thorough, diligent reporting of Stern brought home the human toll of all those actions and gave voice to people who are little-heard. With a calm sense of moral outrage, Stern shows us how the U.S. government and businesses have blood on their hands.

      Award Page (with links to stories) >>

      Citation for Excellence Recipients: Associated Press Staff
      Affiliation: The Associated Press
      Honored Work: “China Clamps Down”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2018
      The Whitman Bassow Award 2018
      Abrahm Lustgarten
      ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine
      "Fuel to the Fire"

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Abrahm Lustgarten

      Award Recipient Affiliation: ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine

      Award Honored Work: "Fuel to the Fire"

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      Abrahm Lustgarten

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Abrahm Lustgarten

      Award Recipient Affiliation: ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine

      Award Honored Work: "Fuel to the Fire"

      Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues

      A profoundly reported work on multiple levels, “Fuel to the Fire” dissects a man-made ecological disaster: how a U.S. biofuels policy engineered mainly to serve corporate interests combined with Indonesian political corruption to devastate Southeast Asian forests and trigger a surge in carbon emissions. Abrahm Lustgarten embraces a complex issue, attacks its many dimensions head on, lucidly enlightens the reader, and offers the public a possible roadmap for action.

      Award Page (with links to stories) >>

      Citation for Excellence Recipients: Maurice Tamman, Matthew Green, Mari Saito, Sarah Slobin and Maryanne Murray
      Affiliation: Reuters
      Honored Work: “Ocean Shock”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2018
      The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2018
      Caracas Bureau
      Reuters
      “Venezuela Coverage”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Caracas Bureau

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Venezuela Coverage”

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      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Caracas Bureau

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Venezuela Coverage”

      Best reporting in any medium on Latin America

      Venezuela is an extremely difficult country for journalist s right now. News organizations across the Americas produced gutsy, deep and harrowing coverage of Venezuela’s economic and social collapse. The Reuters’ Caracas bureau excelled in telling compelling stories of the wrenching decision taken by millions of Venezuelans to leave their country in order to survive. Also impressive was the Reuters investigation chronicling a Chinese company’s collaboration with the Maduro government on new, high-tech national ID cards that enable the regime to track citizens’ receipt of government services. Finally, the deep dive on the chaos within the country’s state-run oil company provided a road map to the country’s economic collapse. How a country that holds the world’s largest reserves of oil could be suffering a drop in oil production is one of the mysteries that confound outside observers; this Reuters analysis explains why, and makes it clear that increased military involvement in running the oil giant ties the armed forces ever closer to the Maduro administration.

      Award Page (with links to stories) >>

      Citation for Excellence Recipients: David Luhnow, Samantha Pearson, Juan Forero and Jose de Cordoba
      Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal
      Honored Work: “Silent Slaughter”

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      VICE News Tonight on HBO
      “Walking to America”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2018
      The Kim Wall Award 2018
      David M. Halbfinger, Yousur Al-Hlou, John Woo, Malachy Browne and Iyad Abuheweila
      The New York Times
      “The Death and Life of a Gaza Medic”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Kim Wall Award 2018

      Award Recipient: David M. Halbfinger, Yousur Al-Hlou, John Woo, Malachy Browne and Iyad Abuheweila

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “The Death and Life of a Gaza Medic”

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      (Top, left to right) David M. Halbfinger, Yousur Al-Hlou, John Woo, (bottom, left to right) Malachy Browne and Iyad Abuheweila

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Kim Wall Award 2018

      Award Recipient: David M. Halbfinger, Yousur Al-Hlou, John Woo, Malachy Browne and Iyad Abuheweila

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “The Death and Life of a Gaza Medic”

      Best story or series of stories on international affairs using creative and dynamic storytelling techniques

      When 20-year-old medic Rouzan al-Najjar was killed by an Israeli bullet in Gaza last June, she instantly became a symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In this 5-month interactive investigation, the New York Times not only captured the complex life and death of a charismatic young woman from Gaza, but also revealed how the shot that killed her was potentially a war crime. Collecting and analyzing more than 1,000 images from the site of the killing, Times reporters partnered with the British research agency Forensic Architecture to create a 3D reconstruction of the fatal shot from six angles. Reporters made multiple trips to Gaza, visited Israeli sniper positions, analyzed ballistic evidence, and interviewed legal experts, government officials, eyewitnesses, and those who knew al-Najjar best. The resulting evidence challenged the Israel Defense Forces’ claim about the shot that killed al-Najjar, and prompted a criminal investigation. Judge Mansi Choksi, a friend and reporting partner of Kim Wall, said it was exactly “the kind of ambitious story Kim would have liked to do,” particularly because it “challenged gendered cliches about empowerment and victimization.”

      Award Page (with links to stories) >>

      Citation for Excellence Recipients: Michelle Mizner, Katie Worth, Carla Borras, Raney Aronson and Andrew Metz
      Affiliation: FRONTLINE and GroundTruth
      Honored Work: “The Last Generation”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2018
      The Roy Rowan Award 2018
      International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, NBC News Investigative Unit, The Associated Press and media partners
      International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, NBC News Investigative Unit, The Associated Press and media partners
      “Implant Files”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Roy Rowan Award 2018

      Award Recipient: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, NBC News Investigative Unit, The Associated Press and media partners

      Award Recipient Affiliation: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, NBC News Investigative Unit, The Associated Press and media partners

      Award Honored Work: “Implant Files”

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      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Roy Rowan Award 2018

      Award Recipient: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, NBC News Investigative Unit, The Associated Press and media partners

      Award Recipient Affiliation: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, NBC News Investigative Unit, The Associated Press and media partners

      Award Honored Work: “Implant Files”

      Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story

      For sheer breadth, depth of research and astonishing findings, Implant Files is in a class by itself. Reported by 350 journalists around the globe, the investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the Associated Press and NBC News Investigative Unit exposed deadly flaws in the global regulation of medical that have left thousands disfigured, disabled or dead. By mining buried U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) records, reporters reached the shocking conclusion that during the last decade alone defective implants have caused 83,000 deaths and 1.7 million injuries around the world. The investigation also showed how regulators are bowing to industry pressure to rush products to market and then covering up reports of injuries and deaths when those devices fail. Anecdotal stories have long surfaced about medical devices gone wrong. But the ICIJ-led probe showed that the failures are a systemic problem that authorities have refused to confront. The series sparked immediate pledges for reform from health authorities in North America and Europe.

      Award Page (with links to stories) >>

      Citation for Excellence Recipients: Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry and Nariman El-Mofty
      Affiliation: The Associated Press, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
      Honored Work: “Yemen’s Dirty War”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2018
      The Flora Lewis Award 2018
      Trudy Rubin
      The Philadelphia Inquirer
      “Stress test for Democracies: Populism, Autocrats, China and Trump”

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Flora Lewis Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Trudy Rubin

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Philadelphia Inquirer

      Award Honored Work: “Stress test for Democracies: Populism, Autocrats, China and Trump”

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      Trudy Rubin

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The Flora Lewis Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Trudy Rubin

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Philadelphia Inquirer

      Award Honored Work: “Stress test for Democracies: Populism, Autocrats, China and Trump”

      Best commentary in any medium on international news

      Trudy Rubin had a splendid year, the latest in a run that deserves a lifetime achievement award. (And the Inquirer should get one for keeping a first-rate foreign affairs columnist on the staff when so many dailies have retrenched.) Rubin writes in clear, plain English informed by a career of travel, deep curiosity and calm analysis. In 2018 she was an excellent guide to the rising tide of populism and the lurches of the America-first president. As one juror put it, “Anyone who reads her regularly cannot help but have a clear and thoughtful understanding of the wider world.”

      Award Page (with links to work) >>

      (No Citation for Excellence)

    • 2018
      The President’s Award 2018
      Kathy Gannon
      The Associated Press
      President’s Award

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Kathy Gannon

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: President’s Award

      Award Date: 2018

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2018

      Award Recipient: Kathy Gannon

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: President’s Award

    • 2017
      The Hal Boyle Award 2017
      Associated Press Staff
      The Associated Press
      “Rohingya Exodus”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Associated Press Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Rohingya Exodus”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Associated Press Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Rohingya Exodus”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad

      In a series of powerful and unforgettable stories, rich with detail and dogged reporting, a team of Associated Press journalists documented the horrific crimes unfolding against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. The AP brought together an impressive talent pool with different skills, from investigative reporter to narrative writer and local insight, to take readers to the front lines of this conflict. The stories exemplified foreign correspondence at its best: exposing and chronicling human rights violations, putting a human face on conflict and providing a road map for future investigations into what world powers are calling genocide. Simply put, it was an incredible package that you want to urge everyone to read.

      Awards Page (with links to stories) >>

      Citation Recipients: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, Manuel Mogato and Reuters team
      Affiliation: Reuters
      Honored Work: “Duterte’s War”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Bob Considine Award 2017
      New York Times Staff
      The New York Times
      “North Korea, and the Unthinkable”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2017

      Award Recipient: New York Times Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “North Korea, and the Unthinkable”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2017

      Award Recipient: New York Times Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “North Korea, and the Unthinkable”

      Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs

      No story captured world attention in 2017 like North Korea’s claim to have developed a nuclear-armed intercontinental missile capable of unleashing a once-unthinkable war. Of the multiple media projects that explored and analyzed Kim Jong-un’s objectives, The New York Times most effectively harnessed the expertise of its correspondents around the world. Their stories explained the failed Western strategies for containing Kim, looked beyond the cartoonish portrayals of the determined young leader and detailed his success in circumventing sanctions to bankroll “parallel advance”—the loosening of constraints on private enterprise that both improved North Korea’s economy and helped Kim realize his dream of turning his nation into a nuclear power.

      Award Page (with links to stories) >>

      Citation Recipient: Borzou Daragahi
      Affiliation: BuzzFeed
      Honored Work: “Iran and the US at a Crossroads”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2017
      Carol Guzy
      Zuma Press
      “Scars of Mosul, the Legacy of ISIS”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Carol Guzy

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Zuma Press

      Award Honored Work: “Scars of Mosul, the Legacy of ISIS”

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      Carol Guzy

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Carol Guzy

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Zuma Press

      Award Honored Work: “Scars of Mosul, the Legacy of ISIS”

      Best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise

      Guzy’s entry offered an intimate and unconventional perspective of a civilian population ravaged by war. Carol trained her camera on the most vulnerable inhabitants of Mosul’s civilian population amid the Iraqi Army’s fierce battle to tear the city from the grasp of the Islamic State. She stepped outside the bounds of covering a hostile story and offered an intimate, sensitive and haunting coverage of the innocents we often do not see reflected in images from amid the gore of wartime.

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipients: Ivor Prickett
      Affiliation: The New York Times
      Honored Work: “What ISIS Left Behind”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Olivier Rebbot Award 2017
      Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria
      Reuters
      “Venezuela Marred by Violence “

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Venezuela Marred by Violence “

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      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Venezuela Marred by Violence “

      Best photographic reporting from abroad in any medium

      Covering one of the biggest stories of the year, the photojournalists endured clouds of tear gas, petrol bombs, water cannons and live ammunition while attempting to portray the volatile economic and political turmoil in Venezuela. The images show unprecedented scenes of a once prosperous nation unraveling into chaos. The entry, condensed to twelve dizzying images, showcased one of the most visually hostile stories of the year. The potent and strikingly violent images invoked an auditory response from the jury as they rolled across the screen.

      Click here to see winning photos >>

      Citation Recipient: Mohammad Ponir Hossain, Danish Siddiqui, Hannah McKay, Damir Sagolj and Cathal McNaughton
      Affiliation: Reuters
      Honored Work: “Rohingya Flee Violence in Myanmar”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Feature Photography Award 2017
      Kevin Frayer
      Getty Images
      “The Harrowing Exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Feature Photography Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Kevin Frayer

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Getty Images

      Award Honored Work: “The Harrowing Exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh”

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      Kevin Frayer

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Feature Photography Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Kevin Frayer

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Getty Images

      Award Honored Work: “The Harrowing Exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh”

      Best feature photography published in any medium on an international theme

      One of the most comprehensive picture packages of the year, Kevin Frayer’s images documented the Rohingyas’ grueling and deadly exodus from Myanmar. Frayer’s images struck the jury with their haunting beauty, sophistication and breadth. Amid the chaos, his images managed to convey a strong warmth and sympathy for his subjects and their struggle.

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipient: Meridith Kohut
      Affiliation: The New York Times
      Honored Work: “As Venezuela Collapses, Children are Dying of Hunger”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Lowell Thomas Award 2017
      Gregory Warner, Laura Heaton, Marianne McCune, Michael May and Jess Jiang
      NPR
      “The Congo We Listen To,” an episode of the Rough Translation podcast

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Lowell Thomas Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Gregory Warner, Laura Heaton, Marianne McCune, Michael May and Jess Jiang

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NPR

      Award Honored Work: “The Congo We Listen To,” an episode of the Rough Translation podcast

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      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Lowell Thomas Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Gregory Warner, Laura Heaton, Marianne McCune, Michael May and Jess Jiang

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NPR

      Award Honored Work: “The Congo We Listen To,” an episode of the Rough Translation podcast

      Best radio, audio or podcast news or interpretation of international affairs

      At the heart of good journalism is an honest reckoning with how we know what we know, and what more we need to know. Such was the case with the NPR podcast Rough Translations’ episode: “The Congo We Listen To.” It featured Laura Heaton, a freelance reporter who decided to revisit the 2010 story of mass rape by militia groups in a Congolese village, wanting to know whether that brief period of saturated international media attention had a lasting impact on the village and its women. What she found was that the real story was different from what had been reported, and she worked to find out why village women had chosen to hide the full story. Heaton, with Rough Translation host Gregory Warner, produced a complex and compelling tale about what stories are told, what stories are hidden, and how journalists with good instincts, time and patience, can find a much richer story by listening for what hasn’t been said.

      Hear the award-winning work: “The Congo We Listen To,” an episode of the Rough Translation podcast

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipients: Marlon Bishop, Maria Hinojosa, Nadia Reiman and Stephanie Lebow
      Affiliation: Latino USA
      Honored Work: “A Border Drawn in Blood”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The David Kaplan Award 2017
      Nick Paton Walsh and Arwa Damon
      CNN
      “Fall of ISIS”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Nick Paton Walsh and Arwa Damon

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN

      Award Honored Work: “Fall of ISIS”

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      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Nick Paton Walsh and Arwa Damon

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN

      Award Honored Work: “Fall of ISIS”

      Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad

      CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh and Arwa Damon brought viewers directly into the final fight to push the ISIS terrorists out of their strongholds in Iraq and Syria while at the same time revealing its terrible human cost. Paton Walsh and his team witnessed the fight for the Al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the closing hours of the battle when ISIS fighters emerged from the ruins and gave themselves up. Damon’s reporting and particularly poignant narrative on the dead and injured is so strong it is hard to watch. An Arabic speaker, Arwa encouraged survivors of a U.S. bombing that killed over 100 people in Mosul to talk about the agony and death that surrounded them. Judges felt the complementary stories by Paton Walsh and Damon were extraordinary examples of the psychological cost to the victims of prolonged ISIS rule and the fighting that brought it to an end.

      Award Page >>

      Watch a sample of work from “Fall of ISIS” >>

      Citation Recipients: Ian Pannell, Matt McGarry, Rym Momtaz, Nicky DeBlois and Jenna Millman
      Affiliation: ABC News
      Honored Work: “The War Against ISIS”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Edward R. Murrow Award 2017
      FRONTLINE PBS in association with Channel 4
      FRONTLINE PBS in association with Channel 4
      “Mosul”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2017

      Award Recipient: FRONTLINE PBS in association with Channel 4

      Award Recipient Affiliation: FRONTLINE PBS in association with Channel 4

      Award Honored Work: “Mosul”

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      Top, left to right: Raney Aronson-Rath, James Jones, Olivier Sarbil. Bottom, left to right: Dan Edge and Andrew Metz.

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2017

      Award Recipient: FRONTLINE PBS in association with Channel 4

      Award Recipient Affiliation: FRONTLINE PBS in association with Channel 4

      Award Honored Work: “Mosul”

      Best TV, video or documentary interpretation of international affairs less than one hour

      The world has been riveted in horror by the brutality of ISIS and the long, bloody campaign to defeat it in Syria and Iraq. The climactic showdown was the 9-month-long battle of Mosul. In Mosul, filmmaker Olivier Sarbil follows a squad of Iraqi Special Forces as they fight their way house by house through Mosul. His documentary stands out for the way it connects viewers with the characters of four Iraqi soldiers, putting human faces on an inhuman conflict. Sarbil shows how the mostly Sunni civilians fear the predominantly Shiite Iraqi soldiers, who in turn are wary of ISIS fighters trying to hide among the civilians they meet – this is the fundamental root of the conflict. We hear the crunch of broken glass under the soldiers’ boots as they approach a doorway, the whispered warning not to move a curtain which could give away their position, the boom of a car bomb that kills one of their comrades. This is the ugly, unpredictable but relentless face of war, seen from up very close through Sarbil’s lens—and clearly at substantial risk to himself.

      Award Page >>

      Watch “Mosul” >>

      Citation Recipients: Steve Kroft, Draggan Mihailovich, Laura Dodd and Matthew Lev
      Affiliation: CBS 60 Minutes
      Honored Work: “Isle of Eigg

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      09 The Peter Jennings Award 2017
      Evgeny Alfineevsky, Den Tolmor and Aaron I. Butler
      HBO
      “Cries from Syria”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: 09 The Peter Jennings Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Evgeny Alfineevsky, Den Tolmor and Aaron I. Butler

      Award Recipient Affiliation: HBO

      Award Honored Work: “Cries from Syria”

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      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: 09 The Peter Jennings Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Evgeny Alfineevsky, Den Tolmor and Aaron I. Butler

      Award Recipient Affiliation: HBO

      Award Honored Work: “Cries from Syria”

      Best TV, video or documentary about international affairs one hour or longer

      This remarkable documentary, “Cries from Syria”, serves as an important contribution to the reporting on the Syrian crisis, one of the most challenging conflicts for foreign journalists to cover. By combining footage shot by activists and ordinary citizens with interviews with Syrians who have survived the war, the film masterfully captures a story that is both personal and comprehensive. The filmmaker sheds light on the human toll of the Syrian conflict and highlights the extent of the Syrian government’s war crimes against its own people. It is a film that not only informs and raises awareness of the ongoing war but also memorializes the Syrians who were on the front lines of the conflict.

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipients: Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser, Jim Gilmore, Philip Bennett, David E. Hoffman and Raney Aronson-Rath
      Affiliation: PBS FRONTLINE
      Honored Work: “Putin’s Revenge”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Ed Cunningham Award 2017
      Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal
      The New York Times Magazine
      “The Uncounted”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “The Uncounted”

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      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times Magazine

      Award Honored Work: “The Uncounted”

      Best magazine reporting in print or digital on an international story

      Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal spent almost two years visiting about 150 bomb sites in northern Iraq, often at great personal risk, for this powerful story that showed civilian casualties caused by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes were considerably higher than previously reported. With acompelling main character in Bassim Razzo, whose home and family in Mosul were obliterated, indefatigable sleuthing by Khan and Gopal that challenged U.S. statistics, and an impressive use of photography and videography, “The Uncounted” provided a horrifying accounting of the true cost of America’s war.

      Read the award-winning work: The Uncounted

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipients: Ben Mauk, Laura Kasinof, George Butler and Diana Markosian
      Affiliation: Virginia Quarterly Review/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
      Honored Work: “Paths to Refuge”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Thomas Nast Award 2017
      Clay Bennett
      Chattanooga Times Free Press
      Clay Bennett

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Thomas Nast Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Clay Bennett

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Chattanooga Times Free Press

      Award Honored Work: Clay Bennett

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      Clay Bennett

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Thomas Nast Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Clay Bennett

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Chattanooga Times Free Press

      Award Honored Work: Clay Bennett

      Best cartoons on international affairs

      Clay Bennett’s deceptively simple cartoons, often without captions, drive home strong, perceptive messages on topics ranging from global warming, immigration, North Korea’s nuclear program and Vladimir Putin, to Donald Trump’s handling of complex foreign policy issues. Clever ideas and an engaging style make for a memorable portfolio.

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipients: Kevin Kallaugher
      Affiliation: The Economist

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Morton Frank Award 2017
      Monte Reel
      Bloomberg Businessweek
      “How to Rebuild Puerto Rico”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Morton Frank Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Monte Reel

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Bloomberg Businessweek

      Award Honored Work: “How to Rebuild Puerto Rico”

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      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Morton Frank Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Monte Reel

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Bloomberg Businessweek

      Award Honored Work: “How to Rebuild Puerto Rico”

      Best magazine international business news reporting in print or digital

      Puerto Rico lives in a limbo. As a territory of the United States, its people have American citizenship. But lacking statehood, the island lacks clout in Washington, as became tragically evident in 2017, when a hurricane devastated the island-and Puerto Ricans were largely left to their own devices. Monte Reel’s engagingly written account of the aftermath, “How to Rebuild Puerto Rico,” is a sweeping, moving and financially literate account of Puerto Ricans’ struggle to recover. Refusing to bow to cynicism and commending the islanders’ grit, Reel nevertheless realistically examines the obstacles, in Washington and home-grown, to not only recovery but also to a lasting prosperity for this perennially troubled land.

      Read “How to Rebuild Puerto Rico”

      Award Page >>

      (No Citation)

    • 2017
      The Malcolm Forbes Award 2017
      Paritosh Bansal, Tom Lasseter, Aditya Kalra, Duff Wilson and team
      Reuters
      “The Philip Morris Files”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Paritosh Bansal, Tom Lasseter, Aditya Kalra, Duff Wilson and team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “The Philip Morris Files”

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      Clockwise from upper left: Paritosh Bansal, Tom Lasseter, Duff Wilson, Aditya Kalra.

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Paritosh Bansal, Tom Lasseter, Aditya Kalra, Duff Wilson and team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “The Philip Morris Files”

      Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services or digital

      In industry after industry companies with big lobbying budgets have managed to control and even dictate regulations without being seen. In “The Phillip Morris Files”, a team of Reuters’ reporters takes us inside that world: the behind-the-scenes maneuvering; the strategic targeting of weakest government links; and the congratulatory high-fiving when the mission is accomplished. This eyeopening series shows just how sophisticated and determined the tobacco industry has been in fighting anti-tobacco forces in government and at international agencies. The team of reporters took powerful leaked documents, followed it up with shoe-leather reporting, and brought home a series with impact.

      Read the award-winning work: The Philip Morris Files

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipients: Lauren Etter, Benjamin Elgin, Sarah Frier and Michael Riley
      Affiliation: Bloomberg News
      Honored Work: “Facebook and the Assault on Democracy”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Cornelius Ryan Award 2017
      Suzy Hansen
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux
      Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Suzy Hansen

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

      Award Honored Work: Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World

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      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Suzy Hansen

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

      Award Honored Work: Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World

      Best non-fiction book on international affairs

      American journalist Suzy Hansen moved to Istanbul to better understand the Muslim world. Her highly insightful and engaging book weaves her own background—white, small-town America, elite college—with an awakening on why the U.S. is often hated overseas amid decades of American intervention in the Middle East and elsewhere. She takes aim in particular at how the abiding myth of “American exceptionalism” has blinded American policymakers, journalists and citizens to an often sordid reality. Hansen has produced a sweeping and powerful corrective to the way
      most Americans view U.S. foreign policy of the past 70 years.

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipient: Joshua Kurlantzick
      Affiliation: Simon & Schuster
      Honored Work: A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2017
      Associated Press Staff
      The Associated Press
      “Collapse of the Caliphate: Triumph and Tragedy in Mosul”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Associated Press Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Collapse of the Caliphate: Triumph and Tragedy in Mosul”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Associated Press Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Collapse of the Caliphate: Triumph and Tragedy in Mosul”

      Best international reporting in print or digital showing a concern for the human condition

      AP reporters covering the collapse of Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate struck the right balance between aggressive reporting and sensitive writing on the horrors endured by Mosul residents. The result is gripping, timely coverage that evoked ghastly images, but also showed the determination of ordinary Iraqis to retain their dignity and humanity in the worst of circumstances. Overall, a sophisticated package of stories that illuminate a human condition the world should not ignore.

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipients: Cynthia Gorney, Amy Toensing and Kathryn Carlson
      Affiliation: National Geographic
      Honored Work: “Life After Loss”

      Citation Page >>

       

    • 2017
      The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2017
      Ed Ou and Aurora Almendral
      NBC Left Field
      “The Kill List: The Brutal Drug War in the Philippines”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Ed Ou and Aurora Almendral

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NBC Left Field

      Award Honored Work: “The Kill List: The Brutal Drug War in the Philippines”

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      Ed Ou (left) and Aurora Almendral

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Ed Ou and Aurora Almendral

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NBC Left Field

      Award Honored Work: “The Kill List: The Brutal Drug War in the Philippines”

      Best international reporting in the broadcast media showing a concern for the human condition

      “The Kill List” is a personal and riveting behind-the-scenes insight into the Philippines drug war as seen through the eyes of people involved. The viewer is taken on a journey by hunters and the hunted. The quest by the police to rid the streets of drug users results in the hunted left lifeless. We are taken inside a morgue where a young man is asked to identify a body. He pulls back the sheet and sees the corpse of his father. The moment is raw and emotional. Visible are the bullet wounds and the cuff marks on his wrists. Ed Ou’s spell-binding camerawork is strikingly powerful. Kudos to the video team for taking a back seat and letting the characters and the visuals own this powerful story.

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipient: Jordan Kronick, David Scott, Fernando Villegas and Daniel Litke
      Affiliation: HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
      Honored Work: “The Strongman—Ramzan Kadyrov”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2017
      Maggie Michael
      The Associated Press
      “In Yemen, Human Rights a Casualty of War”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Maggie Michael

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “In Yemen, Human Rights a Casualty of War”

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      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Maggie Michael

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “In Yemen, Human Rights a Casualty of War”

      Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights

      In a year filled with horrific violence in many parts of the world, the war in Yemen did not get the attention it deserved. The AP series on the secret torture taking place fills out much of what was unknown about the war in Yemen led by U.S. ally Saudi Arabia. Maggie Michael took great personal risks, with her video colleague, driver and fixers, to tell the story of the 18 secret prisons in Yemen where detainees are tortured by men from the UAE. Chillingly, eyewitness reported seeing Americans in U.S. Military uniform assisting with interrogations. Michael also documented other effects of the proxy war waged in Yemen including malnourished children and economic pressures that result in more childhood marriages as families seek to offload their daughters. Michael and her team documented all of this and more in a chilling package that included charts, video and compelling graphics. The response was immediate and included calls by U.S. senators and the government of Yemen for an investigation.

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipients: Dionne Searcey and Sarah Topol
      Affiliation: The New York Times
      Honored Work: “Hell’s Children”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Whitman Bassow Award 2017
      Sam Evans-Brown and Hannah McCarthy
      Powerline, New Hampshire Public Radio
      “Outside/In” podcast

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Sam Evans-Brown and Hannah McCarthy

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Powerline, New Hampshire Public Radio

      Award Honored Work: “Outside/In” podcast

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      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Sam Evans-Brown and Hannah McCarthy

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Powerline, New Hampshire Public Radio

      Award Honored Work: “Outside/In” podcast

      Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues

      This illuminating four-part radio documentary is the result of six months of exhaustive reporting, in which Evans-Brown and McCarthy explore the consequences of a Massachusetts decision to cut carbon emissions by 25%. Their investigation takes them into remote native communities in northern Quebec, where livelihoods have been devastated by giant hydropower projects. Hours of audio include interviews in indigenous languages, decades of history, dissection of Canadian government documents, and the sounds of rushing rivers that immerse listeners in a real sense of discovery. The judges especially liked the team’s ambition, as well as its conclusion that no energy source, no matter how clean, is free of victims—a fact that is too often lost in the coverage of climate change.

      Award-Winning Work:Outside/In” podcast

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipients: Douglas Fox, Laurent Ballesta and Camille Seaman
      Affiliation: National Geographic
      Honored Work: “Crisis on the Ice” and “Under Antarctica”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2017
      Richard Marosi
      Los Angeles Times
      "Mexico’s Housing Debacle: A Failed Vision"

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Richard Marosi

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Los Angeles Times

      Award Honored Work: "Mexico’s Housing Debacle: A Failed Vision"

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      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Richard Marosi

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Los Angeles Times

      Award Honored Work: "Mexico’s Housing Debacle: A Failed Vision"

      Best reporting in any medium on Latin America

      Through rigorous investigation and compelling writing, Richard Marosi of the Los Angeles Times exposed the origins of a $100 billion scandal that has littered Mexico with shoddy housing projects and the broken aspirations of millions of would-be homeowners. Conceived at the turn of the century as a public-private initiative to build affordable suburbs across the country, the program raised billions from global investors and sparked the largest residential construction boom in Latin America. But instead of lifting up working-class families, the Times found, the program set off a “slow-motion social and financial catastrophe.” Drawing on documents, interviews and inspection of 50 developments from Tijuana to the Gulf of Mexico, Marosi chronicled how corruption, poor planning and impunity trapped thousands of Mexicans in unhealthy, sub-standard housing many could not afford. The Times series skillfully explored themes of poverty, inequality, corruption and accountability. It is a powerful example of investigative reporting and lucid writing arrayed against a major public issue hiding in plain sight.

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipient: Almudena Toral, Maye Primera, Oscar Martinez and Carlos Martinez
      Affiliation: Univision News Digital/El Faro
      Honored Work: “From Migrants to Refugees: The New Plight of Central Americans
      (Judge Carlos Dada recused himself from the citation selection.)

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Kim Wall Award 2017
      William Booth, Sufian Taha and Linda Davidson
      The Washington Post
      "Occupied"

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Kim Wall Award 2017

      Award Recipient: William Booth, Sufian Taha and Linda Davidson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: "Occupied"

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      William Booth, Sufian Taha and Linda Davidson

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Kim Wall Award 2017

      Award Recipient: William Booth, Sufian Taha and Linda Davidson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: "Occupied"

      Best story or series of stories on international affairs using digital storytelling techniques

      What does it feel like to be occupied in 2017? To answer this question, The Washington Post produced an intimate, immersive series that transports readers into the worlds of three Palestinians: an everyman construction worker; a matriarch in the final stages of cancer, and an idealistic tycoon striving to build a model city amidst turmoil. Fusing powerful writing, photos, maps and raw footage, “Occupied” captures the slow grind of thousands of men inching through a single checkpoint, and what it means to seek cancer treatment in an area where only 16 oncologists serve a population of more than 4 million. In doing so, journalists William Booth, Sufian Taha and Linda Davidson bring to life the continued human costs of Israel’s military occupation that has now lasted 50 years.

      Award Page >>

      Citation Recipients: Aryn Baker, Lynsey Addario and Francesca Trianni
      Affiliation: TIME, supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Merck for Mothers
      Honored Work: “Finding Home”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      The Roy Rowan Award 2017
      Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, Manuel Mogato and Reuters team
      Reuters
      “Duterte’s War”

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Roy Rowan Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, Manuel Mogato and Reuters team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Duterte’s War”

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      Left to right: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato.

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The Roy Rowan Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, Manuel Mogato and Reuters team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Duterte’s War”

      Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story

      Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines in 2016 on a promise to eradicate the scourge of drugs. Since then, his police forces have pursued that aim with a bloody vengeance, killing more than 9,000 people. The government has described the raids as legitimate law enforcement operations. In the series “Duterte’s War,” Reuters reporters Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall demolish that defense. Reuters dispatched Baldwin and Marshall to train a microscope on the mayhem. Aided by Manuel Mogato, they combed through law enforcement’s own records to pinpoint operations and identify the officers who conducted them. They examined video surveillance, interviewed scores of witnesses, debriefed emergency room physicians, reviewed leaked documents and obtained crucial testimony from senior police commanders themselves. Their exhaustive, meticulous reporting exposes the scope of the state’s role in the slaughter of its own citizens, making the unanswerable case that the Philippine police have been acting as death squads and using a variety of ruses to cover their tracks.

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipient: Iona Craig

      Affiliation: The Intercept

      Honored Work: “Death in Al Ghayil: Women and Children in Yemeni Village Recall Horror of Trump’s ‘Highly Successful’ SEAL Raid”

      Citation Page >>

    • 2017
      Best Commentary 2017
      Gideon Rachman
      Financial Times
      Gideon Rachman

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: Best Commentary 2017

      Award Recipient: Gideon Rachman

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Financial Times

      Award Honored Work: Gideon Rachman

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      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: Best Commentary 2017

      Award Recipient: Gideon Rachman

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Financial Times

      Award Honored Work: Gideon Rachman

      Best commentary in any medium on international news

      In an outstanding field of deeply reported and intelligent entries, Gideon Rachman’s range of subjects, reported insight and refreshing opinions was the most impressive. He was particularly forceful on the rising tide of nationalism facing Europe and the U.S. One reader summed it up this way: “A tour de force on the political challenges of our age by Gideon Rachman, possibly the best world affairs writer of the day.”

      AWARD PAGE >> (with links to work)

      (No citation.)

    • 2017
      The President’s Award 2017
      Journalists Who Died Covering the War in Syria
      President's Award

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Journalists Who Died Covering the War in Syria

      Award Recipient Affiliation:

      Award Honored Work: President's Award

      Award Date: 2017

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2017

      Award Recipient: Journalists Who Died Covering the War in Syria

      Award Recipient Affiliation:

      Award Honored Work: President's Award

    • 2016
      The Hal Boyle Award 2016
      Hannah Dreier
      The Associated Press
      “Venezuela Undone”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Hannah Dreier

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Venezuela Undone”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Hannah Dreier

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Venezuela Undone”

      In insightful, enduring, and richly detailed reports, Dreier chronicled the unraveling of a nation. Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis is not the story of a people overlooked by progress; it is the story of a once-prosperous society, with the largest oil reserves in the world, driven by its leaders to the brink of starvation. Dreier bore witness to a collapse of middle-class life — food riots, collapsing health care, the dawn of mob justice –and then unearthed its origins, a combination of mismanagement, political delusion and corruption. Throughout, she also exposed a less visible realm of ruin: the loss of empathy among neighbors, the corrosion of the soul. Her efforts had consequences. U.S. senators called for sanctions against corrupt officials. Readers donated money to pay for a child’s medical treatments. At the same time, she received threats from Venezuelan intelligence officers and government supporters. Hannah Dreier’s brave and revealing reporting exemplifies the legacy of Hal Boyle and the best of foreign correspondence. It is not only a rendering of recent history but also a warning for the future.

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipients: Ben Hubbard, Mark Mazzetti, Carlotta Gall, Scott Shane and Nicholas Kulish
      Affiliation: The New York Times
      Honored Work: “Secrets of the Kingdom”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2016
      The Bob Considine Award 2016
      Simon Denyer, Emily Rauhala and Elizabeth Dwoskin
      The Washington Post
      “Behind the Firewall”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Simon Denyer, Emily Rauhala and Elizabeth Dwoskin

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “Behind the Firewall”

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      Left to right: Simon Denyer, Emily Rauhala and Elizabeth Dwoskin. Photos: Bill O'Leary/Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Simon Denyer, Emily Rauhala and Elizabeth Dwoskin

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Washington Post

      Award Honored Work: “Behind the Firewall”

      In “Beyond the Firewall,” Washington Post reporters confronted a subject of vast dimensions and epic implications: the Internet in China. The idea of the Internet as an inherently democratizing force for good has run up against the reality of China’s campaign to censor in cyberspace. The team took readers into the fascinating and bizarre world behind the “Great Firewall.” They explained how the authoritarian regime in Beijing has utilized social media and web usage to create an Orwellian surveillance tool, the “social credit rating,” to punish and reward every citizen. They interviewed dissidents who test the boundaries of an implacable crackdown that has succeeded in blocking tens of thousands of websites, yet tolerates certain loopholes for a globally connected minority. The series was smart, vivid and effective, bringing alive a difficult subject. It explored a frontier where geopolitics and technology converge, presenting counter-intuitive questions about how governments manage ever-sprawling societies that have the potential to affect vast numbers of people, far beyond China and far into the future.

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipients: Tom Burgis, Pilitia Clark, Michael Peel, Charlie Bibby and Kari-Ruth Pedersen

      Affiliation: Financial Times
      Honored Work: “The Great Land Rush”

      Citation page >>

    • 2016
      The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2016
      Bryan Denton and Sergey Ponomarev
      The New York Times
      “What ISIS Wrought”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Bryan Denton and Sergey Ponomarev

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “What ISIS Wrought”

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      Bryan Denton, left, and Sergey Ponomarev.

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Bryan Denton and Sergey Ponomarev

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “What ISIS Wrought”

      Bryan Denton and Sergey Ponomarev showed exceptional courage, advancing with Iraqi Special Forces and Kurdish fighters into Islamic State-occupied areas, and they captured intimate views into the lives of those affected by war. The images were artful as well as powerfully journalistic.

      Click here to see winning photos >>

      Citation Recipient: Goran Tomasevic, Zohra Bensemra, Mohammed Salem and Ahmed Jadallah
      Affiliation: Reuters
      Honored Work: “Battle for Mosul”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2016
      The Olivier Rebbot Award 2016
      Daniel Berehulak
      The New York Times
      “They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Daniel Berehulak

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals”

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      Daniel Berehulak

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Daniel Berehulak

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals”

      Daniel Berehulak’s riveting photographs captured, intimately and in depth, the lives and deaths of those affected by the Philippine drug war. It was visual story telling at its best: images that one judge described as a “journey through hell.” The work also brought wide attention to a story that had been largely overlooked.

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      Citation Year: 2016
      Citation Recipient: Aris Messinis
      Affiliation: Agence France Presse
      Honored Work: “Desperate Journey”

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    • 2016
      Feature Photography Award 2016
      Meridith Kohut
      The New York Times
      “Inside Venezuela’s Crumbling Mental Hospitals”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: Feature Photography Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Meridith Kohut

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Inside Venezuela’s Crumbling Mental Hospitals”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: Feature Photography Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Meridith Kohut

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Inside Venezuela’s Crumbling Mental Hospitals”

      Meridith Kohut’s moving images brought attention to the plight of people in Venezuela’s state-run psychiatric hospitals, places that have been all but forgotten in that country’s disintegration. The stark, powerful photographs from inside the halls of those institutions grimly cast a light on endemic suffering and malnourishment.

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      Citation Year: 2016
      Citation Recipient: Tomas Munita
      Affiliation: The New York Times
      Honored Work: “Cuba on the Edge of Change”
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    • 2016
      The Lowell Thomas Award 2016
      Emily Harris, Gabe O’Connor, Barry Gordemer, Michael May and Larry Kaplow
      NPR
      “Moments of change for Palestinians and Israelis”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Lowell Thomas Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Emily Harris, Gabe O’Connor, Barry Gordemer, Michael May and Larry Kaplow

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NPR

      Award Honored Work: “Moments of change for Palestinians and Israelis”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Lowell Thomas Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Emily Harris, Gabe O’Connor, Barry Gordemer, Michael May and Larry Kaplow

      Award Recipient Affiliation: NPR

      Award Honored Work: “Moments of change for Palestinians and Israelis”

      What causes people to change their minds, their beliefs, their view of the forces shaping their lives? These four powerful and nuanced stories describe such pivotal moments for people living in the middle of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Emily Harris introduces us to a Palestinian man whose empathy transforms him from revenge seeker to peace activist. Then we meet a Palestinian woman, long involved in peace activism, who becomes alienated from the process and from her former Israeli friends. An Israeli woman changes from settlement opponent to West Bank settler. And a former Israeli soldier, once a proud defender of the nation, suddenly sees himself as “occupier” when he smiles at a young Palestinian girl and catches her look of fear in response. These profound transformations, pulling in different directions, deftly remind listeners of the many facets of this conflict, and they presage the challenges of finding a lasting peace.

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      Citation Recipient: Jasmine Garsd
      Affiliation: PRI’s The World
      Honored Work: “Women of Colombia’s War”
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    • 2016
      The David Kaplan Award 2016
      Clarissa Ward and team
      CNN
      “Undercover in Syria”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Clarissa Ward and team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN

      Award Honored Work: “Undercover in Syria”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Clarissa Ward and team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: CNN

      Award Honored Work: “Undercover in Syria”

      In a year marked by brave and courageous reporting, Clarissa Ward and her team at CNN stood out for the incredible risk they took to bring their stories from Syria to light. The images, editing, and writing brought jarring resonance to a critical story. With poignant interviews, CNN’s team told difficult stories without resorting to hype. It didn’t just address the what, but the why, including why doctors don’t leave and the implications for institutions under direct attack. This report exemplified international television reporting at its finest.

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      Citation Recipient: Morgan Till, Jane Ferguson, Jane Arraf, Jon Gerberg and Sara Just
      Affiliation: PBS NewsHour/Pulitzer Center
      Honored Work: “The Fight for Iraq”

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    • 2015
      The Edward R. Murrow Award 2016
      Beth Murphy, Charles Sennott, Justine Nagan, Chris White, Sally Jo Fifer
      PBS POV/GroundTruth
      “What Tomorrow Brings”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Beth Murphy, Charles Sennott, Justine Nagan, Chris White, Sally Jo Fifer

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PBS POV/GroundTruth

      Award Honored Work: “What Tomorrow Brings”

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      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Beth Murphy, Charles Sennott, Justine Nagan, Chris White, Sally Jo Fifer

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PBS POV/GroundTruth

      Award Honored Work: “What Tomorrow Brings”

      This documentary transported the life-and-death war for women’s rights in Afghanistan right into American living rooms. In a crystal-clear story about an all-girls school northeast of Kabul, the PBS team brilliantly illuminated the lives of the girls, their families and the courageous teachers and administrators striving to survive constant cultural, economic and political challenges.

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      Citation Recipient: Morgan Till, Jane Ferguson, Jane Arraf, Jon Gerberg and Sara Just
      Affiliation: PBS NewsHour/Pulitzer Center
      Honored Work: “The Fight for Iraq”
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    • 2016
      The Peter Jennings Award 2016
      The Real Sports Team
      HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
      “The Lords of the Rings”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Peter Jennings Award 2016

      Award Recipient: The Real Sports Team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

      Award Honored Work: “The Lords of the Rings”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Peter Jennings Award 2016

      Award Recipient: The Real Sports Team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

      Award Honored Work: “The Lords of the Rings”

      HBO’s documentary, the first recipient in this new OPC category, exemplified the core values of Peter Jennings’ reporting: commitment to covering international stories, unflinching dedication to the craft of journalism, consistent inquiry to uncover all aspects of a story, and the courage to follow the story no matter the consequences. “The Lord of the Rings” was an ambitious, unique and riveting expose that explained the painful human and environmental cost of the Olympic Games and the unethical practices of its organizing body, the International Olympics Committee, the wealthiest sports organization in the world. Reported over two years from nine countries with four correspondents, the 75-minute long program aired on the eve of the 2016 Rio Games and revealed that the IOC pursues wealth, privilege and glory for its members at a staggering cost to people around the world. This complex and disturbing story shed new light on the IOC and uncovered graft and corruption at a great cost to human rights and dignity at the Olympic Games.
       

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    • 2016
      The Ed Cunningham Award 2016
      Anand Gopal
      The Atlantic
      “The Hell After ISIS”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Anand Gopal

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Atlantic

      Award Honored Work: “The Hell After ISIS”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Anand Gopal

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Atlantic

      Award Honored Work: “The Hell After ISIS”

      Best magazine reporting in print or digital on an international story

      AWARD DATE: 2016

      AWARD NAME: 10 The Ed Cunningham Award

      AWARD RECIPIENT: Anand Gopal

      AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The Atlantic

      AWARD HONORED WORK: “The Hell After ISIS”

      AWARD SPONSOR: Ford Motor Company

      Anand Gopal’s “The Hell After ISIS” is a beautifully written account of the consequences of war. His narrative, based on 13 months of reporting, recounts the suffering of one Sunni family in Iraq, fleeing ISIS jihadists only to fall prey to unforgiving Shia militias. Gopal was detained and expelled from Iraq, but managed to return to complete this compelling narrative that sheds light on both the rise of ISIS and the global refugee crisis.

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      Citation Recipient: Scott Anderson
      Affiliation: The New York Times Magazine
      Honored Work: “Fractured Lands”
       
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    • 2016
      The Thomas Nast Award 2016
      Steve Sack
      Minneapolis Star Tribune
      Best cartoons on international affairs

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Thomas Nast Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Steve Sack

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Minneapolis Star Tribune

      Award Honored Work: Best cartoons on international affairs

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Thomas Nast Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Steve Sack

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Minneapolis Star Tribune

      Award Honored Work: Best cartoons on international affairs

      Steve Sack successfully harnessed all the cartoonist’s tools – caricature, composition, biting wit and solid journalism – in his impressive portfolio. Visually engaging and often smile-inducing, Sack covered a wide variety of subjects, from the erosion of coral reefs to the suffering of Syrian civilians, with skill, style and aplomb.

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      Citation Year: 2016
      Citation Recipient: Adam Zyglis
      Affiliation: The Buffalo News
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    • 2016
      The Morton Frank Award 2016
      Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel
      Bloomberg Businessweek
      “Hot Mess: How Goldman Sachs Lost $1.2 Billion of Libya’s Money”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Morton Frank Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Bloomberg Businessweek

      Award Honored Work: “Hot Mess: How Goldman Sachs Lost $1.2 Billion of Libya’s Money”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Morton Frank Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Bloomberg Businessweek

      Award Honored Work: “Hot Mess: How Goldman Sachs Lost $1.2 Billion of Libya’s Money”

      Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel’s engaging piece about a multi-billion-dollar deal between Goldman Sachs and Qaddafi’s Libya was a feat of storytelling. The careful and vivid selection of details — a banned novel resting on the table, a late-night call to a prostitute in Dubai, the long wait for an elevator in Tripoli — brought a cinematic quality to the writing. The reporting was equally impressive. The story, drawn from court documents and interviews, created three-dimensional characters and offered readers a rare glimpse into how secretive financial deals are sealed. It was a thrilling collision between two of the biggest news themes of the past decade — the financial crisis of 2008 and an autocracy on its last legs before the Arab Spring.

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      Citation Year: 2016
      Citation Recipient: Jordan Robertson, Michael Riley and Andrew Willis
      Affiliation: Bloomberg Businessweek
      Honored Work: “How to Hack an Election”

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    • 2016
      The Malcolm Forbes Award 2016
      International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy, The Miami Herald and more than 100 other media partners
      International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy, The Miami Herald and more than 100 other media partners
      “The Panama Papers: Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Cash”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes Award 2016

      Award Recipient: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy, The Miami Herald and more than 100 other media partners

      Award Recipient Affiliation: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy, The Miami Herald and more than 100 other media partners

      Award Honored Work: “The Panama Papers: Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Cash”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes Award 2016

      Award Recipient: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy, The Miami Herald and more than 100 other media partners

      Award Recipient Affiliation: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy, The Miami Herald and more than 100 other media partners

      Award Honored Work: “The Panama Papers: Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Cash”

      Using documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm, this highly innovative global coalition of news organizations shocked the world with detailed accounts of how political and business elites, arms dealers and others hid their wealth in secretive webs of more than 200,000 offshore banking entities. More than 400 journalists from nearly 80 countries took part in the remarkably complex project. The sheer scale of the project, lasting over a period of years, surpassed the best efforts of any single news organization.

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      Citation Recipient: Rob Barry, Christopher S. Stewart, Mark Maremont, Margaret Coker and Benoit Faucon
      Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal
      Honored Work: “Accounting For Terror”
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    • 2016
      The Cornelius Ryan Award 2016
      Arkady Ostrovsky
      Viking/Penguin Random House
      “The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Arkady Ostrovsky

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Viking/Penguin Random House

      Award Honored Work: “The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Arkady Ostrovsky

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Viking/Penguin Random House

      Award Honored Work: “The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War”

      Grippingly told and brimming with brilliant insights, “The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War” explained the past 60 years of Russia’s turbulent political development. Arkady Ostrovsky, a veteran Russian-born journalist who has been on the scene at historical events, immersed himself in years of Russian newspapers and TV programming, and conducted candid interviews with dozens of Russia’s leading politicians, oligarchs and media kingmakers. The result was a fascinating and compelling insider account of how power has been won and lost among Russia’s ruling elite. Ostrovsky highlighted the outsized influence of the Russian media, from the pioneering newspaper Kommersant to the national TV networks and their often amoral news anchors. In one chilling anecdote, political reformer Boris Nemstov visits the office of Russia’s newly elected president, Vladimir Putin, and sees nothing on Putin’s desk except a TV remote control. Putin would soon establish complete power over Russian media; years later, Nemstov would be assassinated.

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      Citation Year: 2016
      Citation Recipient: Robert F. Worth
      Affiliation: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
      Honored Work: “A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS”

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    • 2016
      The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2016
      Robyn Dixon
      Los Angeles Times
      “South Sudan Slips Back Toward Chaos”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Robyn Dixon

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Los Angeles Times

      Award Honored Work: “South Sudan Slips Back Toward Chaos”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Robyn Dixon

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Los Angeles Times

      Award Honored Work: “South Sudan Slips Back Toward Chaos”

      Robyn Dixon’s vivid dispatches from Nigeria and South Sudan read like novellas, with strong central characters presented not in archetype but in all their complex humanity as they struggle against corruption, terrorism and civil war. Thorough, revelatory news reporting undergirded these tales, but Dixon kept the focus on ordinary people in unimaginable circumstances: a big-hearted father of 25, a driving teacher on perilous roads, a teenage girl traded for cattle. The lyrical storytelling offered a fresh look at African lives that have slipped from view as U.S. news outlets shrink foreign coverage. A concern for the human condition was embedded in Dixon’s journalism — her subjects are survivors, and their capacity for resilience lingered with the reader. Dixon’s work was a master class in foreign reporting that preserves the dignity and voices of the people who trust us with their stories.

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      Citation Recipient: Kathy Gannon
      Affiliation: The Associated Press
      Honored Work: “Honor Bound”

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    • 2016
      The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2016
      Marcel Mettelsiefen, Dan Edge, Andrew Metz and Raney Aronson
      PBS Frontline
      “Children of Syria”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Marcel Mettelsiefen, Dan Edge, Andrew Metz and Raney Aronson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PBS Frontline

      Award Honored Work: “Children of Syria”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Marcel Mettelsiefen, Dan Edge, Andrew Metz and Raney Aronson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PBS Frontline

      Award Honored Work: “Children of Syria”

      This was a captivating piece of documentary-making. While there have been many stories on the Syrian refugee crisis, PBS produced a lovely, layered story of tragedy and hope that added context to the migrant story. The team perfectly captured the emotion of a family dealing with war and its effects. The focus switched from person to person seamlessly, building rich pictures of each family member. When the family arrives in Germany, each member is seen coping in different ways with their new lives. The eldest daughter makes German friends, shedding her hijab for lipstick and for the first time in her life feeling free. Her mother, however, seems adrift without her husband of 21 years, lonely and confused in a strange country. The cinematography was first rate.

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      Citation Recipient: James Blumeil, Dan Edge, Andrew Metz and Raney Aronson
      Affiliation: PBS Frontline
      Honored Work: “Exodus”

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    • 2016
      The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2016
      The Associated Press Staff
      The Associated Press
      “Islamic State: A Savage Legacy”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2016

      Award Recipient: The Associated Press Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Islamic State: A Savage Legacy”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2016

      Award Recipient: The Associated Press Staff

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Islamic State: A Savage Legacy”

      AP’s “Savage Legacy” series was a powerful reminder of the role that the basic business of journalism – getting the facts – still plays in the battle against human rights abuses, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The series also underlined how the reach of a global news agency can tell a story that goes beyond one country or region, showing the patterns that reflect systematized atrocities. The series is also a testament to the spirit and endurance of public service journalism. While officials were slow to document the deaths and destruction of the Islamic State, AP reporters, often at great personal risk, took an active role collecting evidence of the tragedies and despair. The AP documented the existence of 72 mass graves and the destruction of cultural and religious sites by corroborating survivor testimony with satellite imagery, on the ground reporting and reports from local rights groups. The result was a series of stories that established not just the terrible facts, but gave voice to the survivors of atrocities, implicitly challenging the international community to ensure that the perpetrators are eventually held to account.

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      Citation Recipient: Rachel Nolan
      Affiliation: Harpers
      Honored Work: “Innocents: Where Pregnant Women Have More to Fear than Zika”

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    • 2016
      The Whitman Bassow Award 2016
      Elliott D. Woods
      “The Fight for Chinko”
      Virginia Quarterly Review/Pulitzer Center

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Elliott D. Woods

      Award Recipient Affiliation: “The Fight for Chinko”

      Award Honored Work: Virginia Quarterly Review/Pulitzer Center

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Elliott D. Woods

      Award Recipient Affiliation: “The Fight for Chinko”

      Award Honored Work: Virginia Quarterly Review/Pulitzer Center

      In a raw and unique tale from the Central African Republic, Woods described in vivid detail how three 20-somethings run the remote, 38,000-square-mile Chinko wildlife preserve. In his lone, intrepid journey, Woods captured the chilling terror and life-threatening peril the small team endures in the course of their work, including how they stave off murderous gunmen and spend months in an overcrowded jail. All this in order to keep alive one of Africa’s most pristine habitats, with herds of elephant, antelope, rhinos and a multitude of other animals. The story, written with sensitivity and attentiveness, cast a light on the grueling, back-breaking effort needed to protect wildlife in a country with no resources, rampant corruption, and brutal horrors.

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    • 2016
      The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2016
      Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico, Morgan Till, Patti Parson and Sara Just
      PBS NewsHour
      “Fight for Peace”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico, Morgan Till, Patti Parson and Sara Just

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PBS NewsHour

      Award Honored Work: “Fight for Peace”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2016

      Award Recipient: Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico, Morgan Till, Patti Parson and Sara Just

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PBS NewsHour

      Award Honored Work: “Fight for Peace”

      The PBS NewsHour team took on a difficult and at times dangerous assignment about a complex issue and succeeded in obtaining unique access to produce a series of reports that enlightened and informed. The reporting reflected courage, nuance, big-picture analysis and observed details. At the core of this team were two independent journalists who dedicated themselves to being on the ground to cover the story. They teamed up with a prestigious national news organization that allowed them to produce a powerful body of work that reached a wide audience on television and online. It was a partnership that represented the very best of international news in the digital age.

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      Citation Recipient: Jon Lee Anderson
      Affiliation: The New Yorker
      Honored Work: “The Distant Shore”

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    • 2016
      Best Digital Reporting on International Affairs 2016
      Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie
      The Huffington Post/Pulitzer Center
      “The 21st Century Gold Rush”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: Best Digital Reporting on International Affairs 2016

      Award Recipient: Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Huffington Post/Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “The 21st Century Gold Rush”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: Best Digital Reporting on International Affairs 2016

      Award Recipient: Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Huffington Post/Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “The 21st Century Gold Rush”

      In a category dominated by the global refugee crisis, “The 21st Century Gold Rush” charted fresh territory in a well-traversed international issue by digging deeply into those who have profited from the refugee crisis. Spanning four countries, with characters from warlords to sex slaves, Huffington Post reporters Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie worked tirelessly to uncover a hidden side of the economics of global migration, and told it through powerful digital storytelling. Integrating text, photography, ambient video, documentary video and animations, the story was a seamless and searing window into a dangerous ecosystem that is only just coming to light.

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      Citation Recipient: Evan Ratliff
      Affiliation: The Atavist Magazine
      Honored Work: “The Mastermind”

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    • 2016
      Best Investigative Reporting 2016
      Ben Taub
      The New Yorker/Pulitzer Center
      “War Crimes in Syria”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: Best Investigative Reporting 2016

      Award Recipient: Ben Taub

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker/Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “War Crimes in Syria”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: Best Investigative Reporting 2016

      Award Recipient: Ben Taub

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New Yorker/Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “War Crimes in Syria”

      The war in Syria has generated headlines around the world, many of them focusing on atrocities committed by the militant group, Islamic State. Less understood is the saga of torture and murder going on in every corner of the Syrian government’s security and intelligence apparatus. In an exhaustively detailed account, Ben Taub of The New Yorker laid bare the horrific campaign to stamp out opposition, sanctioned by top levels of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Based on a heroic international effort to gather documentation of these war crimes, Taub’s account took the more than 600,000 photos, internal memos and witness statements collected thus far and wove a powerful and heartbreaking story of a government waging war on its own citizens. Taub spent months poring through the war crimes files to collect evidence of at least 11,000 victims mutilated, cut, burned, shot, beaten and strangled by the powerful apparatus of the Syrian state. His meticulous review of the documents was supplemented by his own unforgettable interviews with one of the regime’s torture victims, and the dramatic saga of the war crimes investigators themselves — lending a powerful humanity to the document dive. The result was a piece that deployed the best traditions of investigative journalism to achieve a chilling and unforgettable narrative that truly holds power to account.

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      Citation Recipient: Chris Hamby
      Affiliation: BuzzFeed News
      Honored Work: “Secrets of a Global Super Court”

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    • 2016
      Best Commentary 2016
      Masha Gessen
      The New York Review of Books
      “Trump, Russia and the Reality of Power”

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: Best Commentary 2016

      Award Recipient: Masha Gessen

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Review of Books

      Award Honored Work: “Trump, Russia and the Reality of Power”

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      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: Best Commentary 2016

      Award Recipient: Masha Gessen

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Review of Books

      Award Honored Work: “Trump, Russia and the Reality of Power”

      If ever a year summoned commentators to think outside the conventional boundaries, it was 2016. The world’s last superpower elected an impetuous, self-absorbed reality TV star to be its commander in chief. His campaign evidently was assisted – in what measure we still don’t know – by a Russia that remains a virtual dictatorship. It was a year made for Masha Gessen. In essays written for The New York Review of Books, the Russian-born journalist and author brilliantly deconstructed the Trump-Putin relationship, confronted unquestioned assumptions about how power works, and described a profound crisis of democracy. Some of her dark forecasts (a stock market crash if Trump won) have not come true (yet), but there is much she got right, not least the ascent of Trump. “It’s time to force ourselves to imagine the unimaginable…Trump being elected president.” That was in July. Whether or not you shared her deep pessimism about a Trump presidency, she made you think.

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      Citation Recipient: Trudy Rubin
      Affiliation: The Philadelphia Inquirer
      Honored Work: “Columns from hots spots and home on US foreign policy challenges of the new era”

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    • 2016
      The President’s Award 2016
      David Edward Fanning
      Frontline
      President's Award

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2016

      Award Recipient: David Edward Fanning

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Frontline

      Award Honored Work: President's Award

      Award Date: 2016

      Award Name: The President’s Award 2016

      Award Recipient: David Edward Fanning

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Frontline

      Award Honored Work: President's Award

    • 2015
      The Hal Boyle Award 2015
      Martha Mendoza, Margie Mason, Robin McDowell and Esther Htusan
      The Associated Press
      “Seafood From Slaves”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Martha Mendoza, Margie Mason, Robin McDowell and Esther Htusan

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Seafood From Slaves”

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      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Hal Boyle Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Martha Mendoza, Margie Mason, Robin McDowell and Esther Htusan

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Seafood From Slaves”

      In a series of powerful, touching and scrupulously reported stories and videos, a team of Associated Press reporters exposed an ugly truth behind much of the inexpensive seafood on our tables—it is produced by people held captive for years and even decades in Thailand’s seafood industry. The use of slaves to fish for seafood in some parts of the world was widely suspected. But the AP team doggedly located and interviewed captive slaves and followed specific loads of slave-caught seafood to supply chains of particular brands and stores. The effort resulted in the freeing of more than 2,000 slaves, the jailing of a dozen people, the shuttering of businesses and the seizing of ships worth millions of dollars. It spawned calls for action and promises of reform from some of the world’s largest food retailers. The series exemplified foreign correspondence at its best: bearing witness, uncovering the truth and making a difference in people’s lives.

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipients: Patrick McDonnell, Christopher Goffard, Laura King, Kate Linthicum and Henry Chu
      Affiliation: Los Angeles Times
      Honored Work: “Fleeing Syria”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      The Bob Considine Award 2015
      Reuters Team
      Reuters
      “The Long Arm of China”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Reuters Team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “The Long Arm of China”

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      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Bob Considine Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Reuters Team

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “The Long Arm of China”

      This expose of how China has created a secret, national broadcast network within the United States is fresh, original and a significant contribution to an increasingly important subject. Time and again the reporters’ questions took even the interviewees by surprise. The in-depth investigative reporting had impact by bringing a previously hidden operation to light, using a crisp, clear, well-edited and well-written style.

      Read “The Long Arm of China” >>

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipient: The Washington Post Staff
      Affiliation: The Washington Post
      Honored Work: “Confronting the Caliphate”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2015
      Bassam Khabieh
      Reuters
      “Field Hospital Damascus”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Bassam Khabieh

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Field Hospital Damascus”

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      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Bassam Khabieh

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Field Hospital Damascus”

      Bassam Khabieh’s images put into perspective the tremendous danger and difficulty of being a photojournalist in current-day Syria, and they shine a spotlight on the exodus from the region. Further setting this entry apart from the others was the courage and enterprise required not only to cover but live day in and day out in one of the most hostile and unpredictable environments on the planet.

       

      “Field Hospital Damascus” Slideshow >>

       

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipient: Jerome Delay
      Affiliation: The Associated Press
      Honored Work: “Burundi Unrest”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      The Olivier Rebbot Award 2015
      Stephen Dupont
      Steidl
      “Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars, 1993-2012”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Stephen Dupont

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Steidl

      Award Honored Work: “Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars, 1993-2012”

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      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Olivier Rebbot Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Stephen Dupont

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Steidl

      Award Honored Work: “Generation AK: The Afghanistan Wars, 1993-2012”

      The overall body of work is extremely compelling, and the quality and presentation of the book are impressive. Stephen Dupont offers historical context that could only come from a commitment and dedication to documenting life in a war-torn nation for nearly two decades.

      Slideshow >>

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipient: David Guttenfelder
      Affiliation: National Geographic Magazine
      Honored Work: “Damming the Mekong: Harnessing a River or Killing It”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      The John Faber Award 2015
      Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter
      The New York Times
      “Exodus”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The John Faber Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Exodus”

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      Left to right: Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter.

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The John Faber Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Exodus”

      This series of images on the migrant crisis contains strong elements of emotion and conflict, and offers engaging variety. As a package, the images are not only beautifully shot and edited but tell the broad story of the plight of the migrants and what they endured crossing border after border in hopes of a better life.

      Slideshow >>

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipient: Santi Palacios
      Affiliation: The Associated Press
      Honored Work: “Coming Ashore”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      The Feature Photography Award 2015
      Daniel Berehulak
      The New York Times
      “High in the Himalayas, A Search After The Nepal Quake Yields Grim Results”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Feature Photography Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Daniel Berehulak

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “High in the Himalayas, A Search After The Nepal Quake Yields Grim Results”

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      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Feature Photography Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Daniel Berehulak

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “High in the Himalayas, A Search After The Nepal Quake Yields Grim Results”

      Best feature photography published in any medium on an international theme

      These images convey grief, humanity and the scale of the tragedy. The photographer was able to tell the story from different perspectives and get close enough to connect readers with his subjects and communicate their emotions and loss.

       

      Slideshow >>

       

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipient: Mario Tama
      Affiliation: Getty Images
      Honored Work: “Brazil’s Afflictive Prison System”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      The Lowell Thomas Award 2015
      Molly Webster and team, in collaboration with Israel Story
      RadioLab/WNYC
      “Birthstory”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Lowell Thomas Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Molly Webster and team, in collaboration with Israel Story

      Award Recipient Affiliation: RadioLab/WNYC

      Award Honored Work: “Birthstory”

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      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Lowell Thomas Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Molly Webster and team, in collaboration with Israel Story

      Award Recipient Affiliation: RadioLab/WNYC

      Award Honored Work: “Birthstory”

      Best radio or audio news or interpretation of international affairs.

      Radio Lab’s Molly Webster and her team took a fascinating story about a gay Israeli couple on a quest to contract for a surrogate baby and turned it into a human, complex and surprising international tale of intolerance, economics and—ultimately—love. They followed the story to Turkey and Nepal, where they discovered a cottage industry of Indian surrogate mothers carrying babies conceived with East European eggs and Israeli sperm. The story showed how cultures cross-fertilize, brought together by different needs and sometimes to each others’ symbiotic benefit. It had no easy answers and challenged listeners’ assumptions about exploitation, risks and benefits of the most intimate—and ethically challenging—of industries.

      Listen to “Birthstory” >>

      AWARD PAGE >>

      (No citation)

    • 2015
      The David Kaplan Award 2015
      Emiland Guillerme, Ben Laffin, Spencer Wolff, Deborah Acosta, Yousur Al-Hlou, Pamela Druckerman, Stefania Rousselle, Ben C. Solomon, Leslye Davis, Taige Jensen, Quyn Do, Adam B. Ellick and Steve Duenes
      The New York Times
      “Paris”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Emiland Guillerme, Ben Laffin, Spencer Wolff, Deborah Acosta, Yousur Al-Hlou, Pamela Druckerman, Stefania Rousselle, Ben C. Solomon, Leslye Davis, Taige Jensen, Quyn Do, Adam B. Ellick and Steve Duenes

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Paris”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The David Kaplan Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Emiland Guillerme, Ben Laffin, Spencer Wolff, Deborah Acosta, Yousur Al-Hlou, Pamela Druckerman, Stefania Rousselle, Ben C. Solomon, Leslye Davis, Taige Jensen, Quyn Do, Adam B. Ellick and Steve Duenes

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: “Paris”

      Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad

      Working in a medium relatively new to the organization, journalists at The New York Times conveyed the terror, confusion and pain of the Paris terror attack almost contemporaneously by simply allowing eyewitnesses and victims to tell their stories, in their own words. The fact that these narrated accounts were spoken in French (and subtitled) did not detract at all from their power—a testament to the strength of this approach. Sensitive photography and lighting and effective use of ambient sound highlighted the stakes of the narration. The Times also judiciously used music, graphics and B-roll to highlight the reporting without overwhelming it. Especially noteworthy was the piece “An Improbable Survivor.” During the live coverage of the attacks, much of the world had been transfixed by the image of a man dangling outside a window at the Bataclan Concert Hall. The Times tracked him down and told his story.

      Watch the Times video coverage of the Paris attacks >>

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipient: Charlie D’Agata, Heather Abbott, Erin Lyall and Lynne Edwards
      Affiliation: CBS News
      Honored Work: “Desperate Journey: Europe’s Migrant Crisis”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      The Edward R. Murrow Award 2015
      Jamie Doran, Najibullah Quraishi and Raney Aronson
      PBS investigative series FRONTLINE
      “ISIS in Afghanistan”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Jamie Doran, Najibullah Quraishi and Raney Aronson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PBS investigative series FRONTLINE

      Award Honored Work: “ISIS in Afghanistan”

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      Left to right: Jamie Doran, Najibullah Quraishi and Raney Aronson.

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Edward R. Murrow Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Jamie Doran, Najibullah Quraishi and Raney Aronson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PBS investigative series FRONTLINE

      Award Honored Work: “ISIS in Afghanistan”

      Best TV or video interpretation or documentary on international affairs

      The growing global threat of ISIS, a defining story of 2015, was further revealed by this chilling FRONTLINE documentary tracking a correspondent to a remote Afghan village to see how ISIS is brutally displacing the Taliban. Najibullah Quraishi’s courageous reporting shows how ISIS offers recruits $700 a month as they outbid the Taliban and gives a glimpse of ISIS education: tutorials in beheading, grenade tossing and death chants to the United States and Israel.

      Watch “ISIS in Afghanistan” >>

       

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipient: David Scott and Chapman Downes
      Affiliation: HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
      Honored Work: “The Killing Fields: The Plight of the African Elephant”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      The Ed Cunningham Award 2015
      Tristan McConnell
      Foreign Policy
      “Close Your Eyes and Pretend to Be Dead”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Tristan McConnell

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Foreign Policy

      Award Honored Work: “Close Your Eyes and Pretend to Be Dead”

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      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Ed Cunningham Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Tristan McConnell

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Foreign Policy

      Award Honored Work: “Close Your Eyes and Pretend to Be Dead”

      Best magazine reporting in print or online on an international story

      Through dozens of interviews and forensic detail, McConnell delivers an epic retelling of the Westgate Mall massacre in Nairobi in September 2013. Tracking down survivors, first responders, police and neighborhood security, McConnell pieces together a minute-by-minute account of the attack by four Somali Al-Shabaab operatives, which resulted in at least 67 deaths, including their own. Through the eyes of those who lived through the horror, McConnell takes readers into the heart of the events, as though they were in the midst of the violence. The result is a wrenching and breathless experience, in which each person is left to weigh life-and-death decisions in a split second. Through much of it, McConnell shows, police officers stood impotently outside, failing to act to save lives; the military’s glacial response amounted mostly to looting. A heartbreaking and damning story.

      Read “Close Your Eyes and Pretend to be Dead” >>

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipient: Matthieu Aikins
      Affiliation: Harper’s Magazine
      Honored Work: “Gangs of Karachi: Meet the Mobsters Who Run the Show in One of the World’s Deadliest Cities”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      The Thomas Nast Award 2015
      Patrick Chappatte
      The New York Times
      Best cartoons on international affairs

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Thomas Nast Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Patrick Chappatte

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: Best cartoons on international affairs

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      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Thomas Nast Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Patrick Chappatte

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Times

      Award Honored Work: Best cartoons on international affairs

      Best cartoons on international affairs

      Chappatte showed a consistent level of high quality visual journalism in his body of work. Graphically well-composed, his cartoons are clear, stark and direct, sometimes using one word, sometimes none at all to create an immediate impact for the reader. He is a master at capturing the current international political climate in a way that leaves the reader somewhere between laughing and crying.

      AWARD PAGE >>

      (No citation)

    • 2015
      The Morton Frank Award 2015
      Christina Larson
      Foreign Policy
      “The Zhao Method”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Morton Frank Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Christina Larson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Foreign Policy

      Award Honored Work: “The Zhao Method”

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      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Morton Frank Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Christina Larson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Foreign Policy

      Award Honored Work: “The Zhao Method”

      Best magazine international business news reporting in print or online

      Christina Larson chronicles the rise of 23-year-old Zhao Bowen, who abandoned China’s state-run scientific research institutions to join the country’s emerging entrepreneurial class. Larson documents how the emergence of venture capital opportunities is changing the face of business at the intersection of science and capital markets and throws fresh light on the continuing evolution of China as a leading economic power.

      Read “The Zhao Method” >>

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipient: Nizar Manek and Jeremy Hodge
      Affiliation: Africa Confidential/Angaza Foundation for Africa Reporting
      Honored Work: “Opening the Black Box of Egypt’s Slush Funds”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      The Malcolm Forbes Award 2015
      Martha Mendoza, Esther Htusan, Margie Mason and Robin McDowell
      The Associated Press
      “Seafood From Slaves”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Martha Mendoza, Esther Htusan, Margie Mason and Robin McDowell

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Seafood From Slaves”

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      Left to right: Martha Mendoza, Margie Mason, Robin McDowell and Esther Htusan.

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Malcolm Forbes Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Martha Mendoza, Esther Htusan, Margie Mason and Robin McDowell

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Seafood From Slaves”

      Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services or online

      This project checked all the boxes: stellar reporting, terrific writing and fantastic use of storytelling tools traditional and nontraditional. It is an excellent example of enterprise business reporting that captured the big picture while focusing on the interest of the powerless. We were struck at how each entry distinctly exposed a layer of this shameful, globe-spanning enterprise. The impact of the story was impressive, achieving what many in our industry think is impossible or difficult to do.

      This series was awarded both the Hal Boyle and the Malcolm Forbes Awards.

      Read “Seafood from Slaves” >>

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipient: Wei Lingling
      Affiliation: The Wall Street Journal
      Honored Work: “A Changing China”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      The Cornelius Ryan Award 2015
      Tom Burgis
      PublicAffairs
      “The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth “

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Tom Burgis

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PublicAffairs

      Award Honored Work: “The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth “

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      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Cornelius Ryan Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Tom Burgis

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PublicAffairs

      Award Honored Work: “The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth “

      Best non-fiction book on international affairs

      Exceptionally detailed reporting on a critical topic: how resource-rich African countries have been looted by their political leaders working hand-in-hand with international corporations. Burgis carries out remarkable on-the-ground investigations to identify the government and corporate officials who, in country after country, collude to amass tremendous fortunes while leaving their citizens impoverished and powerless. The book is a must-read for those eager to understand the problems plaguing a wide swath of Africa today.

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation for Excellence:

      Blaine Harden
      Viking/Penguin Random House
      “The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom”

    • 2015
      The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2015
      Patrick McDonnell, Christopher Goffard, Laura King, Kate Linthicum and Henry Chu
      Los Angeles Times
      “Fleeing Syria”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Patrick McDonnell, Christopher Goffard, Laura King, Kate Linthicum and Henry Chu

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Los Angeles Times

      Award Honored Work: “Fleeing Syria”

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      Left to right: Patrick McDonnell, Christopher Goffard, Laura King, Kate Linthicum and Henry Chu.

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Madeline Dane Ross Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Patrick McDonnell, Christopher Goffard, Laura King, Kate Linthicum and Henry Chu

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Los Angeles Times

      Award Honored Work: “Fleeing Syria”

      Best international reporting in the print medium or online showing a concern for the human condition

      The Times dispatched reporters to seven countries to report and write the heartbreaking narratives that helped readers understand the struggles of Syrians looking for safe refuge from the terrors of their nation’s civil war and ISIS. We were incredibly moved by the mother who had to leave her two sick children behind while she tried to make a new home for them in Sweden. The despair of the refugee camp in Jordan also struck us. The articles were translated into Arabic. The photographs were remarkable. The editing was excellent. For their intrepid reporting to show the human condition in the form of a refugee crisis that has unsettled the world, especially Europe, we commend the team that produced this series.

      Read “Fleeing Syria” >>

       

      AWARD PAGE >>

      (No citation)

    • 2015
      The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2015
      Evan Williams, Edward Watts and Raney Aronson
      PBS investigative series FRONTLINE
      “Escaping Isis”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Evan Williams, Edward Watts and Raney Aronson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PBS investigative series FRONTLINE

      Award Honored Work: “Escaping Isis”

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      Left to right: Evan Williams, Edward Watts and Raney Aronson.

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Evan Williams, Edward Watts and Raney Aronson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: PBS investigative series FRONTLINE

      Award Honored Work: “Escaping Isis”

      Best international reporting in the broadcast media showing a concern for the human condition

      “Escaping Isis” offers an exclusive, inside look at a secret underground cell working to free women and children from captivity. It was noted for its extraordinary access and carefully detailed depiction of daunting efforts to carry out extremely dangerous rescue work. One judge described the film as restorative journalism at its best, revealing the positive, successful efforts of those who have chosen to risk their lives to win freedom for less fortunate others. Beautifully written and edited, the film is a sensitive, humanizing portrayal of suffering and redemption.

      Watch “Escaping ISIS” >>

       

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipient: Marine Olivesi
      Affiliation: PRI/The World
      Honored Work: “Trauma and the Syrian War”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2015
      David Rohde and Charles Levinson
      Reuters
      “Guantanamo Bay”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2015

      Award Recipient: David Rohde and Charles Levinson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Guantanamo Bay”

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      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 2015

      Award Recipient: David Rohde and Charles Levinson

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Reuters

      Award Honored Work: “Guantanamo Bay”

      Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights

      The team’s superb reporting addresses one of America’s biggest human rights failings: the continued existence of the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay. Among other revelations, they broke new ground about the prevalence of torture in Guantanamo Bay and the CIA’s sexual abuse of prisoners. Rohde and Levinson dug through thousands of pages of legal files to unearth information that had not been published previously. The series also explains why Guantanamo Bay still has not been closed and provides new information about the Military Commission, how a court meant to supervise Guantanamo was open to manipulation and how the transfer of prisoners was delayed by the Pentagon even after countries had been found to take them. This depressing and provocative series did what the best reporting should do: report unflinchingly what had been hidden.

      Read “Guantanamo Bay” >>

       
      AWARD PAGE >>

      (No citation)

    • 2015
      The Whitman Bassow Award 2015
      International Consortium of Investigative Journalists/Huffington Post/Other Media Partners
      International Consortium of Investigative Journalists/Huffington Post/Other Media Partners
      “Evicted and Abandoned: The World Bank’s Broken Promise to the Poor”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2015

      Award Recipient: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists/Huffington Post/Other Media Partners

      Award Recipient Affiliation: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists/Huffington Post/Other Media Partners

      Award Honored Work: “Evicted and Abandoned: The World Bank’s Broken Promise to the Poor”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Whitman Bassow Award 2015

      Award Recipient: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists/Huffington Post/Other Media Partners

      Award Recipient Affiliation: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists/Huffington Post/Other Media Partners

      Award Honored Work: “Evicted and Abandoned: The World Bank’s Broken Promise to the Poor”

      Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues

      Projects funded by the World Bank physically or economically displaced an estimated 3.4 million people over the past 10 years. More than 80 journalists from over 20 countries worked for more than a year documenting tragedies that occurred as bank-funded projects failed to abide by the institution’s principles and policies. The investigation was led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and The Huffington Post. Days after being informed of the reporting team’s findings, the World Bank said it would address the problem of “involuntary resettlement.” The investigation combines searing local reporting for both written and visual media, instructive data visualizations and a rigorous analysis of 4,000 World Bank files related to some 1,500 bank-funded projects.

      Read “Evicted and Abandoned: The World Bank’s Broken Promise to the Poor” >>

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipients: Ian James, Steve Elfers, Steve Reilly
      Affiliation: The Desert Sun/USA Today
      Honored Work: “Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2015
      Eduardo Castillo, Christopher Sherman and Dario Lopez-Mills
      The Associated Press
      “Thousands of Mexican Families Mourn the ‘Other Disappeared’”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Eduardo Castillo, Christopher Sherman and Dario Lopez-Mills

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Thousands of Mexican Families Mourn the ‘Other Disappeared’”

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      Left to right: Eduardo Castillo, Christopher Sherman and Dario Lopez-Mills

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award 2015

      Award Recipient: Eduardo Castillo, Christopher Sherman and Dario Lopez-Mills

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Associated Press

      Award Honored Work: “Thousands of Mexican Families Mourn the ‘Other Disappeared’”

      Best reporting in any medium on Latin America

      This powerful project examined the most urgent issue confronting Mexico and Latin America: impunity. Eduardo Castillo and Christopher Sherman used the notorious case of the abduction of 42 students in Iguala, Mexico, as the premise for a larger, more ambitious story about the pain and despair of a society in which 26,000 people have gone missing. The reporters explored a landscape of mafias, violence and corruption with skill, courage and empathy. The comprehensive series painted vivid human portraits: a cartel killer discussing his trade with grim nonchalance; the ordeal of a grandmother and her family in the labyrinth of the kidnapping industry; the dogged, dignified survivors who scour the mountains searching for the clandestine graves of missing loved ones. The result was a moving tale about Mexico’s national nightmare—and a stern indictment of a state that seems alternately complicit, overwhelmed or indifferent.

      Read “Thousands of Mexican Families Mourn the ‘Other Disappeared'” >>

      AWARD PAGE >>

      (No citation)

    • 2015
      Best Multimedia News Presentation 2015
      Eleanor Bell, Will Fitzgibbon and Chris Zubak-Skees
      The Center for Public Integrity/International Consortium of Investigative Journalists/Pulitzer Center
      “Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining in Africa”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: Best Multimedia News Presentation 2015

      Award Recipient: Eleanor Bell, Will Fitzgibbon and Chris Zubak-Skees

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Center for Public Integrity/International Consortium of Investigative Journalists/Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining in Africa”

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      Left to right: Eleanor Bell, Will Fitzgibbon and Chris Zubak-Skees.

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: Best Multimedia News Presentation 2015

      Award Recipient: Eleanor Bell, Will Fitzgibbon and Chris Zubak-Skees

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The Center for Public Integrity/International Consortium of Investigative Journalists/Pulitzer Center

      Award Honored Work: “Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining in Africa”

      Best use of video, interactive graphics and slideshows to report on international news

      This unprecedented and ambitious multimedia project investigates Australia’s vast, unchecked footprint in the African mining industry to expose the massacres, torture, incarceration, negligence, displacement and hundreds of deaths ignored by the world for more than a decade. It lays bare how the quest for profits kept the industry poorly regulated and how ordinary men, women and children across Africa have paid the price. Compelling multimedia storytelling allowed viewers to see and hear directly from these victims and their families, whose voices are rarely heard by the outside world.

      Read “Fatal Attraction: Australian Mining in Africa” >>

      AWARD PAGE >>

      Citation Recipients: Ken Dornstein, Brian Funck and Michelle Mizner
      Affiliation: PBS investigative series FRONTLINE
      Honored Work: “My Brother’s Bomber, Inheritance, The Libya Dossier, A Brother’s Quest”
      Citation Page >>

    • 2015
      Best Investigative Reporting 2015
      Erika Solomon, Sam Jones, Ahmad Mhidi, Guy Chazan and Robin Kwong
      Financial Times
      “ISIS Inc.”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: Best Investigative Reporting 2015

      Award Recipient: Erika Solomon, Sam Jones, Ahmad Mhidi, Guy Chazan and Robin Kwong

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Financial Times

      Award Honored Work: “ISIS Inc.”

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      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: Best Investigative Reporting 2015

      Award Recipient: Erika Solomon, Sam Jones, Ahmad Mhidi, Guy Chazan and Robin Kwong

      Award Recipient Affiliation: Financial Times

      Award Honored Work: “ISIS Inc.”

      Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story

      This powerful and revealing series turned a spotlight on the inner workings of one of the most opaque and dangerous organizations in the world. This groundbreaking investigation into ISIS’s oil trading and financial operations was based on resourceful, brave and deep reporting into where the extremist group gets its revenue and how it exploits and extorts from just about everyone in the territory it controls. The crisp, well-organized stories were aided by excellent explanatory graphics.

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      Citation Recipient: Ken Dornstein, Brian Funck and Raney Aronson
      Affiliation: PBS investigative series FRONTLINE
      Honored Work: “My Brother’s Bomber”
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    • 2015
      Best Commentary 2015
      Mark Lilla
      The New York Review of Books
      “On France”

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: Best Commentary 2015

      Award Recipient: Mark Lilla

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Review of Books

      Award Honored Work: “On France”

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      Mark Lilla

      Award Date: 2015

      Award Name: Best Commentary 2015

      Award Recipient: Mark Lilla

      Award Recipient Affiliation: The New York Review of Books

      Award Honored Work: “On France”

      Best commentary in any medium on international news

      This is a rare case where a panel of journalists looked outside its own tribe and picked an academic: Mark Lilla’s masterful articles on France are a taxonomy of French politics, ideas and intellectual currents, all of it illuminating a year that began with the traumatic terrorist assault on Charlie Hebdo. In trenchant prose, his work combines a shrewd assessment of French current events with an impressive command of French history and literature—a rare example of commentary that is at once journalistic and scholarly, and deeply informed.

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