Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima is the first to receive the Fleischaker/Greene Award for Courage in International Journalism presented by the University of Western Kentucky (WKU) and that seeks to recognize those international journalists who have shown courage and bravery when reporting on social issues.
Jineth Bedoya Lima is likely one of the most award-winning Colombian journalists. Both her 20-year journalistic career and her activism to end violence against women, to which she has dedicated herself in recent years, have been recognized by national and international organizations.
Digital sites from Latin America and Spain were recognized as the winners of the four main prizes handed out by the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award on Sept. 29 during the festival of the same name in Medellín, Colombia.
The Gabriel García Marquéz Journalism Award announced on Sept. 8 the top 40 journalistic works that form part of its Official Selection for 2016.
The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) just announced its annual awards for Excellence in Journalism 2016, aimed to “encourage excellence in journalism and the defense of freedom of expression throughout the continent.”
Professor Rosental Calmon Alves, founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, is a recipient of the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes outstanding reporting in the Americas “that has contributed to Inter-American understanding.”
This year’s winners of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on the Americas have communicated the stories of the continent’s residents to millions and have worked to further the practice and quality of journalism in the region.
Journalists from the Salvadoran digital native news site El Faro, the oldest of its kind in Latin America, have been recognized with the Excellence Award from the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award.
News outlets in Peru and Argentina took home prizes as part of the 2016 Data Journalism Awards given out on June 16 by the Global Editors Network (GEN). The awards recognize “outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide.”
Investigative pieces using data journalism from media outlets in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Bolivia are nominated among finalists in various categories for the Data Journalism Awards 2016, which have been organized by the Global Editors Network (GEN) since 2011.