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Topic “prizes and awards”

El Salvador's digital newspaper El Faro named 2012 Human Rights Award winner

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has named El Salvador's online newspaper El Faro as one of the recipients of the 2012 Human Rights Awards, recognizing the site's investigative journalism that "shines a spotlight on corruption and organized crime," WOLA announced on Wednesday, May 9. Read more »


Brazilian blog "Catraca Livre" wins award for best blog in Portuguese

The Deutsche Welle international competition for blogs, The BOBs, awarded the Brazilian Catraca Livre as the best blog in Portuguese this year. Read more »


Oft-criticized Huffington Post marks milestone by winning prestigous Pulitzer Prize

Online news sites Politico and the Huffington Post were among the winners of the 14 journalism Pulitzer Prizes awarded Monday, April 16, illustrating the quality and importance of digital content in a field increasingly turning away from traditional, print ways of doing business. What's more, the Huffington's Post Pulitzer win is especially notable considering the HuffPost, a mostly aggregation and blog site, often is derided as a "glitzy thief of journalism produced by others" and dismissed "as an abasement to all that was journalistically sacred," the Columbia Journalism Review noted. Read more »


Deadline approaching for U.S. college students to submit video PSA for press freedom contest

Reporters Without Borders and CNN have teamed up to sponsor a student video contest about press freedom. Students from any U.S. university are eligible to submit a video PSA answering the question “Why should we care about freedom of information?” or "Why should we care about press freedom?" Read more »


Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize


Norwegian officials nominated Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez and Cuban opposition leader Oswaldo Payá for the Nobel Peace Prize, reported the Spanish newspaper ABC. Read more »


Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho wins another international award for child sex investigation


Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho, who exposed a child prostitution ring, and Roberto Saviano, author of the book "Gomorrah," were awarded the Swedish Olof Palme 2011 prize, reported the Associated Press. Read more »


First ever international Data Journalism Awards accepting submissions

The first ever world-wide Data Journalism Awards, sponsored by Google and organized by the Global Editors Network and the European Journalism Center, is now accepting submissions for its international prizes honoring data-driven investigative journalism, data visualization and storytelling, and data-driven applications (mobile or web). Read more »



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