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AIDEX 2016 Humanitarian & Development Journalism Awards winners are announced

Date

17 Nov 2016

Sections

Development Policy

AIDEX 2016

HUMANITARIAN & DEVELOPMENT JOURNALISM AWARD

THE WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED

   · The BBC’s Manveen Rana wins prize for reporting

· Baptiste Collard wins prize for photojournalism

 

AidEx Humanitarian & Development Journalism Award 2016

17 November 2016, Brussels: The winners of the 2nd annual AidEx Humanitarian & Development Journalism Award was launched at AidEx, to celebrate the hard work carried out by journalists globally to portray the realities of an often misunderstood sector.

Open to all journalists and photographers reporting in the humanitarian and development sector, entries included a wide range of story angles and photo subjects from a host of different outlets.

The reporting finalists were:

·         Manveen Rana, BBC

·         Rofhiwa Madzena, Forbes Woman Africa

·         Molly Thomas, Context TV

·         Corinne Redfern, Marie Claire

The photojournalism finalists were:

  • Aurélie Marrier-d'Unienville
  • Baptiste Collard
  • Ed Kashi
  • Jodi Hilton, IRIN

 

The BBC’s Manveen Rana took home the prize for reporting, based on her 20-part radio series, “A New Life in Europe”, produced for BBC Radio’s the World at One. For months, Manveen followed one Syrian family on their journey to Europe, providing a thorough and unflinchingly close view of what Syrian refugees experience. Watch the videos here.

The winner of the photojournalism entry was Baptiste Collard, for a photo series depicting the reality of life for Syrian refugees in Jordan’s refugee camps and Azraq of Zaatari. He wanted to show as closely as possible the most distress in which these people are in, their hopes, their fears and their daily lives.

The 2016 Humanitarian & Development Journalism Award was judged through an online vote by the AidEx community as well as an independent panel of experts consisting of:

·         Holly Young, Journalist at The Guardian & Winner of the 2015 Humanitarian & Development Journalism award

·         Louise Court, Editorial Consultant

·         Anna Averkiou, Media Consultant

·         NRS International

 

About AidEx

AidEx is a major international conference and exhibition for humanitarian and development professionals of all stripes. Held annually in Brussels, it brings together different voices  whether they be NGO fieldworkers, the public and private sectors, long-established thought leaders or brand new start-ups.

AidEx encompasses a conference, exhibition, meeting areas, awards and workshops. Its fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level and provide a one stop shop for the visitor to meet, source, supply and learn.


For more information please contact:
Méabh Maguire
Weber Shandwick
mmaguire@webershandwick.com
T: +32 (0)2 894 90 23

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