The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) granted the Grand Prize for Freedom of the Press “in memoriam” at 13 Mexican journalists murdered from last October to date, by announcing the winners of the 2022 Journalistic Excellence awards, among which is the EFE Agency.
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The award for News Coverage went to a group of EFE journalists “for covering, for several months and through a combination of photographs, videos and texts, the volcanic eruption in La Palma, Canary Islands, from a multipurpose perspective in which the human drama stands out.”
The award-winning worksselected from more than a thousand applications, include journalists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Spain, the United States, Mexico, Panama, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The awards It will be held during a special ceremony that will take place on October 28 in Madrid during the 78th IAPA General Assembly.
“The exercise of journalism is a risky job, but nowhere in our America is it as risky as in Mexico. This posthumous award to 13 colleagues who gave their lives to report truthfully is more than deserved,” said the president of the IAPA Awards Committee, Leonor Mulero.
The posthumous recipients of the Grand Prize for Freedom of the Press this year they are: Sheila Johana García Olivera, Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi, Luis Enrique Ramírez, Armando Linares, Juan Carlos Muñiz, Jorge Camero, Heber López Vásquez, Roberto Toledo, Lourdes Maldonado, Margarito Martínez, José Luis Gamboa, Alfredo Cardoso Echeverría and Fredy López Arevalo.
As for the jobs that will receive the Journalistic Excellence AwardsMulero pointed out that “they represent the raison d’être of journalism as an essential instrument to inform and educate the public, as well as to denounce the evils of society.”
The first reward in each category consists of a diploma, in addition to 2,000 dollars. Also, there are honorable mentions in each category.
The winners of the first awards of the Journalistic Excellence contest of the IAPA 2022 are the following:
CARTOON (Sponsored by El Comercio, Lima, Peru)
“Sergio Ramírez ordered to be arrested”, Ignacio Villamil, El Tiempo (Colombia),
INTERNET NEWS COVERAGE (Sponsored by Infobae)
“Cross the border”, Javier Alexander Macías, Manuel Saldarriaga, Juan Sebastián Carvajal, Tobías Mira Aristizábal, El Colombiano, Colombia.
NEWS COVERAGE (Sponsored by Grupo Opsa, San Pedro Sula, Honduras)
Eruption La Palma, Collective, Agencia EFE, Spain.
INTERVIEW (Sponsored by El Tiempo, Bogotá, Colombia)
“Marty Baron: It is very dangerous for people to believe that they already know all the answers”, Milagros Leonor Asto Sánchez, El Comercio, Peru.
CHRONIC “OLIVER F. CLARKE” (Sponsored by The Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaica)
“Children who walk alone”, Carlos Arturo Albino, Noticias RNC Televisión, Colombia.
HUMAN RIGHTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE: (Sponsored by Debate Media, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico)
“The challenge behind the massacre”, Collective, Divergent, Nicaragua.
PHOTOGRAPHY (Sponsored by La Prensa Gráfica, San Salvador, El Salvador)
“The Wounds of Sendero Luminoso: the massacre of Lucanamarca”, Ernesto Benavides, Agencia France Presse, Peru.
INFOGRAPHIC (Sponsored by Clarín, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
James Web Space Telescope. A new era of exploration”, Collective, El Tiempo, Colombia.
OPINION (Sponsored by El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile)
“Cuba is a dictatorship”, Abraham Jiménez Enoca, Gatopardo, Mexico.
DATA JOURNALISM (Sponsored by Corripio Communications Group, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
“Where does my pension go”, Collaborative Project (Different Latitudes, Aristegui, Public Question, Sudaca, La Pública, Poder, UCR Radio Station Interference, La Voz de Guanacaste, Concolón, El Economista, Sudestada and Expansión).
IN-DEPTH JOURNALISM (Sponsored by La República, Lima, Peru)
“Pandora Papers”, Investigation Partnership of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and more than 40 associated media from Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and Spain.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM “ROBERTO EISENMANN JR.” (Sponsored by La Prensa, Panama City, Panama)
“Dead rivers. Scars of mining in the south of Peru”, Collective, Seminar in Mira, Diario Viral, Convoca y Connectas, Peru and Colombia.
HEALTH JOURNALISM (Sponsored by Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, Florida)
“Palliative care: medicine that relieves pain”, Collective, CNN, Brazil.
UNIVERSITY JOURNALISM (Sponsored by the Latin American Council for Accreditation of Journalism and Communication (CLAEP) Miami, Florida)
“Unknown Power”, Collective, Externado Connection, Colombia.
With information from EFE