Winners of the 10th edition of the Mediterranean Journalist Awards were announced by HRH Princess Rym Ali of Jordan at the International Bestowing Ceremony that took place in the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels. The event brought together the Mediterranean Journalist Awards Alumni, young leaders from across the Euro-Med region and civil society and international organization representatives.
The Winners of the 10th Edition of the Mediterranean Journalist Awards were selected during the Jury Members meeting that took place on the same day. Princess Rym Ali headed the International Jury committee of the 2017 Awards: Naglaa Emary, media expert; Gisele Khoury, President of the Samir Kassir Foundation; Robert Parsons, Senior editor at France 24; Paola Parri, Deputy Secretary General of COPEAM; Michael Thoss, Allianz of Civilization; and Boyko Vassilev, Bulgarian National Television.
The Winners of the 10th Edition of the Mediterranean Journalist Award are:
PRESS CATEGORY: Annalisa Camilli for “Le bateau sans nom”, published in XXI Internazionale Magazine.
ONLINE MEDIA CATEGORY: Umberto Bacchi for “Organic yogurt wins migrants’ freedom from exploitation in Italy”, published in Thomson Reuters Foundation.
RADIO AND TELEVISION CATEGORY: Jaafar Abdul-Karim for “Does the Arab World need a women's rights revolution?”, broadcast in Deutch Welle.
PHOTOGRAPHY CATEGORY: Darrin Zammit Lupi for “Rescue on the Mediterranean” published in Reuters Wider Image.
SPECIAL ALUMNI CATEGORY: Iason Athanasiadis was selected as winner for the Category “Special Alumni Award” for his commitment to telling stories of intercultural dialogue practice through his photographic works. Iason is a Mediterranean-focused multimedia journalist reporting from several Euro-Med cities including Athens, Istanbul and Tunis. He mainly reports on how, once-cosmopolitan port cities, are trying to adapt to the era of climate change, mass migration and extremism.
The Anna Lindh Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue promotes knowledge, mutual respect and inter-cultural dialogue between the people of the Euro-Mediterranean region, working through a network of more than 3,000 civil society organisations in 43 countries. Its budget is co-funded by the EU (EUR 10 million) and the EU Member States (EUR 6 million).