The international Center for Journalists (ICFJ), a Washington D.C.-based non-profit professional organization, is inviting nominations for its Knight International Journalism Award, which honours the achievements of brave journalists whose outstanding news reports and media innovations have made a huge impact
The award reflects the mission of ICFJ’s Knight Fellowships, which spread news innovation to better engage communities and improve lives and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The 2022 ICFJ Knight Award honoured Salvadoran Carlos Dada, Afghan Anisa Shaheed and a trio of Ukrainian journalists: Mstyslav Chernov, Evgeniy Maloletka and Vasilisa Stepanenko.
Carlos’ trailblazing news organization, El Faro, is a beacon of fearless, high-quality, independent journalism, shining a light on injustice in El Salvador and beyond. As a reporter for Afghanistan’s TOLOnews, Anisa worked courageously to cover major stories, breaking taboos with her reporting and persevering through challenges as an Afghan woman journalist.
The Ukrainian trio, reporting for the Associated Press, bravely stayed in Mariupol to document Russian attacks on civilians, filming the shelling of a maternity hospital and the broader human cost of the invasion in their home country.
Nominations should be submitted online here.
Winners will be honored on November 2, 2023 at ICFJ’s Tribute to Journalists 2023 in Washington, D.C.