Nominations Open for ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

Sharon Moshavi
ICFJ President

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is inviting reporters, editors, technologists, media managers or citizen journalists who are from and work in Africa, Asia, Central/Eastern Europe, Latin America/Caribbean or the Middle East to nominate journalists whose reporting or innovations are making an impact on the lives of people in their countries for the Knight International Journalism Award.

The 2021 winners were Natália Leal, Head of Brazilian site, Agência Lupa and Pavla Holcová, founder of investigative journalism site in Czech Republic and were both honoured for their courageous and groundbreaking reporting.

Leal who debunked massive deadly pandemic misinformation from President Jair Bolsonaro and his allies stated that the award makes them feel like they are not alone and can help each other.

Holcová who was honored for completing a report which helped to bring down the Slovak government which she began with a colleague who was murdered said the ICFJ Knight Award provides awardees “an invisible shield” helping to protect them against those who want to silence investigative reporting.

Those who meet the award’s criteria may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Submission of nominations end on February 20, 2022.

To submit a nomination please fill the nomination form.

This program is supported by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

For more information about the awards, please contact Monica Lopez at and

for information about the awards event, please contact Emily Schult at

The ICFJ Knight Fellowships are designed to instill a culture of news innovation and experimentation worldwide. Fellows primarily work with newsrooms to seed new ideas and services that deepen coverage, expand news delivery and engage citizens, with the ultimate goal to improve people’s lives. They work in countries where there is a good opportunity to create the news media of the future.