Selected client awards

Selected client awards

MDIF clients and their staff uphold the highest journalistic standards, producing pioneering news reports and journalism innovations that make an impact on their countries and regions. Every year, dozens of the news companies we work with are recognised nationally and internationally for their outstanding work. Here is a selection.

Agora, Poland

Grand Press (2015)

Agora journalists were recognised at Grand Press, the most prestigious journalistic award in Poland. Over a number of years, Agora journalists scooped multiple prizes in such categories as best press reportage, best interview and best investigative journalism.

Liga, Ukraine

National Award for Investigative Journalism (2015)

Peter Shuklinov, editor at Liga, won the first prize at the National Awards for Investigative Journalism for his military reportage "People of War" on the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

Liga, Ukraine

PRESSzvanie Awards (2015)

For four years in a row, Liga journalists scooped awards at the prestigious Ukrainian PRESSZVANIE Business Awards, which honour the best business journalists of the country.

Mail & Guardian, South Africa

Sikuvile Journalism Awards (2015)

For five years in a row, Mail & Guardian journalists were honoured with prizes at the Sikuvile Journalism Awards, South Africa’s leading prize recognizing excellence in journalism.

Mail & Guardian, South Africa

CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award (2015)

Mia Malan, the Director of M&G Health Journalism Centre won the 2016 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award for her coverage of sexual violence. A year before, journalist Sarah Wild won a prize for her science reporting.

Malaysiakini, Malaysia

SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence (2015)

Malaysiakini journalist Nigel Aw won an award for editorial excellence in investigative reporting, the most prestigious award in the Asian media industry handed in by Society of Publishers in Asia.

Malaysiakini, Malaysia

International Press Freedom Award (2015)

Cartoonist Zunar, whose work was published in Malaysiakini, became the first full-time cartoonist to win the prestigious International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Malaysiakini, Malaysia

Putra Brand Awards (2015)

Malaysiakini was recognized as one of Malaysia’s favorite brands at the Putra Brand Awards 2015 in the Media and Networks category. It was also among top media brands in 2014 and in 2010.

RTV21, Kosovo

IMA Awards (2015)

For three years in a row, RTV 21 channel scooped prizes at the IMA Awards, a respected Albanian and Kosovar television awards ceremony whose winners are selected by public vote, in such categories as the best news program or the best presenter.

RTV21, Kosovo

Journalism Poverty Prize (2015)

RTV21 journalist Merita Sekiraqa’s piece was selected as the best TV story in the Journalism Poverty Prize hosted by the UN agencies in Kosovo and the Association of Journalists of Kosovo.

Scroll, India

RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism (2015)

In 2018, four Scroll journalists were distinguished by RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism handed out by the Mumbai Press Club, while in 2015, the outlet was named as RedInk News Start-up of the Year.

Scroll, India

Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards (2015)

For three years in a row, Scroll.in was recognized at Ramnath Goenka awards, a benchmark for excellence in Indian journalism in multiple categories, from on-the-spot reporting to reporting on politics and government.

Vijesti, Montenegro

EU Awards for Investigative Journalism (2015)

Three years in a row, Vijesti’s journalists were recognized with prizes at the EU Awards for Investigative Journalism in Montenegro for their investigative stories related to abuse of power, corruption and organised crime.

elPeriódico de Guatemala, Guatemala

Myrna Mack Chang Order of Human Rights (2015)

Guatemala’s Human Rights Ombudsman awarded elPeriódico’s founder and president Jose Ruben Zamora the prestigious Myrna Mack Chang Order of Human Rights for his “invaluable collaboration through independent and truthful journalism to fight for respect for human rights and democracy in the country.”

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