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

European Press Prize (2016)

Justyna Kopińska, an investigative journalist for Gazeta Wyborcza and Duży Format, was a winner of The Distinguished Writing Award 2016 of the European Press Prize, also known as the European Pulitzer.

Agora, Poland

Grand Press (2016)

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.

El Búho, Peru

Courage in Journalism Award (2016)

International Women's Media Foundation honoured Mabel Cáceres, founder and editor-in-chief of El Búho, with the Courage in Journalism Award recognizing women journalists who standout for extraordinary bravery.

Himalmedia, Nepal

Gender Responsive Journalism Award (2016)

Media Advocacy Group in collaboration with UN Women awarded Gender Responsive Journalism Award to Himal Khabarpatrika’s journalist Saindra Rai for her reporting promoting gender equality.

Liga, Ukraine

PRESSzvanie Awards (2016)

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

Vodacom Journalist of the Year awards (2016)

Mail & Guardian journalists were recognized at the Vodacom Journalist of the Year awards, one of the highest accolades for South African journalists, in multiple categories including print feature, finance and young journalist.

Mail & Guardian, South Africa

Sikuvile Journalism Awards (2016)

For 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. In 2019, Mail & Guardian's health journalism centre, Bhekisisa, won top features prize.

Mail & Guardian, South Africa

CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award (2016)

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.

RTV21, Kosovo

IMA Awards (2016)

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.

Scroll, India

Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards (2016)

For years in a row, 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. In 2019, Scroll's journalists won Ramnath Goenka award for environment series.

Scroll, India

International Press Freedom Award (2016)

Scroll freelance journalist Malini Subramaniam won the International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists for her reporting on the plight of the indigenous people of Chhattisgarh.

Vijesti, Montenegro

EU Awards for Investigative Journalism (2016)

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

Investigative Reporting Initiative in the Americas Prize (2016)

ICFJ’s Investigative Reporting Initiative in the Americas recognized Carmen Quintela for her investigative work on the conflict of interest in Guatemalan municipalities published in ElPeriódico.