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.

GK, Ecuador

Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Awards (2019)

Ecuador’s GK was nominated for the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Awards for “Frontera cautiva”, a collaborative project with Forbidden Stories that investigated the murder of reporters at the Ecuador-Columbia border.

Mail & Guardian, South Africa

Africa Digital Media Awards (2019)

At the 2019 African Digital Media Awards, Mail & Guardian scooped Best Digital Project to Engage Younger and/or Millennial Audiences for its M&G 200 Young South Africans list.

Mail & Guardian, South Africa

Vodacom Journalist of the Year awards (2019)

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 (2019)

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.

Malaysiakini, Malaysia

SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence (2019)

Malaysiakini's live coverage of the 14th general election – which saw the first change of government since independence in 1957 – bagged the excellence in reporting breaking news award from the Society of Publishers in Asia.

RED/ACCIÓN, Argentina

LATAM Digital Media Awards (2019)

RED/ACCIÓN was selected as the Best Digital News Start-Up at 2019 Digital Media LATAM Awards presented by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers.

Rappler, Philippines

TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World (2019)

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa was named among Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” for “exposing corruption, documenting abuse and combatting misinformation”.

Rappler, Philippines

Global Shining Light Awards (2019)

Rappler’s investigative project "Murder in Manila" that shed light on the Duterte's bloody drug war was named among 12 finalists of Global Shining Light Awards, an award presented by Global Investigative Journalism Network which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat.

Rappler, Philippines

SPJ Fellows of Society (2019)

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa has been recognized at this year's Fellows of Society, the highest professional honour awarded by the Society of Professional Journalists, "for extraordinary contribution to the profession of journalism".

Scroll, India

World Media Festival Award (2019)

Scroll’s "Eco India", a solutions-focused web series highlighting environmental initiatives, was awarded the intermedia globe silver prize in the "Documentaries: Sustainability" category at the World Media Festivals.

Scroll, India

RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism (2019)

On multiple occasions, Scroll received RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism handed out by the Mumbai Press Club. In 2019, Scroll's journalist was awarded for the best video in the sports category. Meanwhile, in 2018 four Scroll journalists were distinguished and in 2015, the outlet was named as RedInk News Start-up of the Year.

Scroll, India

Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards (2019)

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.

Vijesti, Montenegro

International Women of Courage Award (2019)

Vijesti's journalist Olivera Lakić was among 10 extraordinary women honored with the International Women of Courage Award for being "a stalwart investigative reporter". Ms Lakić was shot in the leg by unknown attackers in 2018.