MEDIA AWARDS

The 2019 International Media Awards

In 2019, the International Media Awards will once again return to London following the success of the tenth ceremony in June of 2017. Esteemed guests arrived from all across the Middle East, from places as disparate as Libya, Afghanistan and Israel.

Celebration and recognition was given to an array of journalists across six key categories such as The Peace through Media Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and Cutting Edge Award. The 2017 winners included Lyse Doucet OBE who received the Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting for her phenomenal work, notably her coverage of the Arab Spring. Jack Merlin Watling, the investigative journalist, was also celebrated and was the recipient of The Breakaway Award.

Historically, The International Media Awards have been organised to celebrate principles of ethical journalism, including the precepts of truth and accuracy, fairness and impartiality,  humanity and finally, accountability. These concepts may have become neglected in the post-truth age we currently live in, where alternative facts are given as much credibility as honest journalism. It is, therefore, vital to honour the commitment and professionalism credible journalists have when uncovering the truth about the most complex political tides the world faces today.

The Latest Awards

The Media Awards are awarded to journalists and broadcasters who, through the consistently high standard of their work, promote better understanding of the people and politics of the world as a whole but with a particular emphasis on the Middle East.

The Latest Winners

Peace Through Media Award

is granted to a senior editor, journalist or broadcaster with a body of work that has significantly promoted better understanding

View the winners:

FABIO SCUTO / IMAD KARAM / ROGEL ALPHER

Cutting Edge Award

is granted to established journalists and broadcasters who have made an outstanding contribution to promoting understanding of the other.

View the winners:

IONA CRAIG / OHAD HEMO

Breakaway Award

is granted to journalists and broadcasters of outstanding promise who have made a courageous difference by promoting better understanding

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GARETH BROWNE / JACK MERLIN WATLING

Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting Award

is granted to senior broadcasters who have made a courageous difference by promoting better understanding

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LYSE DOUCET OBE

New Ground Award

publicly recognising the efforts of broadcasters and journalists who have put their careers and even their lives at risk through their commitment to reporting truthfully and responsibly

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CHRISTINE GARABEDIAN / NOMAK KHOSHNAW

In Memoriam

Memorial to the journalists killed covering the Middle East and North Africa from 2013 to 2017

From the Earlier Awards

 Just a few of the highlights and comments from the International Media Awards held in London in 2013