The 2020 International Media Awards
In 2020, 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
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