The Breakaway Award

The Breakaway Award encourages new talent particularly in broadcasting, journalism and citizen journalism. The winners of the Breakaway Award 2017 are as follows:

1. GARETH BROWNE

Gareth Browne is one of the youngest journalist in Britain, currently working in Iraq. Having written for the Daily Mirror, VICE News and Gulf News, he is now a stringer for The Times.

2. JACK MERLIN WATLING

Jack Merlin Watling is an investigative journalist. He is a former planning editor at NewsFixed, where he coordinated a network of seven hundred journalists operating across the Middle East. Watling has written for Reuters, The Guardian, VICE, Foreign Policy and New Statesman.