The Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting Award

The Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting Award recognises the achievements made by a distinguished figure in the field of broadcasting. It is awarded in recognition of a journalist whose body of work has led to better understanding and as a consequence enhanced prospects for peace. The winning journalist is of outstanding integrity, with sincerity, of who’s work has inspired others. It is awarded to a journalist with compassion who has ensured that no aspect of the truth remains uncovered. The winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting Award 2017 is as follows:


Lyse Doucet OBE is the Chief International Correspondent at the BBC. She is a presenter and a correspondent for both the BBC World Service radio and BBC World News television. She has played a key role in BBC coverage of the Arab Spring, reporting from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria