Latin American investigative journalism prize
| ||Media plays a key role in the fight against corruption, increasing public knowledge of corruption in general as well as investigative reporting on specific cases. It can also be a dangerous profession – in many cases, journalists who write about corruption put their lives on the line. In tribute, the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad and Transparency International for Latin America joined forces in 2002 to award investigative journalism with a focus on corruption. |
The prize, awarded annually, consists of a first place prize of US $25,000 for the best report on corruption, and two special prizes of US $5,000 (each) for reports of special merit. Now in its fourth year, the Prize for the best journalist corruption report in Latin America has become a reference for all journalists in the region. It has fostered quality research and reporting and has provided support and international recognition to its winners, increasing their visibility and therefore their safety.
During the 12th IACC, the 2005 winners, Venezuelan reporters Tamoa Calzadilla and Laura Weffer, have received their prize for their research and report on the Danilo Anderson case.
Click here to read more about the awards.
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Published on: 2006-05-17 (472 reads)