The year 2020 marks the ARIJ 11th Annual Awards, which honoured Arab journalists who took on scathing criticism, faced reluctant sources, and risked retaliation, to bring to light corruption and injustice in their societies. The ARIJ Awards acknowledge the integrity and professionalism of these journalists; setting benchmarks for future generations to model. The awards are nonpartisan and independent of all factions, organizations, political parties, corporations, labor unions, religions or causes beyond investigative reporting itself.
In short, ARIJ honors unfettered truth-telling. Ten Finalists reached the top and competed to be one of three winners announced at the Gala dinner on December 6, 2020, in front of the award-winning journalists and distinguished leaders in the field gathered at the ARIJ Annual Forum. The awards were open to all Arab journalists, and this year, there was a special award for the Best Investigation covering a COVID-19 angle by an Arab journalist. The deadline to enter was September 30.
Submissions must have been in Arabic and produced and/or written by an Arab Journalist. Entries were judged on their content, creativity, and impact.
Here are the awards:
- Best Arab Investigation – Gold Award
- Best Arab Investigation – Silver Award
- Best Arab Investigation – Bronze Award
- Best Arab Investigation on COVID-19
To apply, please click here