Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism

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The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, named for the war correspondent, Martha Gellhorn, was established in 1999 by the Martha Gellhorn Trust.[citation needed] The Trust is a UK-registered charity.[1] The award is founded on the following principles:

The award will be for the kind of reporting that distinguished Martha: in her own words "the view from the ground". This is essentially a human story that penetrates the established version of events and illuminates an urgent issue buried by prevailing fashions of what makes news. We would expect the winner to tell an unpalatable truth, validated by powerful facts, that exposes establishment conduct and its propaganda, or "official drivel", as Martha called it. The subjects can be based in this country or abroad.[2]

The prize is awarded annually to journalists writing in English whose work has appeared in print or in a reputable internet publication.

Alexander Matthews was the chair of the Martha Gellhorn Trust Prize Committee in 2011.[3] According to its website, the prize committee includes James Fox, Jeremy Harding, Cynthia Kee, Sandy Matthews, Shirlee Matthews and John Pilger.[4]

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  1. ^ "The Martha Gellhorn Trust Prize - Charity 1107526". Charity Commission. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  2. ^ James Fox, Victoria Glendinning, John Hatt, Cynthia Kee, Alexander Matthews, John Pilger (September 25, 1999). "Letter: Martha Gellhorn prize of pounds 5,000". The Independent. Retrieved January 10, 2021.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Gunter, Joel. "Julian Assange wins Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism". Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Martha Gellhorn Prize Committee". Retrieved 2020-12-01.
  5. ^ Davison, Phil (2020-11-02). "Robert Fisk, daring but controversial British war correspondent and author, dies at 74". Washington Post (in Kinyarwanda). Retrieved 2021-08-31.
  6. ^ Gazette, Press (2015-08-25). "Newspapers digest". Press Gazette. Retrieved 2021-08-31.
  7. ^ Caitlin Fitzsimmons,Reporters share Gellhorn prize, The Guardian, 19 May 2008
  8. ^ "Marie Colvin: Award-winning foreign correspondent hailed for her". The Independent. 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2021-08-31.
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  10. ^ "Johann Hari picks up Martha Gellhorn Prize". Press Gazette. 2015-08-25. Retrieved 2021-08-31.
  11. ^ "Umar Cheema wins prestigious UK award". The News International. 2011-06-03. Retrieved 3 June 2011. Umar Cheema, ... Julian Assange and two other journalists have been declared winners of one of the prestigious British award, Martha Gellhorn Award for brave reporting. ... Charles Clovers of Financial Times and Jonathan Cook of Independent newspaper
  12. ^ "Gareth Porter wins Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism". Inter Press Service. 2012-06-15. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  13. ^ Bureau, The (2013-06-20). "The Bureau's drone project wins Martha Gellhorn award". The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (en-GB). Retrieved 2021-08-31.
  14. ^ "Robert Parry, Investigative Reporter in Washington, Dies at 68". The New York Times. 2018-01-29. Retrieved 2021-08-31.

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