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. It 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.

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

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  1. ^ Caitlin Fitzsimmons,Reporters share Gellhorn prize, The Guardian, 19 May 2008
  2. ^ "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
  3. ^ Gunter, Joel. "Julian Assange wins Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism". Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Gareth Porter wins Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism". Inter Press Service. 2012-06-15. Retrieved 16 June 2012.