Unique perspectives from inside Syria’s civil war and exposure of health and safety failings in Chinese manufacturing won the attention and admiration of the jury in this year’s Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism, announced on Friday, September 20.
Rania Abouzeid, a Lebanese Australian based in Beirut, Lebanon, has won the Freelance category award for her stories published by Time magazine and the New Yorker covering the Syrian conflict.
The judges’ unanimous decision lauded her extraordinary access to life inside rebel factions and vivid eyewitness accounts and hard-won factual information that penetrated to the heart of an important, dangerous and confusing story. Read Rania’s entries and story statements
The Local Reporter category has been won by China’s Fiona Xiao-Mi Tam for her revelatory exposure, while based in Guangdong Province, of the appalling scale of health and safety abuse of workers in China’s booming manufacturing sector published by the South China Morning Post.
Read Fiona’s entries and story statements