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The United Nations Correspondents Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 UNCA Awards.

On Friday December 15, 2017 the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) will award the winners of the 22nd Annual UNCA Awards for the best print, broadcast and electronic media coverage of the United Nations, U.N. agencies and field operations. The Dinner and Awards this year will take place at Cipriani 55 Wall Street in New York. Guest of Honor, UN Secretary-General H.E. António Guterres will deliver prizes. UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie will be awarded as recipient of the 2017 UNCA Global Citizen of the Year.

(Note: Biographies provided by the journalists themselves will be included in the next update.)

The Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize

for written media

sponsored by The Alexander Bodini Foundation

Elizabeth Neuffer Sketch PortraitElizabeth Neuffer, the Boston Globe bureau chief at the United Nations, died while on assignment in Baghdad in 2003. She was a model journalist who proved throughout her career that objectivity does not have to mean neutrality. She was passionate, courageous and compassionate, drawing attention to the forgotten places in the world and to the overlooked victims of war. She explored the forces that can ignite fratricidal and genocidal conflict and her work helped inspire the movement that led to the creation of the International Criminal Court. Personally, her colleagues in UNCA treasure her for her inveterate good humour, which counterbalanced her deadly serious explorations of the darker sides of modern history.

Gold Medal Winner

Arison Tamfu - 2017 Elizabeth Neuffer Foundation Gold Medal Recipient

Arison Tamfu

Daily Reporter, Cameroon

Joint Silver Medal Winners

Jared Ferrie - 2017 Elizabeth Neuffer Foundation Joint Silver Medal Recipient

Jared Ferrie

IRIN

Gregory Scruggs - 2017 Elizabeth Neuffer Foundation Joint Silver Medal Recipient

Gregory Scruggs

Citiscope/Thomson Reuters Foundation

Bronze Medal Winner

Michele Bertelli - 2017 Elizabeth Neuffer Foundation Bronze Medal Recipient

Michele Bertelli

Freelance, Italy

The Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize

for broadcast media

sponsored by H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser

Ricordo Ortega Sketch PortraitRicardo Ortega, formerly the New York correspondent for Antena 3 TV of Spain, was one of the leading Spanish journalists of his generation. His determination to bear witness first hand to what was happening around the world took him to dozens of countries. His war reporting from Afghani- stan, Chechnya, Yugoslavia and Georgia was especially notable and he had a reputation for honesty, independence, determination and courage shown, for example, by his skeptical coverage of the evidence for Iraqi WMD’s presented to UN. He was killed by gunfire while covering Haiti on March 2004.

Gold Medal Winner

Francois Rihouay - 2017 Ricardo Ortega Memorial Gold Medal Recipient

Francois Rihouay

France 24

Silver Medal Winner

Rosiland Jordan - 2017 Ricardo Ortega Memorial Silver Medal Recipient

Rosiland Jordan

Al Jazeera English

Bronze Medal Winner

Paul Shalala - 2017 Ricardo Ortega Memorial Bronze Medal Recipient

Paul Shalala

ZNBC, Zambia

The Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize

for coverage of Climate Change

Prince Albert II Foundation MonogramThe Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation strives to act as an accelerator of projects and solutions for the environment. It promotes sustainable and equitable management of natural resources and places the individual at the center of its projects. It encourages the implementation of innovative and ethical solutions in three main areas: climate change, biodiversity and water.

Gold Medal Winner

Somini Sengupta - 2017 Prince Albert II & UNCA Global Gold Medal Recipient

Somini Sengupta

The New York Times

Joint Silver Medal Winners

Kait Bolongaro - 2017 Prince Albert II & UNCA Global Joint Silver Medal Recipient

Kait Bolongaro

The Guardian

Hangwei Li - 2017 Prince Albert II & UNCA Global Joint Silver Medal Recipient

Hangwei Li

co-author, The Guardian

Joint Bronze Medal Winners

Lucydalia Baca Castellón - 2017 Prince Albert II & UNCA Global Joint Bronze Medal Recipient

Lucydalia Baca Castellón

Diario La Prensa, Nicaragua

Lyndal Rowlands - 2017 Prince Albert II & UNCA Global Joint Bronze Medal Recipient

Lyndal Rowlands

Freelance

The UNCA International Prize

for print and broadcast media for coverage of humanitarian and development activities of the United Nations

UNCA International Prize Logo

Joint Gold Medal Winners

Marc Ellison - 2017 UNCA International Joint Gold Medal Recipient

Marc Ellison

Huffington Post

Didier Kassai - 2017 UNCA International Joint Gold Medal Recipient

Didier Kassai

co-author, Huffington Post

Silver Medal Winner

Azad Essa - 2017 UNCA International Silver Medal Recipient

Azad Essa

Al Jazeera English

Bronze Medal Winner

Laura Angela Bagnetto - 2017 UNCA International Bronze Medal Recipient

Laura Angela Bagnetto

Radio France Internationale (RFI)

UNCA Awards Judges:

Antonio Carlucci (L’Espresso)
Dr. Ralph Engelman (Professor of Journalism, Long Island University)
Georges Leclere (LGMA)
Ian Williams (Tribune London)
Vanashree Govender (Media & Communications Professional South Africa).