The United Nations Correspondents Association

The United Nations Correspondents Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 UNCA Awards.

This year celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the UN Correspondents Association!

On Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) will award the winners of the 2018 UNCA Awards for best print, broadcast and online media coverage of the United Nations, U.N. agencies and field operations. The 23rd annual UNCA Awards will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street – 110 East 42nd Street New York – with guest of honor, UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The recipient of the 2018 UNCA Global Citizen of the Year Award will be Amal Clooney and the 2018 UNCA Global Advocate of the Year Award will go to Adrian Grenier.

(Note: Bios provided by the journalists themselves will be added)

The Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize

for written media, (including online media) sponsored by The Alexander Bodini Foundation

Elizabeth Neuffer Sketch Portrait

Elizabeth 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

Fritz Schaap - 2018 Elizabeth Neuffer Foundation Gold Medal Recipient

Fritz Schaap

Der Spiegel

Silver Medal Winner

Didem Tali - 2018 Elizabeth Neuffer Foundation Silver Medal Recipient

Didem Tali

Freelance

Bronze Medal Winner

Fabiola Ortiz dos Santos - 2018 Elizabeth Neuffer Foundation Bronze Medal Recipient

Fabiola Ortiz dos Santos

Freelance

The Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize

for broadcast (TV & Radio) media

Ricordo Ortega Sketch Portrait

Ricardo 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 Winners

Virginie Herz - 2018 Ricardo Ortega Memorial Gold Medal Recipient

Virginie Herz

France 24

Annette Young - 2018 Ricardo Ortega Memorial Gold Medal Recipient

Annette Young

France 24

Joint Silver Medal Winners

Widad Franco - 2018 Ricardo Ortega Memorial Joint Silver Medal Recipient

Widad Franco

NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Fumitaka Sato - 2018 Ricardo Ortega Memorial Joint Silver Medal Recipient

Fumitaka Sato

NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Kazutoshi Kodera - 2018 Ricardo Ortega Memorial Joint Silver Medal Recipient

Kazutoshi Kodera

NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Mallick Mnela - 2018 Ricardo Ortega Memorial Joint Silver Medal Recipient

Mallick Mnela

Zodiak Broadcasting Station

Joint Bronze Medal Winners

Majeed Gly - 2018 Ricardo Ortega Memorial Joint Bronze Medal Recipient

Majeed Gly

Rudaw Media Network

Liling Tan - 2018 Ricardo Ortega Memorial Joint Bronze Medal Recipient

Liling Tan

Feature Story News & China Global TV Network

The Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize

for coverage of Climate Change

Prince Albert II Foundation Monogram

The 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

Ben Taub - 2018 Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Gold Medal Recipient

Ben Taub

The New Yorker

Silver Medal Winner

Thin Lei Win - 2018 Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Silver Medal Recipient

Thin Lei Win

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Bronze Medal Winner

Patrick Mayoyo - 2018 Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Bronze Medal Recipient

Patrick Mayoyo

Next Generation Media Ltd

UNCA Awards Judges:

Antonio Carlucci
Ian Williams
Dr. Ralph Engelman
Synove Trier
David Liu
Georges Leclere
Pierre Fabian