Al Jazeera English wins three NAJA awards

Al Jazeera wins three awards for its coverage of Native American topics.

    Al Jazeera English provides the latest news and current affairs coverage to over 190 countries [Reuters]
    Al Jazeera English provides the latest news and current affairs coverage to over 190 countries [Reuters]

    The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) has awarded Al Jazeera English News three prizes in recognition of the network's coverage on the aftermath of a toxic spill into the Animas River in Colorado, floodings caused by oil and gas exploration on the Louisiana coast and the quest of Maine's Passamaquoddy tribe to attain food sovereignty. 

    The awards were presented at the 2016 Excellence in Journalism conference in New Orleans on Tuesday.

    This is the third year in a row that correspondent Shihab Rattansi and producer Anar Virji have won the awards.

    "We are delighted to win another batch of awards for reports on issues that are important not just to Native Americans, but that also have a universal relevance," said Giles Trendle, acting managing director of Al Jazeera English.

    "These awards, and from such an association, further validate the editorial mission of Al Jazeera English to feature perspectives rarely heard in the mainstream media."

    Each year, NAJA honours individuals or organisations in the field of journalism for outstanding coverage of Native Americans topics. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Sentenced to death for blasphemy: Surviving Pakistan's death row

    Sentenced to death for blasphemy: Surviving Pakistan's death row

    The story of a man who spent 19 years awaiting execution reveals the power of a false blasphemy claim to destroy a life.

    A story of exile and return: From Italy to Syria and back again

    A story of exile and return: From Italy to Syria and back again

    His grandfather fled fascist Italy during WWII and found refuge in Syria. Now Alberto and his family have returned.

    The Syrian women and girls sold into sexual slavery in Lebanon

    The Syrian women and girls sold into sexual slavery in Lebanon

    Syria's refugee crisis has shone a light on sex trafficking in Lebanon, where victims are often treated as criminals.