The Lorenzo Natali prize recognizes outstanding journalism that shines a light on the major challenges of the day. The session celebrated the 2022 winners in the three prize categories: Grand Prize, Europe Prize, Best Emerging Journalist under 30.
Over 500 eligible applications were received from all over the globe. Three winners were selected in the categories of Grand Prize, Europe Prize, and Best Emerging Journalist by a Grand Jury of internationally renowned experts:
- Hannah Ajakaiye, ICFJ
- Maria Ângela Carrascalão, Journalist and Author
- Dr. Michael Rediske, Reporters Without Borders
- Laurent Richard, Forbidden Stories
- Omaya Sosa, Centro de Periodismo Investigativo
Master of Ceremony: Ikaba Koyi
Awards designed by Esther Pizarro
The Grand Prize went to Ritwika Mitra, with the Europe Prize being awarded to Vânia Maia. Both Rémi Carton and Paul Boyer received the prize for the Best Emerging Journalist under 30. Over 500 applications from 88 countries were shortlisted by experts from four partner universities. The five Grand Jury members considered reporting, rigour, language and style in their evaluation. All award recipients expressed the importance of journalism in shining a light on pressing human rights issues and speaking up for those whose voice has been silenced.