The Fetisov Journalism Awards annual “Letting in the Light. A Focus on the World's Best Journalism in 2021” can now be downloaded here.
The FJA annual publication is a collection of the winning stories and shortlisted entries in the four categories of the Fetisov Journalism Awards: Outstanding Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Contribution to Peace, Contribution to Civil Rights, and Excellence in Environmental Journalism. The publication also includes the editor's report, as well as messages from FJA Jury and Expert Council.
Aidan White, Editor of FJA Annual 2021, Honorary Advisor to the Fetisov Journalism Awards, President of the Ethical Journalism Network, says:
"The struggle to maintain respect for democracy, human rights and peaceful co-existence is greater than ever. Journalists find themselves on the frontline of a battle to promote truth-telling in a world of increasing uncertainty, disinformation and propaganda.
This year’s report tells a positive story — that courageous journalism is alive and well, and that the media is able to push back against political or corporate bullying to give people access to truthful and reliable information."
“The winners include five individual stories (from India, Brazil, Nigeria and Nepal) and seven collaborative works including cross-border investigations from Latin America, US, Europe, Africa and Asia. They focus on a range of challenging social, economic and political issues including people trafficking, illegal arms dealing, oil industry misconduct, threats to the environment and the plight of migrants.”