Shortlist

Outstanding Contribution to Peace
Ali Al Ibrahim, Khalifa Al Khuder
(Sweden / Syria)
Syria’s Sinister Yet Lucrative Trade in Dead Bodies
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Haris Rovčanin, Albina Sorguč
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Series: BIRN Fact-Check: Is the Bosnian Serb Report on the Sarajevo Siege Accurate?
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Kolapo Olapoju
(Nigeria)
Series: Conflict in a Pandemic
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Marga Zambrana
(Spain)
Uyghur Refugees Speak Out Against Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
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Olatunji Ololade
(Nigeria)
The Boys Who Swapped Football for Bullets
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Contribution to Civil Rights
Carmen Grau Vila
(Japan)
Japan’s Indigenous Ainu Community Don’t Want a Theme Park – They Want Their Rights
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Corinne Redfern, Ali Ahsan
(Italy, Bangladesh)
She Was Trafficked into a Giant Brothel. Now She Runs It
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Daneel Knoetze
(South Africa)
#AboveTheLaw: How SAPS Protects the Killers Within Its Ranks
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Hélène Seynaeve, Cole Stangler, Filippo Poltronieri, Maurizio Franco, François Greuez, Valentin Delaunoy
(Belgium/ France/ Italy)
Inequality Unmasked
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John B Washington, José Olivares
(United States)
Series: “A Silent Pandemic”
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Monica Jha
(India)
The Testimony
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Nils Adler, Pascal Vossen
(United Kingdom)
Murder in the Name of Honour
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Shalini Singh
(India)
Series: Women@Work
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Shola Lawal
Nigeria
As Ocean Empties, Senegal's Fishermen Risk Seas for New Life in Europe
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Sukanya Shantha
(India)
Series: From Segregation to Labour, Manu’s Caste Law Governs the Indian Prison System;  Rajasthan HC Takes Suo Motu Note of The Wire's Prison Report, Orders 'Overhaul' of Prison Manual;  The Wire Impact: After 70 Years, Rajasthan Amends Prison Manual That Sanctioned Caste-Based Labour.
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Xavier Aldekoa, Alfons Rodríguez
Spain
Africa, a Future with Names and Surnames
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Outstanding Investigative Reporting
Nanami Nakagawa
(Japan)
Abandoned at Futaba Hospital
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Tristen Taylor, Ingrid Gercama, Nathalie Bertrams
(Romania, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands)
Where Did the European Union’s Billion Euros for the Danube Delta Actually Go?
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Audrey Travère, Phineas Rueckert, Paloma Dupont de Dinechin
(France)
Series "The Cartel Project". Uncovered: The Buried Truth of Assassinated Journalist Regina Martínez; Mexican Cartels: "The Asian Connection"; An Ocean of Guns: Mexico's Journalists in the Crossfire of the International Arms Trade
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Farzad Seifikaran, Nasim Roshanaei
Iran
How Does Iran Circumvent the Sanctions on Dual-Use And Military Goods In Europe?
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Kemi Busari
(Nigeria)
Blood on Uniforms Series
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María Sol Lauría Paz, Iván Ruíz, Luis Fernando Cantoral, David Bernal, José Bautista García, Alberto Alonso, Jessica Carrillo, Octavio Enríquez, Suhelis Tejero, María Fernanda Sojo, Santiago Sánchez, Mildred Rojas
(Argentina, Bolivia, Spain, United States, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Uruguay)
Chavismo Inc, The Gears of Bolivarian Capitalism Around The World
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Mauri König
(Brazil)
The Forgotten Children of Itaipu
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Naipanoi Lepapa
(Kenya)
Series: Hard Labour: The Surrogacy Industry in Kenya
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Pari Saikia
India
Rohingya Brides Thought They Were Fleeing Violence. Then They Met Their Grooms
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Robert Flummerfelt, Nellie Peyton, Ange Kasongo
(Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal)
More Than 50 Women Accuse Aid Workers of Sex Abuse in Congo Ebola Crisis
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Rukaia Alabadi, Fatima Al Othman
(Syria, Lebanon)
The Mahdi Scouts: A Chronicle of Child Recruitment into Iranian Militias
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Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Smita Sharma
(United States, India)
Stolen Lives: The Harrowing Story of Two Girls Sold into Sexual Slavery
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Zecharias Zelalem, Will Brown
Canada / Kenya
African Migrants 'Left to Die' in Saudi Arabia’s Hellish Covid Detention Centres
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Excellence in Environmental Journalism
Karla Mendes
(Brazil)
Déjà Vu as Palm Oil Industry Brings Deforestation, Pollution to Amazon
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Anna Geroeva
(Russia)
On the Crest of a Toxic Wave
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Bhrikuti Rai
(Nepal)
Series: Drawing a Line in the Sand; Permit to Plunder: How the Environment is Paying the Price for Nepal Local Governments’ Greed; Environment Conservation Takes a Back Seat in the Budget
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Jack Losh
(United Kingdom)
When Nature Conservation Goes Wrong
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Mya Frazier
(United States)
Abandoned Gas Wells are Left to Spew Methane for Eternity
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Piret Reiljan, Ties Gijzel, Sophie Blok, Catherine Joie, Silvia Nortes, Paul Toetzke and Hazel Sheffield
(UK, Estonia, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain)
Money to Burn
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Sarah Maslin, Stephan Kueffner, James Tozer
(Brazil / Ecuador)
Series: Dispatches from the Amazon Under Pressure
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Zakir Hossain Chowdhury, Irwin Loy
Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s Hidden Climate Costs
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