VOA News Center’s Lynn Davis, Marcus Harton and Carolyn Presutti won first place in the Outstanding Serious Feature large market category for “The GPS Man Trapped in Afghanistan,” about two former interpreters of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan left behind after the Taliban takeover of the country.
“The amount of reporting required for this piece — across the globe — made it stand out among 30 amazing pieces,” commented the contest judges about the exclusive TV package. “The detail taken to protect the lives of those still in Afghanistan is both important and harrowing.”
The same VOA report was also placed in the group of five finalists considered for the Best of Show award.
“Congratulations to our winners,” said Acting VOA Director Yolanda López. “It is very gratifying that VOA’s in-depth reporting is recognized once again by CAPBA. The award-winning report represents a fine example of VOA’s journalism from every global hotspot.”
The annual CAPBA journalism contest is open to journalists in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Delaware who work for AP member stations. Voice of America maintains licensing agreements with AP and other providers for content used in VOA’s programming intended for its global audience.
Voice of America reaches a global weekly audience of more than 326 million people in 48 languages. VOA programs are delivered on satellite, cable, shortwave, FM, medium wave, streaming audio and video and more than 2,350 media outlets worldwide. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through USAGM.