The U.S. Agency for Global Media recognized the outstanding journalists from its five networks and the critical work of the staff to make that journalism safely accessible. The 22nd Annual David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards was held on April 21st with remarks from senior leaders across the agency in support of the winners.
“The work we do to provide accurate and reliable news and information around the world is getting more important – and more dangerous – every day,” said USAGM CEO Amanda Bennett. “We have risen to that challenge.”
This year’s David Burke Distinguished Journalist Award winners are…
- The Voice of America’s Ukrainian Service, who provided critical news to millions of Ukrainians during the Russian invasion of Ukraine
- Radio Free Asia’s Mandarin Asian Pacific Report (APR) and Digital Teams for their reporting on the historic “White Paper” protests in China
- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s frontline reporters in Ukraine, who made great sacrifices to provide frontline coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and countered Kremlin propaganda and disinformation
- The Middle East Broadcasting Network’s 2022 Midterm Elections Team for their comprehensive coverage of U.S. elections, highlighting how American democracy works
- The Office of Cuba Broadcasting’s Tomas Cardoso and Patricia Martínez, who host and produce the radio show Cuba al Día, which delves into current events giving Cuban citizens an opportunity to bring to light the issues they confront on a daily basis
- Ramy Raoof, a technologist and researcher at the Open Technology Fund, who worked extensively on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and helped launch a new FOSS Sustainability Fund
- The Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) project team, part of the Office of Technology, Services, and Innovation, for their work in implementing cybersecurity principles.