United Nations Correspondents Association Recognizes Outstanding International Reporting

This year's UNCA gala was held Dec. 14 at 55 Cipriani.

As is the case each year, the list of winners honored this month by the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) is impressive.

Benedict Moran, formerly a full-time U.N. producer for Al Jazeera English, won The Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize for his report on the confict in the Central African Republic.

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Romanian TV reporter Marian Voicu and Spanish broadcast journalist Angela Rodicio shared the Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize. Voicu was cited for his look at the crisis in Syria, while Rodicio earned recognition for her look at an exodus of Colombian refugees.

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Global Prize for Coverage of Climate Change went to Sydney-based Al Jazeera correspondent Andrew Thomas, for his report “Climate Change Tops UN Agenda in Samoa,” while Chris Arsenault of Thomson Reuters and Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna of Radio Nigeria shared The United Nations Foundation Prize, which recognizes coverage of the humanitarian and developmental aspects of U.N. efforts.

The judges for this year’s awards were David Andelman (World Policy Journal), Antonio Carluccio (L’Espresso), Professor Lonnie Isabel (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism), Chris Sullivan (Associated Press), Georges Leclere (LGMA), Rory O’Connor (Globalvision) and Ian Williams (Tribune London). The runner-up winners in the above categories include a Silver Medal CNN tie in the Richard Ortega Memorial prize category shared by Christiane Amanpour and Poppy Armstrong.

Congrats to all of this year’s honorees.