There have been a record number of entries to this year's competition. The almost 200 entries have been judged by a panel of senior foreign correspondents who are members of the FPA, and three external judges: Kate Adie, Trevor Kavanagh and Peter Preston.
The shortlist includes entries from David Attenborough to investigative Mexican TV journalist Juan Solari, covering media as diverse as The Sun and Time magazine, on issues ranging from Climate Change to the making of a Marks & Spencer's shirt.
As well as awards for British media, there is also a category for Story of the Year by a FPA Member. This year's Foreign Press Association Media Awards shortlist represents the very best of British and international journalism.
The winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner, compered by Clive Anderson, on Tuesday 28 November at The Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, in the presence of HRH The Duke of Gloucester. Annalisa Piras, President, Foreign Press Association will host the event, where a special award will also be made for 'Dialogue of Cultures' to the organisation or individual who has excelled in promoting discussion between conflicting sides or has made the journey between different ideologies and cultures.
Here is the full shortlist from which the Judges will make their final decision.
Environment Story of the Year
- David Attenborough and team: Climate Chaos Season, BBC TV
- Sheila McNulty: BP Remains on the Defensive, Financial Times
- Paul Moss: India & Climate Change, BBC Radio World Tonight
Financial Story of the Year
- Martin Z Braun, Darrell Preston, Liz Willen: The Banks that Fleeced Alabama, Bloomberg Markets
- Adam Henson: Russian Farming, BBC Countryfile
- Michael Robinson, No Tax Please, We're Rich, BBC Money Programme
Feature/Documentary of the Year
- Peter Hitchens: Lanzhou is a nice place, Mail on Sunday
- Chris McGreal: World's Apart, The Guardian
- Hubert Sauper, Nick Fraser: Darwin's Nightmare: Storyville, BBC4
News Story of the Year
- Neil Buckley, Arkady Ostrovsky: Back in Business & The Pull of Power, Financial Times
- Orlan Guerin, Child Labour, BBC
- Dominic Waghorn, China: Human Rights, Sky News
News Photograph of the Year
- Jim Clarke: Ian Huntley, The Sun
- Christopher Furlong: Israeli troops returning from battle, Getty Images
- Sean Smith: Prisoners in Iraq, The Guardian
Print or Web Story of the Year
- Tim Butcher: Middle East Conflict, Daily Telegraph
- Suzanne Goldenberg: Blasted by a missile on the Road, The Guardian
- Tim McGirk: Collatoral Damage or Civilian Massacre? Time Magazine
Radio Story of the Year
- Fergus Nicoll: 50th Anniversary of Suez Canal, BBC
- Mike Thomson: Inside Burma, BBC Today Programme
- Tim Whewell, Daniel Tetlow: Crossing Continents, Yemen, BBC
Young Journalist of the Year
- Johann Hari: A Journey into the Most Savage War, Independent
- Sam Knight: The Story of a Shirt, The Times Magazine
- Basharat Peer: So Near and Yet So Far, New Statesman
Story of the Year by FPA Member
- J.F.O McAllister: A Woman's Work is Never Done, Time Magazine
- Juan Solari: Iran Behind the Door Line, TV Azteca
- Peter de Waard De Volkskrant (Holland)
Journalist of the Year
To be chosen from one of the above short-listed entries.
Anyone wishing to attend the Gala Event can download the booking form below and send it to the FPA with payment.
The full FPA judging panel for the 2006 Foreign Press Association Media Awards comprises Annalisa Piras, President, the Foreign Press Association and correspondent for L'espresso and LA7 TV, Italy; Nazenin Ansari, Chair of the FPA Media Awards and Diplomatic Correspondent for the Iranian newspaper Kayhan; Hosny Emam, Bureau Chief, Kuwait News Agency, Chair of the Judges' Panel; Andrea Morawski, London Correspondent for La Tribune; Etienne Duval, London Correspondent, French Television Arte; Tine van Houts, Dutch NOS Television; Imke Henkel, Focus Magazine, Germany and Jeanette Chiang, China Times.
The Foreign Press Association acknowledges the generous support of its sponsors:
The Kingdom of Bahrain; Gallagher Holdings Ltd; Asharq Al-Awsat; EDF Energy; Kuwait Red Crescent Society; Rolls-Royce; UBS; Chivas Bros; ForesightNews; Millbank Studios; Mionetto Wines; Press Association; Prism; Quadrant Media & Communications Ltd; Renault UK Ltd.
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