top of page






Story of the Year by a Full Member of the FPA 

Daniele Hamamdjian, Marc D’Amours

Life under the Taliban for Afghan Women

CTV News, Canada

Birgit Maass 🥇

Public Order versus Civil Rights: Is Liberal Britain under threat?

Deutsche Welle, Germany

Joerg Schindler

Britain in Crisis

Der Spiegel, Germany


Environment Story of the Year

Jess Kelly, Owen Pinnell, BBC Arabic Investigations  🥇

Under Poisoned Skies

BBC News and BBC Arabic

Rebecca Henschke, Astudestra Ajeng, Kelvin Brown, Joel Gunter, Sam Piranty

The Monkey Haters

BBC Eye/BBC World Service

Elisângela Mendonça, Andrew Wasley and Fábio Zuker

Collagen craze drives deforestation and rights abuses 

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

TV News Story of the Year

Orla Guerin

The children of Yemen’s forgotten war

BBC News

Nima Elbagir

Hidden from view – Sexual abuse and torture in Iranian black sites 

CNN Worldwide

Quentin Sommerville, Darren Conway 🥇

On Zero Line Ukraine

BBC News

Print & Web News Story of the Year

Paul Carsten, David Lewis, Reade Levinson, Libby George

Nightmare in Nigeria


Stephanie Clifford, Jonathan Beckman, Abigail Fielding Smith

An autistic man was surfing the internet on his dad's sofa. Then the FBI turned up


Zachary Mider, Swati Gupta, Modou Joof 🥇

Poisoned cough syrup killed kids

Bloomberg News

Radio/Podcast of the Year

Josh Baker, Sara Obeidat, Joe Kent, Jonathan Aspinwall, Emma Rippon 🥇

The Shamima Begum Story (Series 2 of I’m Not A Monster)

BBC News Long Form Audio for BBC Sounds/5 Live

Nicky Woolf, Max Johnston

The Sound: Mystery of Havana Syndrome

Project Brazen / Goat Rodeo

Sahar Zand, Heidi Pett, Sarah Burke

Dirty Work: The Misuse of Interpol Red Notices

Sky News

TV Documentary/Feature Story of the Year

Robin Barnwell, Dareen Kemp, Hilary Andersson, Serhiy Solodko, Taras Shumeyko, Guy Creasey,Toby Fitzpatrick 🥇

Mariupol: The People’s Story

BBC /Top Hat Productions /Hayloft Productions

Majed Neisi, Sasha Joelle Achilli, Dan Edge

Inside the Iranian Uprising

BBC Current Affairs/ Frontline PBS, / Passion Documentaries

Fault Lines Team

The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

Al Jazeera English - Fault Lines

ITV Team

Inside Russia: Putin's War at Home

ITV and Hardcash Productions

Travel/Tourism Story of the Year

Stephen Bleach

Trail blazers: The holiday that changed the world

The Sunday Times Magazine

Matt Rudd 🥇


The Sunday Times Magazine

Sally Williams

Dark waters: how the adventure of a lifetime turned to tragedy

The Guardian Long Read

Financial/Economic Story of the Year

Miles Johnson

Wagner Inc: a Russian warlord and his lawyers

Financial Times

Harry Wallop 🥇

The Banana Unpeeled

The Sunday Times Magazine

Yifan Yu

The U.S.-China rare earths battle

Nikkei Asia

Arts & Culture Story of the Year

Mobeen Azhar, Megumi Inman

Predator: The secret Scandal of J-Pop

BBC Current Affairs

Sam Knight

An uncertain image

The New Yorker

Jonathan Miller, Nick Blakemore, Yousef Hammash, Claire Pringle, Andy Lee, Ed Fraser 🥇

Gaza: Daring to Dream

Unreported World, Channel 4

Jen Stout

Hunting for Vakulenko

New Humanist

Thomson Foundation Young Journalist of the Year

Jamaima Afridi, Pakistan

 Freelance Reporter / Filmmaker, Nikkei Asia/Asia Democracy Chronicles

  1. Afghan women fleeing to Pakistan

  2. Tribal women pursuing inheritance rights

  3. Land of the missing

Yara El Murr, Lebanon 🥇

Journalist, The Public Source

  1. Tripoli missing migrants

  2. Climate change agriculture.

  3. Lebanon disaster risk preparedness

Zuha Siddiqui, Pakistan

Labour x Tech reporting fellow, Vice/Rest of World/Unbias the News

  1. 16 children died in Karachi toxic air factory.

  2. Pakistan internet outage

  3. Karachi fighting an unfolding climate apocalypse

Science Story of the Year

Ben Spencer

Disease X

The Sunday Times Magazine


Samanth Subramanian 🥇

Dismantling Sellafield: the epic task of shutting down a nuclear site

Guardian Long Read


John Sudworth, Simon Maybin, Richard Vadon

Fever: The Hunt for Covid's Origin

BBC Radio 4

City University MA Future Foreign Correspondent

Neha Dhillon

Riots in Martinique


Polly Thomson

Louisiana Death Row


Maya Saad 🥇

Lebanon Tragedy at Sea


Robin Barnwell 🏆

The FPA's External Judges for our 2023 edition #FPAawards23:


ALAN RUSBRIDGER is the editor of Prospect and the former head of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. He was Editor in Chief of the Guardian from 1995 to 2015, during which period he oversaw the digital transformation of the paper to a world-leading digital news organisation. Investigations into WikiLeaks, tax avoidance, phone hacking and the Snowden revelations won numerous awards, including the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He is the co-author of the BBC drama, Fields of Gold and wrote the books: Breaking News and News and How to Use it . He is  a member of the Facebook Oversight Board. Together with Lionel Barber, he hosts the podcast Media Confidential on Prospect.

GLENDA COOPER is the deputy head of the journalism department and BA programme director at City University of London. She is the author of Reporting Humanitarian Disasters in a Social Media Age (Routledge, 2018) and co-editor of Humanitarianism, Communications and Change (Peter Lang, 2015). Prior to City she worked as a staff editor and reporter at The Independent, Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and as a correspondent for the BBC News Channel and Radio 4. She was the Laurence Stern Fellow at the Washington Post where she covered 9/11 and was the Guardian Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.

PAUL DAVIES recently retired after a career spanning more than half a century in print,radio and television journalism. He is best known for  39 years as a senior correspondent with ITN, many of them spent reporting from the frontlines of the world's conflicts. His trademark was reporting from the heart of the story including from inside sieges in Bucharest and Dubrovnik. His work in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Romania and in the break up of former Yugoslavia was recognised with all of the industry's major awards. In 1993 he was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for services to broadcast journalism.



Chair of the Judges:

Elodie Goulesquea - Freelance (France)

(previous winner of the FPA Awards in 2019)



Previous Winners of the Journalist of the Year Award:

2022 Isobel Yeung, VICE News

2021 Robert Moore, ITV News

2020 Maria Ressa, Rappler

2019 Namak Koshnaw, BBC Arabic

2018 Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Reuters

2017 Daniel Taylor, The Guardian

2016 Marcel Mettelsiefen, Channel 4

2015 Martin Chulov, The Guardian

2014 Ed Caesar, New Yorker 

2013 Anthony Loyd, The Times

2012 Paul Wood, BBC 

Special posthumous award to Marie Colvin, Sunday Times

2011 Nick Davies, The Guardian

2010 Anthony Thomas, Mentorn & HBO and Saeed Kamali Dehghan, The Guardian

2009 Martin Hickman, The Independent



The keynote speech at FPA Media Awards 2023 was delivered by H.M. Queen Camilla 

In previous years, our Guests of Honour and Keynote Speakers have included:

- Hon Fabien Picardo, Chief Minister of Gibraltar

- Senator Mario Monti, Former Prime Minister of Italy 

- HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan 

- HRH the Prince of Wales

- HM King Felipe VI of Spain 

- Prime Minister Boris Johnson (when Mayor of London)

- Rt Hon Carwyn Jones, former First Minister of Wales

- Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of RSF

  (Reporters Without Borders)

- three former British Foreign Secretaries 

- the former US Ambassador Matthew Barzun 

- Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize Winner and first ever Indian President of the Royal Society.

HM Queen Rania of Jordan is, to date, the only-ever recipient of the FPA Humanitarian of the Year Award, which she received in 2016 (see here).


Every year, the guest list for the Awards is made up of around 350-400 influential members of the British and International media, UK politicians, business leaders, foreign government representatives and other leading opinion makers.


RUSB_Volumes_FPA_RUSBRIDGER PHOTO-2023-09-27-18-41-35_edited.jpg
GLENDA COOPER 2_edited.png
bottom of page