Winners of the first Red Cross Award for Humanitarian Reporting

ICRC handed out awards for best humanitarian reports by Filipino journalists.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Philippines and its partners including the Peace and Conflict Journalism Network announced the winners of the first Red Cross Award for Humanitarian Reporting today, May 7, a day before Red Cross Day, at the Richmonde Hotel in Pasig City.

Here is the list of winners:

Online category

Print category

  • First prize: Frinston Lim, correspondent of the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Mindanao bureau, for the story “Women grieve over landmine deaths” published Feb. 27, 2011
  • Second prize: Stella Estremera, editor in chief of SunStar Davao, for the story about the Davao Jubilee Foundation and its amputee-beneficiaries
  • Third prize: Fernando del Mundo, desk editor and chief of the Inquirer’s investigative team, for the series titled “New Centurions”

TV/Radio category

  • First prize: Ed Lingao, multimedia director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, for the documentary “Maguindanao, isang taon” which aired Dec. 20, 2010
  • Second prize: Malu Manar, DXND-NDBC program director, for “The armed conflict in Kabacan, North Cotabato which aired on Feb. 5, 2011
  • Third prize: Margaret Ortigas, correspondent of Al Jazeera, for “Southern Philippines conflict: Splinter group seen as threat to peace” aired on Feb. 16, 2011

Winners received citations and special prizes from ICRC and its partner organizations.

Here are the lists of finalists: Online, TV/Radio and Print.