CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS
Overseas Press Club Annual Awards for 2012 go to - Oded Balilty of AP, best feature photography award published in any medium on an international theme for " An Ultra orthodox Wedding"
Bernat Armangue of AP, best photographic reporting from abroad in newspapers or news services for "Conflict in Gaza".
Gold Sony Radio Academy Awards for reporting on the bombardment of Homs go to Paul Wood and Richard Colebourn
Silver Sony award for radio journalist of the year to Jon Donnison with editor Paul Danahar and producers Hamada Abu Qammar and Rushdi Abualouf for their Gaza coverage. Twitter: Paul Danahar, Rushdi Abualouf, Jon Donnison
Simcha Jacobovici for his film “Tales from the Organ Trade” directed by Ric Eshter Bienstock and co-produced with Felix Golubev that has just premiered in Canada at the Hot Docs Film Festival, and has also won Best Documentary in New Zealand in the Documentary Edge Festival 2013, and has been nominated in the Milan Film Festival. http://www.talesfromtheorgantrade.com/
VisionTV in Canada will present the world premiere of Martin Himel's " JEW BASHING: THE NEW ANTI-SEMITISM," a 4-part series from award-winning filmmaker and veteran war correspondent Martin Himel. Martin and his team went undercover to get influential politicians, clerics, journalists, and academics to talk about their hatred of Jews. He investigated and penetrated Anti-Zionist movements, white supremacist groups, and militant Islamic movements, exposing and capturing on camera anti-Semitism as viewers have never seen it before. http://www.visiontv.ca/tag/martin-himel/
Matt Rees and Matthew Kalman http://www.deltafourth.com/ for their latest "hot on the kindle" http://www.mattrees.net/2013/03/17/meet-nutanyahu-d4s-new-ebook-shows-why-israeli-pm-wants-to-fail/#comment-42743
Marco Longari for being chosen by TIME as best photographer on the wire services for 2012 http://lightbox.time.com/2012/12/20/marco-longari-time-picks-2012s-best-photographer-on-the-wires/#1
Matthew Kalman and Matt Rees - who have started an alternative news venture called DeltaFourth -- combining the ethos of Delta Force and the Fourth Estate. Their first publication is a short book called THE MURDER OF YASSER ARAFAT: Polonium Politics in Palestine.
DeltaFourth reveals for the first time the murderous story behind the death of the historic controversial Palestinian leader, uncovering a plot that reached to his inner circle. The style is hard-hitting and hardboiled. There are more short books soon to follow. http://www.deltafourth.com/about-deltafourth/ http://www.deltafourth.com/
Mike Widlanski on the publication of his book " Battle for our Minds" Peabody http://www.peabody.uga.edu/71stwinners.php
In addition on April 25th Lulu Navarro of NPR will receive the Overseas Press Club Lowell Thomas Award.
Henrique Cymerman on receiving the Daniel Pearl Award for 2012. The award given by the ADL, is named after Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was abducted and killed in Pakistan in Feb. 1, 2002 while pursuing a story about international terrorism. www.danielpearl.org
Veteran journalist Matt Rees, who has been called “the Dashiell Hammett of Palestine” (L’Express) argues that much news coverage of the ‘Arab Spring’ in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere can’t convey the full impact of events. That’s particularly true, he says, in Syria, where the demonstrations and government violence take place largely out of sight of journalists.
This short story is Rees' answer to his readers: " I also wanted them to have the opportunity to see events in the form of fiction, which I believe can have a deep emotional impact.”
Diaa Hadid of the Associated Press won a Foreign Correspondent Citation by B’nai B’rith for her June 18, 2011, article on the Jewish community and Dar al-Bishi synagogue in Tripoli during the Libyan revolution. So did Jana Beris (Jerozolimski), editor of the Uruguayan Jewish weekly newspaper Semanario Hebreo, for her March 21, 2011, interview with Natan Sharansky.
Tim Butcher's has done it again with his latest book on Africa. This time following in the footsteps of Graham Green "Chasing the Devil, The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit" is the story of his 350 mile trek through Sierra Leone and Liberia, using the device of travel to unravel the turbulent history of West Africa. Adventure. `Chasing The Devil': http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chasing-Devil-Search-Africas-Fighting/dp/0701183608/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_3 and his No 1 best-seller, `Blood River': http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-River-Journey-Africas-Broken/dp/0099494280/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1
To Charles Enderlin on the publication of his new book "Un enfant est mort. Netzarim. 30 septembre. 2000" http://www.librairielamartiniereleseuil.com/livre/Un%20enfant%20est%20mort/9782359490268
Bob Slater on the publication of his new book " Seizing Power: The Grab for Global Oil Wealth" http://www.usatoday.com/money/books/reviews/2010-08-23-seizingpower23_ST_N.htm=
Karim Lebhour on the publication of his new book " Quiet Days in Gaza", http://www.riveneuve.com/recits_chroniques.php
Osama Silwadi on the forthcoming publication of his book on Jerusalem and on recieving an Award in Doha recently. See Lens: Despair and Joy Among the Palestinians by Rina Castelnuovo on the wheelchair bound photographer who was injured some years ago by a militia firing on a demonstration in Ramallah. Osama today runs a photo agency.
David Rubinger of TIME on his photo-bio "Israel through my lens-60 years as photojournalist" now launched in German in Berlin. Originally published by Abbeville in NY in English, it was then published by "Keter" in Hebrew and now in its third language. David also opened the Goldman-Rubinger exhibition in Munich at the beginning of April. See photo exhibits from a recent exhibition in Paris: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/205/17/0
Dr. Ben Segenreich of Austrian radio and TV, on receiving the " Silver Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria" The Austrian Embassy wrote inter alia:"Der Österreichische Botschafter würdigte in seiner Laudatio den langjährigen professionellen und couragierten journalistischen Einsatz für eine objektive und aktuelle Berichterstattung aus einer der Krisenregionen der Welt durch den erfahrenen TV-, Radio- und Printjournalisten: "Dr. Ben Segenreich ist heute für viele Österreicher zum bekanntesten österreichischen Gesicht und zur vertrautesten österreichischen Stimme in Israel geworden", und, so der Botschafter weiter, "zu einem Anker für aktuelle, ausgewogene Informationen aus einem Land, das stets im Brennpunkt der internationalen Medienberichterstattung steht". www.aussenministerium.at/telaviv
Stephen Farrell of the New York Times on the publication of his book "Hamas; The Islamic Resistance Movement"
"Dubbed terrorists by the West for its horrific suicide bombings Hamas stunned the world when it won one of the only free elections in the Arab world. In this fast paced and clear headed narrative, Farrell and Milton-Edwards blend frontline reportage with deep historical insight to tell a compelling tale of how a quadriplegic visionary with no formal clerical training led a band of lay preachers to found on of the most powerful Islamic movements in the Middle East."
James Hider, ME bureau chief of The Times. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hamas-Resistance-Movement-Beverley-Milton-Edwards/dp/0745642969/ref=sr_1_1? ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270974287&sr=1-1
See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy--_NU99lI
Photojournalists Kevin Frayer, Mohammed Muheisen, Nasser Shiyouki, Khalil Hamra and Adel Hanna all of The Associated Press for prizes awarded in various categories by the National Headliner Awards of the U.S http://www.nationalheadlinerawards.com/Winners2010Print.html
Rina Castelnuovo on the NPPA Best of Photojournalism - that is the National Press Photographers' Association who won the Overseas Press Club Award for the best photographic reporting from abroad in newspapers in a series called "Leaving Gaza. for 2006.