OPC Awards Current Recipients

Congratulations to our awards recipients for this year! Acceptance speech videos of the 2012 winners are available on our Youtube.com/opcofamerica channel.

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Award Date Award Award Recipient(s) As appeared in/on Honored for Narrative
Raja Abdulrahim 2012 01 The Hal Boyle Award Best newspaper or wire service reporting from abroad. Raja Abdulrahim Los Angeles Times Inside Syria

This vivid and powerful series of reports from inside Syria range from bomb making lessons to kidnapping and government tactics. The reporter focuses on ordinary people -- both fighters and...

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Jeremy Page 2012 02 The Bob Considine Award Best newspaper or wire service interpretation of international affairs. Jeremy Page The Wall Street Journal A Murder Shakes China

In this extraordinary series of articles, Jeremy Page not only connected the dots behind the mysterious death of a British businessman, but provided startling glimpses into the...

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Fabio Bucciarelli 2012 03 The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award Best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise. Fabio Bucciarelli Freelance for Agence France-Presse Battle to Death

The images from this portfolio put you “in the moment” and have a palatable sense of urgency. There is a consistency to the images that helps the viewer identify with the subjects and the perils...

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Samuel James 2012 04 The Olivier Rebbot Award Best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines and books. Samuel James Freelance for Harper’s Magazine The Water of My Land

Vibrant and searing images made under difficult conditions. The photographer effectively used full color palette of the environment to engage the viewer and bring them to the locales documented....

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Bernat Armangue 2012 05 The John Faber Award Feature Photography Award Bernat Armangue Associated Press Conflict in Gaza

A quiet yet devastating portfolio of images that spans the full range of human emotions. The work draws you into the people and the events captured in the frame. There is a sharp point to the...

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Oded Balilty 2012 06 Feature Photography Award Feature Photography Award Oded Balilty Associated Press An Ultra Orthodox Wedding

Beautiful, painterly pictures that hit all the right visual notes. Great photography executed brilliantly that shows not only the photographic talent, but also the journalistic understanding of...

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Clockwise from left: Sebastian Rotella, Brian Reed, Habiba Nosheen and  Ana Aran 2012 07 The Lowell Thomas Award Best radio news or interpretation of international affairs. Brian Reed, Habiba Nosheen, Sebastian Rotella, Ana Arana WBEZ’s This American Life, ProPublica and Fundacion MEPI What Happened at Dos Erres

The judges were riveted as they listened to this compelling and beautifully narrated story of recent events and the violent massacre of more than 200 people in the village of Dos Erres in...

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CNN 2012 08 The David Kaplan Award Best TV spot news reporting from abroad. Anonymous CNN Correspondent and Photojournalist, Tamara Hunt, Tony Maddox, Parisa Khosravi, Deborah Rayner and the CNN International Newsgathering Staff CNN Damascus Undercover

CNN’s harrowing reporting from Damascus represents true bravery in the face of danger. The reporter and crew, unable to identify themselves in order to protect their Syrian helpers, uncovered...

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Clockwise from left: Scott Pelley, Jeff Fager, Henry Schuster and Bill Owens 2012 09 The Edward R Murrow Award Best TV interpretation or documentary on international affairs. Scott Pelley, Jeff Fager, Bill Owens, Henry Schuster CBS News – 60 Minutes Killing Bin Laden

Since the 9/11 attacks on the United States, the hunt for Osama bin Laden has been central to the battle against terrorism and has played continuously in the background of news coverage on the...

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Russ Rymer 2012 10 The Ed Cunningham Award Best magazine reporting from abroad. Russ Rymer with photographer Lynn Johnson National Geographic Magazine Vanishing Languages

“When small communities abandon their languages and switch to English or Spanish, there is a massive disruption in the transfer of traditional knowledge across generations,” writes Russ...

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