Anatomy of a Killing and Caliphate Among Peabody Winners

The 78th annual Peabody Awards were given out on May 18 at a ceremony in New York, highlighting some of the best storytelling on TV, radio and the web. A number of international investigations were rewarded in the news and radio/podcast categories, including BBC Africa Eye’s “Anatomy of a Killing,” an open source investigation of a viral video that showed Cameroonian soldiers killing two women and their children; Caliphate, a New York Times podcast about the rise and fall of ISIS; and “The Plastic Problem,” a PBS NewsHour documentary about how plastic affects ecosystems worldwide. GIJN member ProPublica won a new award called the Catalyst Award for its reporting on family separation at the US/Mexico border that led the Trump administration to halt its “zero tolerance” separation policy.

Source: Peabody Awards

Posted on: May 20, 2019

Investigative Journalist Shot Dead in Ghana

Unidentified men on motorbikes shot Ahmed Hussein-Suale three times in the capital Accra, according to local media reports. Hussein-Suale was a member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations and had investigated corruption in Ghana's football leagues. The undercover report on cash gifts led to a lifetime ban for the former head of Ghana's Football Association. BBC Africa Eye made a documentary about the scandal last year after gaining access to the investigation led by journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas, who runs Tiger Eye. After the BBC broadcast the football documentary, Ghanaian MP Kennedy Agyapong circulated photos of Mr Hussein-Suale and called for retribution against him.

Source: BBC

Posted on: January 18, 2019