Reuters wins SOPA Award for story on Rohingya crisis

FE Online Desk | Published: June 14, 2018 14:17:16


The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), a Hong Kong-based not-for-profit organisation, named Reuters as the winner of the SOPA Award for Public Service Journalism for its reporting on the Rohingya crisis.

The announcement was made at the SOPA 2018 Awards Gala Dinner on Wednesday evening.

Awards for Excellence in Business Reporting across the three award categories -- global, regional and local media -- went to the Financial Times ("Unravelling the mystery of China's HNA"), Frontier Myanmar ("Funny money") and Caixin Global ("A Maze of Capital Leads to Anbang's Aggressive Expansion").

These awards were among the 95 SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence across 17 categories announced at the event, according to Media OutReach.

The entries were assessed by a judging panel appointed by the Journalism & Media Studies Centre (JMSC) of the University of Hong Kong.

The keynote speaker at the dinner was Maria A Ressa, former bureau chief in Manila and Jakarta with CNN, and now CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a Philippines-based social news network.

About 300 media executives, editors, journalists and industry practitioners attended the gala event.

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