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MANILA, Philippines – Rappler journalist Patricia Evangelista is one of the finalists in the SOPA 2017 Awards for Editorial Excellence.
The “Impunity” series features the Philippine government’s deadly war on drugs.
The winners will be announced at the SOPA Awards Gala Dinner on June 15 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Several other finalists also tackled the Philippine drug war:
- Reuters – Duterte’s War (Excellence in Human Rights Reporting)
- ABS-CBN – War on Drugs: The unheard voices (Excellence in Investigative Reporting, Excellence in Human Rights Reporting)
- The New York Times, ‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’ (Excellence in Journalistic Innovation)
- Philippine Sunday Inquirer, Lamentation (Excellence in Photography)
Inquirer‘s Daxim Lucas is also a finalist in the “Journalist of the Year” category for his story on money laundering. (See the full list of finalists here.)
Organized by Hong Kong-based non-for-profit organization Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), the awards shortlisted the finalists from more than 750 English or Chinese-language entries submitted by media across the region.
Now on their 19th year, the awards are widely considered the most prestigious in the Asia Pacific publishing industry and a world-class benchmark of journalistic best practice.
Participating media competed in 17 categories and entries were assessed by a judging panel of more than 100 media professionals, including journalists, editors and columnists from some of the region’s most influential publications, along with academics from a number of Asia’s leading journalism schools. – Rappler.com