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Overseas Press Club Awards recognize The Washington Post in five categories

WASHINGTON DC, MAY 24: The Washington Post Building at 1301 K St. NW in Washington DC, May 24, 2016. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Announcement from Executive Editor Sally Buzbee, Senior Managing Editor Cameron Barr, Deputy Editorial Page Editor Ruth Marcus and Senior Editor for International Opinions Eli Lopez:

We’re delighted to report that Post journalists and contributors have won three awards and three citations from the Overseas Press Club, a strong showing that highlights our strengths in investigative reporting, foreign correspondence and commentary.

A team of Post reporters, who worked in conjunction with the International Consortium of Journalists and nearly 150 other news organizations, will receive the Malcom Forbes Award for “The Pandora Papers.” The award recognizes the best international business news reporting in text-based media; the judges credited the project for showing “how money and power operate in the 21st century.”

Max Bearak, Dylan Moriarty and Julia Ledur will be recognized with the Kim Wall Award, which honors the use of creative and dynamic digital storytelling, for “Africa’s Rising Cities.” The judges celebrated the “beautiful interplay of writing, photography, video and interactive data graphics.”

Rana Ayyub, a Global Opinions writer, has won the Flora Lewis Award for the best commentary in any medium on international news. “At grave personal risk,” the judges wrote, Ayyub “has called out Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s systematic persecution of the Muslim minority.”

The OPC will recognize Post journalism with runner-up citations in these categories:

  • The Olivier Rebbot Award for best photographic news reporting from abroad in any medium: Post freelancer Nicole Tung for the portfolio “Syria, War of Attrition.”
  • The Ed Cunningham Award for best magazine-style, long-form narrative feature on an international story: Joby Warrick and Souad Mekhennet for “In the shadow of the towers: Five lives and a world transformed.”
  • The Morton Frank Award for best international business news reporting in TV, video, radio, audio or podcast: Robin Amer, Ted Muldoon, Debbie Cenziper (all of The Post) and Will Fitzgibbon (of ICIJ) for “A tax haven in America’s heartland.”

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues for this outstanding and well-deserved recognition.