FAIR investigation selected amongst 2011 Daniel Pearl Awards finalists

FAIR’s Transnational Investigation 2011, ‘Pirates, Smugglers and Corrupt Tycoons‘ was a finalist in the 2011 Daniel Pearl Awards, hosted annually by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Winners were announced at the October 15 gala dinner of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kiev, Ukraine. The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project was selected the top project out of 70 entries from 30 countries. Finalists for the award included Bloomberg Markets Magazine, The New Yorker, ABC News, Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) and a consortium of NPR, Radio Canada/CBC, and Swiss TV TSI. Topics ranged from the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control’s handling of the swine flu and H1N1 flu pandemic to the world of human trafficking and sex slavery in Eastern Europe. The seven finalists represent some of the world’s best investigative reporting and include stories from Afghanistan and Iraq, Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the United States.