A Pulitzer Center-supported project has been recognized again for its coverage of migrants’ dangerous journey to the United States.
Videographer and grantee Bruno Federico was awarded a Hinzpeter Award in the feature category for his work in Desperate Journey. He captured the arduous and dangerous journey of migrants to reach the United States through the Darien Gap, a rugged canyon that connects Colombia and Panama. His video coverage was reported on August 12, 2020, on PBS NewsHour.
Federico and his partner in the migration series, grantee Nadja Drost, have received a number of awards for their work. Desperate Journey won an Emmy and a Peabody. In addition, Drost is one of the few freelancers to win the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing, for her California Sunday Magazine piece “When Can We Really Rest?”
The Hinzpeter Awards, named for journalist Jürgen Hinzpeter, "recognize and honor video journalists who seek the truth, protect human rights and fight for justice as recorders of reality and chroniclers of history," according to its website.
View the complete list of the award's winners here.