- The team that investigated the #GuptaLeaks were given a nod of acknowledgement
- They were the co-winners of the Global Shining Light Award, a prestigious award given for investigative journalism
- The award ceremony took place in Hamburg, Germany
News24, the Daily Maverick’s Scorpio and amaBhungane bagged 'the global gong' for their work in investigative journalism.
The team was announced as co-winners of the Global Shining Light Award of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, reports The Citizen.
They scooped up this award for working tirelessly on the Gupta leaks investigation and it is considered one of the world's most prestigious investigative journalism awards.
The award ceremony took place in Hamburg in front of 1 800 of the world's best investigative journalists, Briefly.co.za gathered.
The award gives a nod to investigative journalism done in developing countries, journalism conducted under duress or threat or in very dire conditions.
The #GuptaLeaks have gripped South Africa, and the world, as it came to light just what the family got up to over here and how they engineered state capture.
Co-winner with the SA team is, Rappler, the media platform from the Philippines - it won thanks to its work on extrajudicial killings under Rodrigo Duterte.
Sheila Coronel, Academic Affairs Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, said:
"The judges were impressed with the tenacity, courage, skill, and integrity demonstrated by this year’s winners of the Global Shining Light Award."
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