RFA’s series, “Between Identity and Integration — The Uyghur diaspora in the West,” spanned a year and involved investigative reporting in four different European countries, traces the path of Uyghur émigrés over the decades from western China into Europe.
RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service correspondent Kumanychbek Joldoshev was named 2016 Journalist of the Year by the Committee for Protection of Press Freedom in Kyrgyzstan. Joldoshev was recognized for his complex investigative reporting throughout the year.
The Kazakh Service’s website won second place in the Best Bilingual Website category of the Kazakh National Internet Awards. The Radio Azattyq website is published in both Russian and Kazakh.
RFE/RL journalist Halina Abakunchyk was recognized by the Belarusian Association NGOs of Belarus as the “Journalist of the Year” for her coverage of Belarus’ civil society in 2016. The recognition is one of the annual Civil Society Champions awards.
A 20-year veteran stringer of the Burmese service of the Voice of America was honored this month by the royal family of Thailand with the “Prachabdi Award” for Human Rights and Humanitarian efforts.
RFE/RL photojournalist Amos Chapple was recognized by the science journal, Nature, for a photograph which is a part of his multimedia essay on Russians mining for mammoth tusks in the Siberian permafrost, “The Mammoth Pirates.”