Our unique journalism has been recognised with some of the media world’s most prestigious awards.
UNCA - Thin Lei Win: Silver winner of the Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize for climate cover at the 2018 UNCA Awards by the UN Correspondents Association.
Ulrich Wickert Award - Anuradha Nagaraj: Won the International Prize of the Ulrich Wickert Award for Child Rights 2018! The media piece “Sold for $7, child slave lifts lid on life as Indian maid”.
Sustainability Champion Award - TRF: Awarded the Rainforest Alliance’s Sustainability Champion Award 2018 with high praise for our commitment to under-reported news especially on climate and resilience.
My Hero International Film Festival - Shanshan Chen: won 1st place in the Arts Heroes category at the My Hero International Film Festival 2018 for her film “Art for peace”.
My Hero International Film Festival - Nicky Milne, Liz Mermin and Claudio Accheri won 1st place in the Human Rights Category of the 2018 My Hero International Film Festival for the film “Beyond Boko Haram”.
My Hero International Film Festival - Shanshan Chen won the Documentary Award at the My Hero International Film Festival for her film “Louis’ story: Child Soldier to Role Model”.
NJAMA - We won our first award for our LGBT file with Zimbabwe freelancer Lungelo Ndlovu getting 1st prize at the 2018 National Journalism and Media Awards (NJAMA as Gender, Identity, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Reporter of the Year Southern Region for “Trans People Struggle for Acceptance in Zimbabwe”.
SOPA - South Asia Correspondent Nita Bhalla won 2017 Journalist of the Year from SOPA with our mica investigation highly praised.
Newswomen’s Club of New York - Ellen Wulfhorst won “Beat reporting in the wires category” from Newswomen’s Club of New York in 2017 for her coverage of Louisiana coastal parishes hit by rising seas.
My Hero International Film Festival - Liz Mermin won first place in the Humanitarian Category in the 2017 My Hero International Film Festival for her documentary “No Exit: Jordan’s most vulnerable refugees”.
Mediterranean Journalist Awards - Umberto Bacchi won 2017 online media category of the Mediterranean Journalist Awards for a story about African migrants in Italy setting up an organic yoghurt company.
Impact AFRICA Award - Freelancer Moraa Obiria of Kenya won the 2017 Impact AFRICA award for her story on disabled mothers in Kenya
ILO Global Media Competition - Multimedia feature No country for Young Men - Senegal's villages deserted for dreams of Europe winner of the multimedia/videos category of the 2016 ILO’s Global Media Competition “Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration”.
Ron Kovic Peace Prize - Winner of 2016 Ron Kovic Peace Prize for film “Post-War Machismo: Be a Man”.
SOPA - Finalist in six 2016 SOPA (Society for Publishers in Asia) awards, winning top prize for Environmental Reporting and honourable mentions for covering Women’s Issues in India and Investigative Reporting in Myanmar.
United Nations Foundation Prize - Bronze Award in 2016 in United Nations Foundation Prize for print and broadcast media for coverage of humanitarian and development aspects of the UN and UN agencies.
Joint winner of the Gold medal for the 2015 United Nations Foundation Prize for print (including online media) and broadcast media (TV & Radio) for coverage of humanitarian and development aspects of the U.N. and U.N. agencies.
Lorenzo Natali Media Prize - Winners of 2015 European Commission’s Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015 for a feature on underage sex workers in Myanmar.
Asian Environmental Journalism Awards - 2015 SEC-Lee Foundation Excellence in Environmental Reporting by a Media Organisation for a series o f 10 climate change related stories from Asia
SOPA - Finalist in 2015 SOPA (Society for Publishers in Asia) Environmental Reporting Award for a series on water shortages in India
ACCER - 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes at the 2014 African Climate Change and Environment Reporting (ACCER) Awards for stories on Cameroon community radio tracking climate change, Zanzibar¹s warming seas challenging seaweed farmers, and Zimbabweans struggling with flooding.
Green Media Award - 2014 Green Media Award from the National Forum for Environment and Health for environmental coverage.
APO - 2014 APO (African Press Organisation) Media Award for story on cheap, green solar bottles lighting up Kenyan slum.
SOPA - 2013 SOPA Excellence in Human Rights Reporting Award for series on women¹s rights in India ranging from honour killings to prostitution to trafficked maids.
Asian Environmental Journalism Awards - 2013 SEC-Lee Foundation Excellence in Environmental Reporting by a Media Organisation for a series of 13 stories from Asia.
Webby Awards - 2012 AlertNet Climate official honoree in 16th annual Webby Awards in the Green category.
Women’s Refugee Commission - 2011 AlertNet awarded the “Voices of Courage” Award by the Women¹s Refugee Commission.
EPPY Award - 2011 AlertNet was awarded an EPPY Award for the "Best News Website" category.
EPPY Award - 2011 EPPY Award for “Best Overall Website Design” for its online platform trust.org.
Lovie Awards - 2011 AlertNet received a gold trophy for “Best News Site” at the Lovie Awards.
Emmy Award - 2010, “Surviving the Tsunami: Stories of Hope”, a multimedia documentary created for the fifth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, was nominated for an Emmy award, won a prize at the Best of Photojournalism Awards, and was a finalist in the 2010 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma. It was also named Best Web Special Feature by Editor & Publisher.
* Our editorial team have also been cited in over 50 scholarly citations, contributing to academic research in various fields.