ICIJ has decided to suspend the Daniel Pearl Awards for 2015 while we consider the future of the award. We remain committed to recognizing the world’s best international investigative reporting, and are currently assessing how ICIJ can best support cross-border journalism. We will provide further updates in the near future.
The Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting are unique among journalism prizes worldwide in that they were created specifically to honor cross-border investigative reporting. Formerly the ICIJ Awards, the prizes were renamed in 2008 in honor of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was slain by militants in Pakistan in 2002.
Past ICIJ award winners have reported about abuses faced by immigrants in American workplaces; the involvement of Sweden in the CIA secret renditions program; and allegations of sexual exploitation of Congolese women and children by United Nations peacekeepers, among other issues of world importance.
The competition, held biennially, is open to any professional journalist or team of journalists of any nationality working in any medium.