Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dov Alfon - Peace Through Media Award

"I'd like to thank the Next Century Foundation and the International Media Council for all their efforts toward peace....It is a great honour to be here, especially when one looks at the list of past recipients and co-nominees and colleagues I admire so much. Nothing is more important than the opinion of my peers..."
"All this engineering, all this ingenuity, all this inventiveness, wouldn't it be better used for peace than warfare?"


Monday, June 20, 2011

Falah al Thahabi and Dalia Salaam Rishani - Cutting Edge Award

"This award will give me more support and responsibility, it is a great honour."

Aamer Ahmed Khan and Dilawar Khan Wazir, who received the Cutting Edge Award

"Of course I am honoured to get this award but what I did was for my profession and I will always do it until the day I die. Before, I felt that there was nobody with us but because of receiving this award and being here today I feel that there is someone there, someone to cooperate with us and I am very grateful to have such friends."

Adel Zanoon and William Morris
Adel Zanoon - Cutting Edge Award

"It is wonderful to arrive in London despite all the obstacles and difficulties in Gaza especially the escalation in the last few days. Violence and bombing is part of our lives in Gaza. We need to end these things, we need peace for Palestine and Israel."

Mark Hambley, Linda Menhuin, Lord Stone, Dalia Salaam Rishini
Linda Menhuin - Outstanding Contribution to Peace Award

"I always say that I left Iraq forty years ago but Iraq never left me. After many identity crises I am glad to say that I have had a reconciliation with myself and positioned myself on the line between the cultures of two great people, Arabs and Israelis. It is very important for us to continue to cover the positive...as the proverb says, judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you sew."


Giles Henschel of Olives et al, Daoud Khuttab, Dalia Salaam Rishani, Lord Stone
Daoud Khuttab - Peace Through Media Award

"They say that truth is the first casualty of war. The one responsibility we all have as journalists is to seek after truth. The truth will set us free. This event is a wonderful chance for journalists to network and meet each other."


Alice Fordham - Breakaway Award

"It is a tremendous honour to have my name mentioned in the same breath as some of the people I have seen receive awards tonight. The astonishing courage and responsibility and work that these people have done is tremendously inspiring. I very much hope to follow in their footsteps in the future. This event honoured a lot of people who aren't always recognised."

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Dalia Salaam Rishani, Ayman Mohyeldin, Lord Stone

Ayman Mohyeldin - Cutting Edge Award

"There's no doubt that it is a very significant event on many levels. It is very inspiring as a journalist to be in the company of such distinguished peers and to know that the risks and sacrifices that many of them are making are being acknowledged by the people that we are trying to reach."

Goktay Koraltan (Press Freedom Award), Chris Cobb-Smith (Press Freedom Award) Mashael MBI Al Jaber (presented the award), Dalia Salaam Rishani, Feras Kilani (Press Freedom Award), Lord Stone
Chris Cobb-Smith - Press Freedom Award

"A great environment to be able to meet other people working in the news field....great to have their efforts acknowledged. I have been incredibly impressed over the past ten years with the integrity and bravery of the journalists I've worked with and supported."


Jacky Rowland - Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting Award

"This evening is a testimony to the way that the Next Century Foundation brings journalists together. It is particularly noteworthy that the foundation recognises Western, Arab, Muslim and also prominent Israeli journalists...Our work is very much team work."

Laila Asser, Jacky Rowland, Dahlia Salaam Roshani and Lord Stone