Panel of Judges

The Panel of Judges consists of five members from five countries. They read and examine each shortlisted project individually before meeting to assess, discuss, advocate and reject. They select winners within the context of each single category, minding effort and effect, and write a report on the winners and mentionable runner-ups for the Award Ceremony. The chairman of the PrepCom is present at the judges-meeting for information, background and motivation of the chosen entries. The judges can select, from the shortlisted entries or even (combinations of) entered work that was not shortlisted, an effort that is deserving of special recognition. They can honour this effort with the Special Award.

Sir Harold Evans

Sir Harold Evans is the chairman of the jury. He is one of Britain’s most famous and feted editors. Read more ›

Yevgenia Albats

Yevgenia Albats was the first Soviet journalist to investigate the Soviet political police, the KGB in the Soviet-era. Read more ›

Juan Luis Cebrián

Juan Luis Cebrián is the founding editor of El Pais in Madrid and CEO of the Prisa media groep. Read more ›

Sylvie Kauffmann

Sylvie Kauffmann is editorial director of the French newspaper Le Monde, of which she was editor-in-chief in 2010-2011. Read more ›

Jørgen Ejbøl

Jørgen Ejbøl started his career in journalism with the Aalborg Stiftstidende newspaper. Read more ›