Alexandra Rojkov was selected for the 2023 Shortlist with The Last Witness.
Alexandra Rojkov was born in 1988 in St. Petersburg, Russia, but grew up in Germany. She has lived and worked in Riga, Cairo, Paris and Jerusalem. Her reporting has won several awards, including a CNN Journalist Award for outstanding international coverage. In 2016, Forbes Magazine named her one of Europe’s best journalists under 30 years old. She currently works as a foreign reporter for DER SPIEGEL.
Lori Hinnant was selected for the 2023 Shortlist with ‘Why? Why? Why?’ Ukraine’s Mariupol descends into despair.
Based in Paris, Hinnant is a member of the Associated Press global investigative team. She has reported throughout Europe, North Africa, and Iraq, combining data journalism with deeply personal reporting to document the wide-ranging effects of migration and terrorism. She uncovered a global drive to raise ransoms for hundreds of Christians detained by the Islamic State group, and documented the unreported deaths of thousands of migrants around the world. Hinnant was awarded the George Polk Award for War Reporting for her work covering the war in Ukraine. Hinnant, worked with fellow AP journalists Mstyslav Chernov and Evegeniy Maloletka to document the Russian attack on Mariupol. She made several trips to Ukraine reporting on Russian torture sites and an attack on a theater in Mariupol that left more than 600 deaths.