Panel of Judges

The panel of judges select the winners from the shortlist. The judges also choose the Special Award – either from the shortlisted entries or entered work that was not shortlisted. The Special Award goes to effort that is deserving of special recognition.

Alan Rusbridger

Alan Rusbridger is the chair of the judges’ panel. He is a British journalist, Principal at Lady Margaret Hall Oxford, and Chair at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Read more ›

Can Dündar

Can Dündar is a Turkish journalist, documentary filmmaker, and book author. Read more ›

Clara Jiménez Cruz

Clara Jiménez Cruz is the co-founder and CEO of, a Spanish foundation and nonprofit news organization created to fight disinformation and lies in public discourse through fact-checking and data journalism, which won the innovation European Press Prize in 2021 for its WhatsApp chatbot. Read more ›

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Natalia Antelava

Natalia Antelava is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Coda Story, an award-winning newsroom that covers the roots of global crises. Read more ›

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Paul Radu

Paul Radu is Co-Founder and Head of Innovation at OCCRP. He founded the organization in 2007 with Drew Sullivan. Read more ›