Jonathan was one of three winners of the 2011 Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism, awarded at a ceremony in London in June 2011. The other two were Umar Cheema, of Pakistan’s News International newspaper, and Charles Clover, of the Financial Times. The picture shows Jonathan (left) and Charles receiving the award from John Pilger, chair of the judging panel.
At the same event, Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.
The judge’s citation reads: “Jonathan Cook’s work on Palestine and Israel, especially his de-coding of official propaganda and his outstanding analysis of events often obfuscated in the mainstream, has made him one of the reliable truth-tellers in the Middle East.”
John Pilger’s speech at the award ceremony