Madrid, Nov 16 (EFE).- The Asociación de Medios de Información (AMI) on Wednesday awarded 55 journalists working for the Spanish press, including 19 from the Efe news agency, for their “essential work” on the ground in Ukraine.
The awards will be presented on December 1 during the AMI’s annual conference, Claves 2023.
The association’s board, made up of the country’s leading editors, said the prize winners’ work allowed citizens “to learn, through their testimony, the developments that are sadly transforming the history of Europe.”
The AMI brings together 80 national and regional media outlets in Spain.
Gabriela Cañas, the president of the Efe news agency, said it was a “great joy that the AMI had awarded the work our journalists have done, and continue to do, on the ground since the beginning of the war.”
“Fifteen men and four women who have given everything to inform, with the utmost of responsibility, in difficult situations, and often hostile and dangerous conditions.”
“I take this opportunity that the AMI gives us to thank them and all the other award-winning journalists from other new outlets for their commitment to a job well done and their reflections upon returning home from such an experience. All in the name of good, honest and rigorous journalism, which is so necessary in the swamp of fake news that is currently circulating, especially on social media.”
She added that the war “had put us all to the test and the mutual support that journalists had shown on the ground was exemplary.”
“These are not easy times to do our work, for this reason the recognition from the AMI is a boost of morale that we dedicate to the Ukrainian people, for their exemplary character and resilience.” EFE