Awards and Recognition

 
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  • May Chidiac Foundation Engaged Journalist Award, 2017  (Beirut, Lebanon) 

  • Courage in Journalism, 2016 - International Womens´Media Foundation

  • Hay Festival Prize for Prose - The Morning They Came For Us, 2016

  • "100 Influential People Reducing Armed Violence" - Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), 2013 

  • Helen Bernstein Book Award, New York Public Library, Excellence in Journalism Shortlist, 2017 

  • National Magazine Award  2000  for "Madness Visible" in Vanity Fair 

  • Amnesty Media Prize 2000, 2001 (twice awarded, once shortlisted, 2012) 

  • President of Jury, Prix Bayeux Prize for War Reporters,  Bayeux, France,  2010

  • The Nation Investigation Fund (two times recipient)  2012, 2013

  • Pakis Fellow at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 2015-2016

  • Spears Memoir of the Year,  "Ghosts by Daylight"  2011

  • Foreign Correspondent of the Year (Britain) 2000

  • Headliner Award for Excellence in Journalism (work in Syria= 

  • Ida Beam Distinguished Professor, The Iowa Writers´Workshop 2016

  • International Impact Award, 2017, University of Iowa

  • Stillwater Alumni Award, University of Maine, 2008