The award will be for the kind of reporting that distinguished Martha: in her own words "the view from the ground". This is essentially a human story that penetrates the established version of events and illuminates an urgent issue buried by prevailing fashions of what makes news. We would expect the winner to tell an unpalatable truth, validated by powerful facts, that exposes establishment conduct and its propaganda, or "official drivel", as Martha called it. The subjects can be based in this country or abroad.
The prize is awarded annually to journalists writing in English whose work has appeared in print or in a reputable internet publication.
Umar Cheema, ... Julian Assange and two other journalists have been declared winners of one of the prestigious British award, Martha Gellhorn Award for brave reporting. ... Charles Clovers of Financial Times and Jonathan Cook of Independent newspaper