EIT Food reveals winners of the 3rd edition in Portugal
- João Faiões and João Tuna earned the first prize with a long report about honeybees on national broadcaster SIC
- Rui Frias and Gerardo Santos, from “Diário de Notícias”, was awarded the second place with a series of articles about the impacts of drought in the south of Portugal
- Ana Tulha and Reinaldo Rodrigues received the third prize with a feature published in “Notícias Magazine” that portraits the consequences of water scarcity in the life of farmers and livestock owners
The third edition of the EIT Food Journalism Awards in Agrifood Innovation and Sustainability came to an end on November 8, in Lisbon, with the award ceremony. The powerful storytelling around honeybees, our dependence on these pollinators and the risks to the food system caused by biodiversity loss made the TV report produced by João Faiões and João Tuna (from SIC) the clear-cut winner according to the jury.
Both the second (Rui Frias and Gerardo Santos, from “Diário de Notícias”) and the third prize (Ana Tulha and Reinaldo Rodrigues, from “Notícias Magazine”) were given to long-form articles about the impacts of drought and water scarcity in Portugal, which have been felt even more strongly in the south of the country. Rui and Gerardo also shed light on potential solutions, while Ana and Reinaldo made an effort to tell real stories of farmers and livestock owners who are struggling to survive and adapt.
This year, the Portuguese Journalism Awards were organised with the support of Crédito Agrícola as a sponsor, and for the second consecutive edition in partnership with Sindicato dos Jornalistas.
The winners of the three prizes (of 1500, 1000 and 500 euros, respectively) were decided by a jury composed by: Alexandra Prado Coelho (“Público”, winner of the 2nd edition), Cláudia Martins (Sindicato dos Jornalistas), Filipa Saldanha (Crédito Agrícola), Juan Ignacio Zaffora (EIT Food) e Mafalda Gameiro (RTP, winner of the 2nd edition).
These awards were in 2019 in Spain and later expanded to Italy (2020) and Portugal (2021). The goal is to recognise the important role of media in educating and promoting healthy and sustainable values related to food within the society.
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