Hürriyet caricaturist Latif Demirci awarded by Progressive Journalists Association
ISTANBULFamous Hürriyet caricaturist Latif Demirci was awarded with the best caricature award by the Progressive Journalists Association (ÇGD) for his work “Chequered Judge” during an award ceremony on Feb. 13.
A solidarity award was given to journalist Ahmet Şık, who was arrested at the end of December 2016, on behalf of all imprisoned journalists.
Journalists Serbay Mansuroğlu and Erk Acarer from daily BirGün, Pelin Ünker from daily Cumhuriyet, Eylem Nazlıer from daily Evrensel, Barış Pehlivan from ODA TV and Sibel Bahçetepe from Cumhuriyet also received awards for best news stories.
The best photograph award was given to Burhan Özbilici of The Associated Press for a shot showing the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, while the best review award was given to Çetin Yiğenoğlu.
Earlier in the day, Özbilici also won the World Press Photo of the Year award for the same shot.
The best interview award was given to Müzeyyen Yüce from Antalya Körfez and Zeynep Yüncüler from BirGün daily.
The best TV story award was given to two correspondents, Umut Yertutan and Cemal Gökçamlı, from FOX TV.
Meanwhile, Hatice Kamer from BBC Türkçe was awarded in the category of best internet story, while the best radio program award was given to Yavuz Oğhan from RS FM.