Meet the 2020 #NataliPrize Community
Gillian Joseph has more than 30 years of broadcast experience and has reported from locations across the globe including Northern Ireland, South America and Africa. She presents Sky News at Breakfast and before presented the news on BBC Breakfast and on BBC London.
Gillian started her broadcasting career with the BBC in Manchester before working as a radio reporter and producer with Radio Merseyside. In 1998, Gillian began working as a reporter and newsreader on BBC Radio 1. She reported for the BBC’s Black Britain programme, the One and Six O’Clock News and Newsnight. She also presented for BBC London and 5 Live.
Kingsley Okeke is a media practitioner and specialist. He formulated the media strategy for African Leadership Magazine’s new markets and oversees African Leadership Magazine Group's offices in Africa. He is also the Chief Media Consultant for the NGO Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD). Kingsley is a member of the board of Directors of the A.D. King Foundation, a non-profit organisation founded by civil rights leader Alfred Daniel King, the younger brother of Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout his career, Kingsley has interviewed major African business, political and diplomatic leaders.
Maria Latella hosts SKY ITALY’s leading politics programme every Sunday. She is also a columnist for Il Messaggero, blogs at Tendenza Latella, and hosts a Radio 25 programme. Her books include The Power of Women, Tendenza Veronica, and Come si conquista un paese on Silvio Berlusconi’s rise to power. Maria Latella began her career in the 1980s, reporting for the Secolo XIX daily in Genoa, then from 1990 to 2005 she was the political editor of Corriere della Sera. In 2005, she became editor-in-chief of the leading weekly magazine A.
Maria has received many awards, including best political coverage for her Sky interviews, and is a Dame of the Italian Republic.
Marites Danguilan Vitug is one of the Philippines’ most accomplished journalists and a bestselling author. She is the former editor of Newsbreak and currently is editor at large for Rappler.com. Her latest book, Rock Solid: How the Philippines won its maritime dispute against China, won the National Book Award for best book in journalism in 2019. Marites received the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation; the Metrobank Foundation Journalists of the Year award (2015); the Ozanam Award (2011); the University of the Philippines Outstanding Alumni Award (2010) and the Ten Outstanding Young Filipinos award
Zaina Erhaim is an award-winning journalist and communication manager for the Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). Zaina was named the journalist of the year by Reporters without Boarders in 2015, and one of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women according to Arabian Business. She has trained over 100 media activists on journalism in Syria and contributed to three books on journalism and women in the Middle East. Before IWPR, Zaina worked for the BBC and wrote for a variety of outlets including The Guardian, The Economist, Middle East Eye, Alhayat, Al Quds Al Arabi.
Meet the 2019 #NataliPrize Community
The entries went through a pre-selection phase carried out by journalism schools. In 2020, the following three schools of journalism reviewed the applications received:
- The Vesalius College, based in Brussels and led by Georgios Terzis.
- The Universidade Católica Portuguesa, based in Lisbon and led by Nelson Costa Ribeiro, PhD.
- The Université Saint Joseph, based in Beirut and led by Nasri Messarra.