This year's Rory Peck Award sponsored by Google, Sony, AP, announced finalists, across three categories: the News Award, the News Features Award and the Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs. Finalists have been selected from over 100 entries shot in 55 different countries - an amazing quantity of work on a range of topics and issues.
The finalists reported from all over the world, covering stories of suicide, war, disease, and corruption by crafting films with powerful and intimate footage from Nicaragua to Syria, and Sierra Leone to Yemen. All nine pieces reflect the dedication, bravery, and deep sense of commitment shared by freelance journalists everywhere.
See the finalists
The winners in each category will be announced at the Rory Peck Awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday 7th November at the BFI Southbank in London. Attending the Awards is a fantastic opportunity to view the best in documentary and journalistic coverage from around the world, and to meet the talented freelancers behind the work.
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The Rory Peck Award is an award given to freelance camera operators who have risked their lives to report on newsworthy events. It was set up in 1995 and is named after the Northern Irish freelance cameraman Rory Peck, who was killed while reporting on the siege of the Moscow White House in 1993. The award is organised by The Rory Peck Trust. Both were set up in 1995 by Peck's widow Juliet Peck and his friend John Gunston, in order to provide support and help to freelancers and is sponsored by Sony UK Ltd. The Rory Peck Trust is now an internationally recognized organization that supports freelancers' rights and enables them to work safely. (Wikipedia)