The Latin American network teleSUR won three prizes at the 47th National and International Journalism Contest, organized by the Journalist’s Club of Mexico.
The awards went to three journalistic pieces. Mexico: Tezoyuca inhabitants unite against irregular mining, by correspondent Pablo Perez Garcia and cameraman Victor Hugo Figueroa; Mexico: after the tragedies of the 2017 earthquakes, an episode of the show titled Tras el telon, or Behind the curtain, conducted by Aissa Garcia and produced by Juan Carlos Martinez; and the special episode on the murder of journalist Javier Valdes for the program Cruce de Palabras, or Crossing of Words, conducted by Luis Hernandez.
Patricia Villegas, the network’s president, issued a public statement Thursday to express gratitude and pride for the recognition of teleSUR’s journalistic work.
“We send our gratitude to the Journalist’s Club of Mexico for considering and rewarding our work, likewise, we congratulate all the workers involved in producing the award-winning programs, who strive every day to show the reality of our peoples through teleSUR’s signal,” Villegas posted via Twitter.
teleSUR was founded in 2005 and is owned by five Latin American countries: Bolivia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Cuba. Its advisory council, includes progressive voices, activists and artists like Argentine Nobel peace prize laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal, Pakistani writer Tariq Ali, United States filmmaker Saul Landau, the Spanish editor of Le Monde Diplomatique Ignacio Ramonet, Uruguayan journalist Jorge Gestoso, Argentine documentary filmmaker Tristan Bauer, and actor Danny Glover.
From Caracas, Venezuela’s capital, Villegas also emphasized the awards “strengthen teleSUR’s commitment to the peoples of the world, today and always, we will continue transmitting the truth sharper than ever.”