Author, investigative reporter, and Great Mind Series alum Greg Palast has been awarded the prestigious Club de Periodistas de México’s 2019 prize for International Reporting for his exposés on the theft of elections from Georgia to Mexico and his reporting from Venezuela.
The National and International Journalism Competition is now in its 67th year. Award recipients are chosen by a panel from throughout Latin America. Palast was presented his award at a ceremony hosted by the Club de Periodistas de México’s General Secretary, Celeste Sáenz de Miera. It was held at the organization’s headquarters in Mexico City on the evening of Friday, June 7 — a notable date which is marked as the annual Freedom of Expression Day in Mexico. Palast’s fellow honorees in the International category included Stella Collini, the Argentinian journalist who exposed Operation Condor, and WikiLeak’s co-founder Julian Assange.
“I am honored to accept this award — from a nation of journalists far more courageous than me, who have lost their lives reporting the news,” said Palast in his acceptance speech. “All I can do is commit to honor your award by continuing to fight to uncover the truth, whether in Caracas or Mexico or Washington.”