Winner 2011

Arab Spring from Egypt to Libya

National Public Radio

From mass demonstrations in Egypt that led to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak to the uprising in Libya against long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi, news stories about upheaval in the Arab world dominated headlines throughout 2011. NPR was on the ground and in the thick of the action, providing listeners with moving details of history in the making. Contextualization of unfolding events in informative narrative reporting transported NPR listeners to scene after scene. Coverage was consistent, deep and on-the-spot day after day, week after week, month after month. Foreign correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro‘s stories were particularly insightful and exemplary, whether she was describing unfolding events or simply passing her microphone to everyday protesters or regime supporters. Often reporting at great personal risk, she filed reports directly from the battlefield, at times with the crackle of gunfire and bombs as her backdrop. For journalism that was comprehensive and consistently excellent, Arab Spring from Egypt to Libya receives a Peabody Award.


Foreign Correspondent: Lourdes Garcia-Navarro. Senior Foreign Editor: Loren Jenkins. Foreign Editor: Douglas Roberts. Foreign Producers: Grant Clarke, JJ Sutherland, Jonathan Blakley Nishant Dahiya and Sean Carberry