Adrian Mogos again rewarded for outstanding journalism

On 19 October, the jury of the Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism, London, announced that they “selected two outstanding candidates whose fearlessness and journalistic excellence represent the overall mission of the Kurt Schork Awards for International Journalism”. Adrian Mogos, a graduate of ERSTE Foundation’s Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence,  was rewarded with the prize in the category Local Journalist. The jury said Adrian Mogos provided an excellent in-depth investigation into issues of compelling importance. They felt that he showed great initiative, persistence and ingenuity, backed up with excellent research to expose human rights violations. 

About the Winner: Adrian Mogos – 2010 Winner, Local journalist category
Adrian Mogos was born in the town of Cluj – Napoca, Romania in 1974. He graduated from the Faculty of Journalism at the West University of Timisoara, following up with postgraduate studies in European Studies in Slovakia. Since 2004, Adrian has worked for the Bucharest-based daily newspaper Jurnalul Na?ional. At the same time, he was accepted as a member of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism. In 2009, Adrian was made a fellow of the ERSTE Foundation’s Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, and this summer he was awarded the CEI – SEEMO award for outstanding merits in investigative journalism. Adrian is often invited to share his experience with young journalists in Romania and Moldova.

Winning Stories
Forged identity – highway to the EU –  Jurnalul Na?ional
Fields of Terror – the New Slave Trade in the Heart of Europe – Jurnalul Na?ional

The jury
This year’s Schork jury included Jeremy Bowen of the BBC, John Burns of The New York Times, Sir Harold Evans, author and former editor of The Times and The Sunday Times, Rana Husseini, author and human rights activist, and Michela Wrong, freelance journalist and author.

More information on the Kurt Schork awards is available here

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