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Maltese photographer among winners of journalist awards

Darrin Zammit Lupi praised for Mediterranean rescue pictures

Maltese photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi was among the winners of the 10th edition of the Mediterranean Journalist Awards announced by Princess Rym Ali of Jordan at the European Parliament in Brussels.

The event brought together the Mediterranean Journalist Awards Alumni, young leaders from across the Euro-Med region and civil society and international organization representatives.

The Winners of the 10th Edition of the Mediterranean Journalist Awards were selected during a jury Members  composed of Princess Rym Ali, Naglaa Emary, media expert; Gisele Khoury, President of the Samir Kassir Foundation; Robert Parsons, Senior editor at France 24; Paola Parri, Deputy Secretary General of COPEAM; Michael Thoss, Allianz of Civilization; and Boyko Vassilev, Bulgarian National Television.

Mr Zammit Lupi won the  Photography Category for  “Rescue on the Mediterranean” published in Reuters Wider Image.

The works were shot over the Easter weekend during a series of back-to-back migrant rescues at sea carried out by the NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) a few miles of the Libyan coast.

The jury said: “The photo of the smiling mother with her baby speaks a thousand words. The work gives hope and highlights some happy endings to a tragedy”. 

The winners of the various categories including Mr Zammit Lupi (second from right)The winners of the various categories including Mr Zammit Lupi (second from right)

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