Friday, May 18, 2012

Roger Cohen wins Lifetime Achievement Award at International Media Awards

Roger Cohen was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award, at the eighth annual International Media Awards, for his long and distinguished career in the media, and his tireless work for the promotion of better understanding.

He is a columnist for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times and has worked as a foreign correspondent in fifteen different countries. Roger joined The New York Times in 1990 as a foreign correspondent, and after more than a decade was promoted to foreign editor in 2002. Since 2004, he has written a column, ‘The Globalist’, for the International Herald Tribune.  Roger has also written two books on his experiences of covering the Balkans during the wars of the early 1990s and American POWs during WWII, and co-written a biography of General Norman Schwarzkopf.

William Morris the Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation told reporters “Roger Cohen was presented this Award for a lifetime of outstanding work as a columnist and commentator on foreign affairs.  Roger Cohen is an inspirational writer, whose efforts to shed light on difficult and complex situations has helped foster understanding.”

Dalia Salaam Rishani, President of the International Media Awards said “The event celebrates and honours journalist and broadcasters who through their consistently high standard of their work, promote better understanding of the people and politics of the Middle East”

The awards, held on the 5th of May, are given to journalists and broadcasters who, through the consistently high standard of their work, promote better understanding. 

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