The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has been named one of three finalists for one of the world’s biggest anti-corruption awards, the Allard Prize.
Named after Canadian lawyer and philanthropist Peter Allard, the Allard Prize for International Integrity honors individuals and organizations that fight corruption and uphold human rights
In a statement announcing the 2022 finalists, the Allard Prize Committee highlighted ICIJ’s role in pioneering technology-driven collaborative journalism, and in leading impactful global investigations including the Pandora Papers, Panama Papers and more.
Alongside ICIJ, the 2022 finalists also include ICIJ member and investigative journalist Pavla Holcová from Czechia, and reporter and newspaper co-founder Ismael Bojórquez Perea from Mexico.
The 2022 finalists were chosen from a field of 279 nominees from around the world. The winner will be announced on October 19, and will receive a prize of 100,000CAD (about $77,000).
Previous winners of the biennial award include Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a car bomb after uncovering widespread government corruption, and Azerbaijani reporter Khadija Ismayilova, who has continued to publish exposés on Azerbaijan’s ruling elite despite facing years of harassment, attacks and even imprisonment.