• International news organisations award International Honour for Excellence
  • IBC top gong awarded in special virtual cerremony hosted by Kasia Madera
  • BBC’s Fergus Walsh accepts the IHFE on behalf of global news broadcasters


Kasia Madera hosts virtual awards ceremony for IBC International Honour for Excellence

IBC has paid tribute to news organisations across the globe for their coverage of the coronavirus pandemic by honouring them with the International Honour for Excellence Award.

The IHFE - IBC’s most prestiogious honour - was accepted by BBC medical correspondent Fergus Walsh on behalf of international news broadcasters who have worked tireless during the Covid-19 crisis.

Watch IHFE Award presentation on-demand

Michael Crimp, chief executive of IBC commented: “The need for investigative journalism to separate fact from rumour has never been greater and the news organisations of the world have been unfailing in their drive to ask the difficult questions. They have delivered clear, accurate and timely information, keeping audiences – even in isolated communities – informed about new regulations and complex science, while facing the same restrictions on travel and social distancing as everyone else.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the Awards ceremony was held virtually and hosted by the BBC’s Kasia Madera remotely. It included a video package paying tribute to how journalists and news production teams have adapted to challenges posed by the pandemic.The video featured contributions from the leading news organisations, including the BBC; CNN; ITV News on behalf of ITN; NBC News International; TV Globo; and Zee Media.