Spanish King and Queen Present Journalism Awards

  May 7, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today presented several journalism awards at the Casa del Lector in Madrid.

The “Rey de España” and “Don Quijote” awards are presented to journalists of the Spanish and Portuguese languages from countries that make up the Latin American Community of Nations, as well as nations which Spain share considerable historical connections with.

In his speech, King Felipe congratulated the award winners for their work and their “dedication and commitment to the exercise of a free press that allows them to contribute to building societies that are each day more just and democratic.” He also emphasised the importance of the awards in strengthening the relationships and feelings of cultural community between the nations of Latin America and Spain.

The winners of the awards were:

Don Quijote Journalism Prize – Fernando Iwasaki, Peru

Rey de España International Journalism Award, Television – Club de Prena, Colombia

Rey de España International Journalism Award, Radio – Margarita Esparza, Spain

Rey de España International Journalism Award, Photography – Domingos Peixoto, Brazil

Rey de España International Journalism Award, Newspaper – Roberto Navia Gabriel, Bolivia

Rey de España International Journalism Award, Digital Journalism – José Fernando López, María Arce and their team from Univision, USA

Rey de España International Journalism Award, Environmental and Sustainable Development –  Nuria Mejías, José Luis Fernández Cabeza and their team, Spain

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