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Nicaraguan journalist Luis Sequeira wins Rory Peck Award

London - Nicaraguan journalist Luis Sequeira on Thursday won the prestigious Rory Peck Award, which honours freelance photo and video reporters, for his AFP coverage of recent violence that has gripped his homeland.

Jailed Uighur Tohti wins European Parliament Sakharov rights award

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Thursday awarded the Sakharov Prize for human rights to Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment in China for "separatism".

Atwood, Rushdie vie for Britain's 50th Booker Prize

Britain's storied Booker Prize will pit literary giants Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie against four emerging stars when it unveils the winner Monday on its 50th anniversary award.

Jailed Uighur, Brazil chief among European rights prize nominees

Apo - A Uighur scholar imprisoned in China since 2014 and a trio of Brazilian activists were nominated Tuesday for a top European rights prize, along with Kenyans fighting female genital mutilation.

Kyrgyz lawyer wins UN prize for battling statelessness

Geneva - A human rights lawyer who fought to end the "phantom" status of stateless people in Kyrgyzstan was on Wednesday named the winner of the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen Award.

Youth activists like Greta Thunberg deserve Nobel nod: 2011 laureate

Geneva - Energised and inspiring youth activists leading the charge on climate change and gun control would be good picks for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, according to past winner Leymah Gbowee.

Reba McEntire to be honored with CMT 'Artist of a Lifetime' award

Nashville - Country queen Reba McEntire ought to start writing an acceptance speech. She will be recognized with CMT's "Artist of a Lifetime" award next month.

Climate striker Greta Thunberg wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday won the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the "alternative Nobel Prize", the jury for the Swedish human rights prize said.

Ramin Djawadi earns 2019 Emmy Award for 'Game of Thrones'

On September 15, acclaimed German composer Ramin Djawadi has a major reason to be proud. He took home yet another Primetime Emmy Award.

Dolly Parton to receive Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award

New York - On November 5, country queen Dolly Parton will receive the prestigious Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award at the 2019 We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) GALA, which will be held in New York.

Marcus Scribner talks 'Black-ish,' NAACP Image Award, digital age Special

Actor Marcus Scribner chatted with Digital Journal about being on "Black-ish" on ABC, and being a part of Frito-Lay Variety Packs and Feed the Children for their "Snackable Notes" program.

South Korean anti-bullying campaigner wins Asia's 'Nobel prize'

Manila - A campaigner who tackles youth suicide in South Korea, two journalists, and a human rights activist were named Friday among the winners of Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

South Korean anti-bullying campaigner wins Asia's 'Nobel prize'

Manila - A campaigner who tackles youth suicide in South Korea, two journalists, and a human rights activist were named Friday among the winners of Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

French restaurant run by Argentine chef crowned world's best

Fpo - France's Mirazur restaurant -- whose Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco draws inspiration from the sea, the mountains, and his own garden -- was crowned Tuesday the world's best by an influential trade list, beating contenders from Denmark and Spain.

French restaurant run by Argentine chef crowned world's best

Fpo - French restaurant Mirazur run by Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco was Tuesday crowned the world's best restaurant at an awards ceremony put on by British trade magazine Restaurant.

Elton John to receive France's top honour

Paris - Rock legend Elton John is to be awarded France's highest civilian honour this week as he passes through Paris as part of his farewell tour, the French presidency said.

'Avengers' dominates MTV awards as Larsen honors stunt doubles

Los Angeles - Box office-busting "Avengers: Endgame" dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards Monday, as "Captain Marvel" star Brie Larsen led tributes to real-life heroines by ceding the spotlight to her stunt doubles.

Queen honours 'The Crown' actress Olivia Colman

London - Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman, who will play Queen Elizabeth II in "The Crown", was honoured by the monarch on Saturday for her services to British drama.

Uighur leader urges pressure on China as he receives US award

Washington - An exiled Uighur leader called for more concerted international pressure on China to end its mass detention of the ethnic group as he received a US award.

European unity vital to avoid new cold war: UN chief

Frankfurt Am Main - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned Europe must remain united if it wants to avoid a new "cold war" in tumultuous political times."If you want to avoid a new cold war...

Review: Vernée Watson wins 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for 'General Hospital' Special

The mantel of veteran actress Vernée Watson just got heavier. On May 5, Watson earned her second consecutive career Daytime Emmy Award.

Review: Max Gail wins 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for 'General Hospital' Special

Pasadena - Veteran actor Max Gail finally got his due. On May 5, he took home the 2019 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor" at the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards, which took place in Pasadena, California.

Review: Hayley Erin wins 2019 Emmy for 'Outstanding Younger Actress' Special

On May 5, actress Hayley Erin had a major reason to celebrate. She took home the 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for her work on "General Hospital."

Op-Ed: Maura West should win 2019 Emmy Award for 'Lead Actress'

Veteran soap actress Maura West deserves to triumph at the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards. She should be walking away with the "Outstanding Lead Actress" trophy.

Five women nominated for Booker International Prize

London - Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk, who scooped last year's Booker International Prize for fiction, was named Tuesday among five female nominees for this year's prestigious literary award.

Teacher from remote Kenya village is world's best, wins $1 mn

Dubai - A maths and physics teacher from a secondary school in a remote village in Kenya's Rift Valley has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019, organisers have said.

Directors of Netflix Catalonia documentary return award

Barcelona - The directors of Netflix documentary "Two Catalonias" said Tuesday they had returned a German award because the involvement of Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont in the ceremony had "politicised" the "neutral" spirit of their work.

Jason Crabb wins second career Grammy award for 'Unexpected' Special

On February 10, Christian recording artist Jason Crabb has a major reason to celebrate. He took home his second career Grammy award.

Rappers, women aiming big at Grammys after past snubs

Los Angeles - Music's biggest stars will gather in Los Angeles on Sunday for the Grammy Awards, and this year observers are hoping the hip-hop and women artists leading the pack will get their due.

Calvin Simon talks about Grammy 'Lifetime Achievement' Award Special

Veteran musician Calvin Simon, a founding member of Parliament Funkadelic, chatted with Digital Journal about the upcoming Grammy "Lifetime Achievement" Award.
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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