Previous Winners
 
 

In 2012 the prize went to the US journalist and policy analyst Gareth Porter. In addition to the main 2011 prize, won by Julian Assange for WikiLeaks, special awards were made to Jonathan Cook, based in Nazareth, for his work on the Middle East, to Charles Clover of The Financial Times and to Umar Cheema of The News International website in Pakistan for his fearless exposure of government corruption.

Previous winners include:

Ian Cobain (The Guardian)
Dahr Jamail, an independent journalist, and Mohammed Omer (Washington Report on Middle East Affairs)
Hala Jaber (Sunday Times)
Michael Tierney (Glasgow Herald)
Johann Hari (The Independent)
Robert Fisk (The Independent)
Ghaith Abdul Ahad (The Guardian)
Patrick Cockburn (The Independent)
Chris McGreal (The Guardian)
Geoffrey Lean (The Independent)
Nick Davies (The Guardian)

Additional awards for distinguished work over many years in the service of journalism were made to Marie Colvin (Sunday Times) and Jonathan Steele (The Guardian).