The Winners of ExcEl Award 2019

PPMN has announced the ExcEL Awards 2019 recipients. The ExcEL Awards are conferred by RESPECT to the best journalistic works on elections from Southeast Asia.

The award committee received more than a hundred journalistic works done by journalists from Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, and the Philippines. These works are competing to receive the award for categories of breaking news, feature/in-depth story, investigation, and commentary.

The jury involved in evaluating these works and selecting winners came from five countries and include: Bambang Harymurti (senior journalist of TEMPO/ Indonesia), Tessa Bacalla (former Executive Director of SEAPA/the Philippines), Khin Maung Soe (senior journalist of DVB/Myanmar), Prof. Cherian George (Hong Kong Baptist University), and Pravit Rojanaphruk (senior journalist of Khaosod English/Thailand)

Based on all terms, conditions and criteria of the competition, the jury reviewed all of the entries and decided that the winners of the ExcEl Award 2019 are as follows:

Best Breaking News Category

No winners

Best Investigation Story Category

Second Best Winner : Khalida Meyliza and team from Kompas TV, Indonesia.  The title of work is Money Politics in the Vortex of Legislative Election.

Best Winner: Karol Ilagan and Malou Manganas from PCIJ, Phillippines. The title of work is May 2019 Elections: Fraud-free? Fault-free? “A billion-peso blunder: 6 in 10 machines to verify voters conked out,
not used at all”.

Best Feature/In-Depth Story

Second Best Winner: Dieqy Hasbi Widhana from, Indonesia. The title of work is Fighting Over Mosque and The Ugly of Identity Politics.

Best Winner: Arkhelaus Wisnu Triyogo and Danang Firmanto from Tempo Newspaper, Indonesia. The title of work is PPP Require Legislator Candidates to Deposit Rp 500 Million.

Special mention for feature: Agnes Theodora and A Ponco Anggoro from Kompas Daily, Indonesia. The title of work is Ignoring the Political Reality of 2014

Best Commentary

No winner but we give Special mention for commentary category: Brita Putri Utami from, Indonesia. The title of work is Why disability issues matter in the 2019 Indonesian legislative elections?

First winner will get USD1000 as prize, second winner will get USD800, and special mention get USD500. Congratulation for all winners!