Israel: Macintyre wins media peace award

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The Independent Online

Donald Macintyre, The Independent's Jerusalem correspondent, has been given the Next Century Foundation's Peace Through Media Award.

The prize, which the foundation says "pays tribute to the skill, courage and determination of individual journalists when reporting from areas of conflict or political repression", is given to a journalist of outstanding calibre whose work "is of such quality that it has helped to foster a climate of peace and understanding".

Macintyre has been based in Jerusalem since 2004. Last year, as well as reporting from Israel and the Palestinian territories, he travelled to Yemen to write about that country's difficulties with al-Qa'ida.

In recent months he has reported from Cairo on the fall of Hosni Mubarak, and from Tripoli on the Libyan conflict.