Awards

Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and co-host Juan Gonzalez have won numerous awards including:

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/United Nations Correspondents Association Global Prize Silver Medal, 2013
for reporting on Climate Change

Izzy Award, Honoring Independent Media, 2012
to DN! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous for his coverage of the Egyptian Uprising

Gandhi Peace Award, 2012
for promoting enduring peace

Barcelona Human Rights Film Festival Award, 2012
for coverage of Arab Spring

Right Livelihood Award, 2008
for developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media

Park Center for Independent Media Izzy Award, 2009
for special achievement in independent media

Communication for Peace Award from the World Association for Christian Communication, 2008

Project Censored Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009

  1. - APA Complicit in CIA Torture

ACLU-NCA Henry W. Edgerton Civil Liberties Award, 2008
for a distinguished career as an active defender and supporter of civil liberties

The Paley Center for Media She Made It Award, 2007
to honor women creating radio and television

Gracie Award for American Women in Radio and Television Public Broadcasting, 2007
Individual Achievement for Outstanding Program Host

James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, 2007
Career Achievement

Webby Award Honoree, 2007
Podcasts and Politics

Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship, 2006
Groundbreaking Reporting

Ruben Salazar Journalism Award
Outstanding Commitment to Preserving the Integrity of Journalism

George Polk Award
Radio Reporting

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Prize
First Place, International Radio Documentary

Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award
Excellence in Broadcast Journalism

Edwin H. Major Armstrong Award
Best Radio Documentary

National Federation of Community Broadcasters
Golden Reels (several, including Best National News Story 2003)

Project Censored Award
Most Censored Story

Society of Professional Journalists
Best Investigative Reporting
Award for Excellence Series/Investigative Reporting

United Press International
Best Radio Feature

Associated Press
Best Enterprise Reporting

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Pioneer Award

American Women in Radio & Television
Pinnacle Award for Radio Programming

National Catholic Association of Broadcasters
Best Documentary
Best Religious Documentary

Radio/Television News Directors Association
Regional News Series/Documentary Award

Alliance for Community Media
Best Nationally Distributed Program

Other Awards Democracy Now! and it’s hosts have received include:

ACME (Action Coalition for Media Education)
National Media Literacy Activist Award

Amigos Del Sur Del Bronx (Friends of the South Bronx)
Evelina Antonetty Community Pulitzer Award

Boulder International Humanist Institute
Second Annual Symposium Award

Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture
Peace Site Award

California Defenders Association
Gideon Award

City of Santa Cruz
Mayor’s Proclamation: Amy Goodman Day, September 17, 2006

Consortium on Peace Research, Education, & Development (COPRED)
Social Courage Award

The Deadline Club New York Chapter Award
Best Investigative Reporting in Radio

Disarmament and Economic Conversion Committee
Sadako Peace Citation

Feminist Caucus of the American Humanist Association
Humanist Heroine "Exception to the Ruler"

Hometown Video Festival
National Distribution–Professional Award

Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Kairos Award, Journalism and Human Rights Work

Media & Democracy Congress
Media Hero Award

National Editors Association
Golden Razor Award
Editor of the Decade

National Federation of Community Broadcasters
Golden Reel
National Special Event Coverage

National Women’s Political Caucus
Exceptional Merit Media Award
Radio Talk Show

New Jersey Peace Action Award
Political Courage Award

New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association
First Place Award
Best Enterprise Reporting Class 1 Radio

The Newswomen’s Club of New York
Front Page Award for Distinguished Journalism

NFCB (National Federation of Community Broadcasters)
Community Radio Awards
National Entertainment /Music Program–Silver Reel
Local News & Information

Office of the Americas
Peace and Justice Award

Pacifica Radio, Washington Bureau
The Unvarnished Truth Award

Prisoners Breaking the Chains Committee
Lois Lane Award
Journalist

RTNDA (Radio-Television News Directors Association)
Regional News Series/Documentary Award

Ruben Salazar Journalism Award
Outstanding Commitment to Preserving the Integrity of Journalism

Samori Marksman Memorial Award
Journalism

Twelfth Annual Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage
Journalism Activism Broadcasting

Unitarian Universalist Association
The Wilton Peace Prize 2004

United Press International
Best Radio Feature