The Spanish photojournalist Enrique Meneses wins the VIII Miguel Gil Moreno Prize for Journalism, “because of his work, his good practice of journalism, being this a service to the society, because of being a referent for the new journalist generations, as well as for dedicate all his life to the journalism”.
Meneses was the first reporter who ascended to Sierra Maestra, Cuba, with El Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, at the beginning of the Cuban revolution. India, Middle East, Rhodesia or Central America are some of the many scenarios which he has covered the great events of the XX century. Besides working in Life and Paris-Match, he has contributed to dozens of newspapers and magazines and has published many books.
The award ceremony took place on May 21 in the auditorium of Random House Mondadori and it was chaired by Pato Macián, President of the Miguel Gil Moreno Fundation, the TVE director, Javier Pons, the BBC’s Middle East correspondent and director, Jeremy Bowen, the editor of Plaza & Janés of RHM and member of the jury, David Trías and the president of the Madrid Press Association and also member of the jury, Fernando González Urbaneja.
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Fernando González Urbaneja, APM President, Javier Pons, TVE Director, Enrique Meneses, Patrocinio Macián, Jeremy Bowen, Middle Est BBC Director and David Trías, Plaza & Janés Publisher.