Raúl Gallego Abellán
Raúl Gallego (Sabadell, Barcelona, 1976) has a wide journalistic trajectory since he started in 1998 as a cameraman, producer and freelance for TVE2 for its program Gran Angular and TV3 realizing long format documentaries and daily information. From 2000 to 2003 he worked as an images journalist reporter for TV3 covering national and international news for daily news program and long format programs. During this period he covered Israel-Palestinian conflict West Bank Intifada and the spill of the Prestige, among others. In year 2003 he moved to TV3 offices in Jerusalem covering Israel-Palestinian conflict and Iraq War.
Since September 2005 Raul works for Associated Press Television News as a video journalist (producing, shooting, editing) where he has covered events like Lebanon War, South Thailand violence, Afghanistan War, Kenya-Somalia drought, Sri Lanka violence, Georgia War, China earthquake, political violence in Kenya, Pakistan floods, political violence in Thailand, South Korea and North Korea tension and Egypt and Libyan revolutions.
This year has been awarded with the Royal Television Society Award as Camera Operator of the year. He has also been awarded with Edward R. Murrow Award for the Online News Series Marine’s Diaries and with the First Prize WAN-IFRA 2010 Asian Digital Media Award best online videojournalism for Rising waters story about Pakistan floods.
Raul answered this way to the question about why he decided to quit an assured job to go to an agency where you never get to sign in order to be paid the same: “Because I want my job to have a global echo: If you get the best images for an agency as AP, news last longer on televisions over the world and it arrives aid that will save lives”. Flights are cheap nowadays. “But in the end, we remain always the same”.
The award ceremony took place on May 24th, with a presidential table composed by Plàcid Garcia-Planas, “La Vanguardia” reporter; Felio Vilarrubias, Secretary of the Miguel Gil Moreno Foundation; Patrocinio Macián, Chairwoman of the Miguel Gil Moreno Foundation and David Trías, spokesman and editor of Plaza and Janés, RHM.
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Felio Vilarrubias, Plàcid Garcia-Planas, Pato Macián and David Trías Prize.