AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Recipient, Ochberg Fellowship 2006, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, University of Washington.

Mole Journalism Award, Cyrano's Journal, 2001.

Best Documentary, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, CINE Golden Eagle, June 2001.

Best Documentary, Sedona International Film Festival, Sedona, Arizona, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, March 2001.

Recipient, Sundance Documentary Fund Grant, 2001.

The Chris Award, Best Documentary, Columbus Film Festival, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, October 2000.

Best Documentary, Sidewalk Moving Pictures Festival, Birmingham, Alabama, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, October 2000.

Audience Award, Denver International Film Festival, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, October 2000.

Best Documentary, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, August 2000.

Invited Speaker, Amnesty International and Congressional Human Rights Caucus, Washington, D.C. June 22, 2000.

Eyewitness Testimony, 'The Reign of Terror' on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Congressional Briefing for Leonard Peltier, Washington, D.C., May 17, 2000.

Best Documentary, Atlanta Film and Video Festival, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, April 2000.

Human Rights Prize, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Good Kurds, Bad Kurds, March 2000.

Project Censored: Top Ten Stories of 1999,Turkey's War on the Kurds.

Recipient, Soros Foundation Documentary Fund Grant ($40,000), 1999

Recipient,John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant ($50,000), 1999.

Recipient,Winston Foundation for World Peace Grant ($40,000), 1999.

Recipient, Santa Barbara Hispanic Community Tribute Award: "Outstanding Journalistic Contributions Toward a Better Understanding of Mexico and the Mexican-American Experience," September 1995.

Silver Award,Houston Film Festival, The Spirit of Crazy Horse, 1991.

First Place, Interactive Art Competition (writing and photography) Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, California,1990.

First Place, Herbert Bayer Photojournalism Competition,1987.

Gold Appreciation Award, Direct Relief International, Santa Barbara, California "for contributions toward the relief of human suffering, the improvement of essential health services, and the encouragement of self-sufficiency in the medically less developed areas of the world," September 14, 1984.

Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship (two-year, post-graduate law practice), 1979.

Pulitzer Prize nomination (Minneapolis Tribune), 1976.

Second Place, National Coverage, Major Armstrong Award for radio journalism, 1976.

First Place, National Coverage, Major Armstrong Award radio journalism, 1975.

   

 

 

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