Winners of the 2020 ARIJ Awards
Ahmad Al Shami
The investigation reveals how Egypt has been misusing a coronavirus antibody test to screen air passengers and medical staff for the virus. Antibody tests detect whether people have previously had the virus not whether they currently have it. It revealed that Egypt bought the antibody test from Canada and that the test has still to be approved by Canadian health regulators.
Mahmoud El Wakea
The investigation uncovers the route of Emirates and Turkish weapons into Libya in violation of UN resolutions prohibiting arms exports to the country.
Bronze Award (1)
Bronze Award (2)
Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq
Special Mention For Investigation
The investigation documents how the Egyptian Weightlifting Federation was eliminated by the Independent Member Federation Sanctions Panel (IMFSP) after several weightlifters were tested positive in out-of-competition tests revealing the use of steroids in their nutritional supplements. The investigation shed the light on the shattered dreams of several weightlifters and put the future of almost 50 weightlifters of both genders.
The Best Arab Investigation On COVID-19
Mohammed Al Hasani
The investigation documents the inhumane conditions and fear of catching the virus that caused Yemenis to flee their quarantine areas as designated by the internationally-recognised government. It follows several individuals and their escapes through bribing and colluding with authorities.
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