Open Media reporter wins national journalism prize

Open Media reporter and Barlavento newspaper Editor Bruno Filipe Pires has been awarded a national journalism prize by the National Agency of Innovation (ANI).

Bruno Filipe Pires’ article on a new solar-powered catamaran, which was unveiled at last year’s Vilamoura International Boat Show, earned him an award in the ‘Regional’ category of the National Innovative Journalism Award (Prémio Nacional de Jornalismo de Inovação).

The article featured the ‘Sun Concept CAT 12.0’ catamaran, created from scratch by Olhão-based company Sun Concept.

“This award is without a doubt another high point in my enduring career,” he says.

“It is a huge honor to be again amongst the best journalists in Portugal and contribute to a long tradition of excellent journalism at Barlavento. More than awarding a single article, I like to think that this is an acknowledgement of the work we have been carrying out in the press of the Algarve, a region I love so much,” he adds.

The National Innovate Journalism Award is organised by ANI with the support of the Regulatory Agency for Media (ERC) and the Journalists’ Union (Sindicato dos Jornalistas).

The Resident also published this news story in June last year (click here).

Bruno Filipe Pires receiving his prize in the auditorium of the Parque do Alentejo de Ciência e Tecnologia in Évora