"Iona Craig's undercover stories from Yemen are beautifully written and full of empathy. At significant personal risk she reveals much of what lies behind the region's current crisis with an on-the-gorund eyewitness perspective, stemming from impressive personal inititative, which is at the heart of great journalism." - Kurt Schork Memorial Awards Judges' Citation, 2016

James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism runner-up

June 2018

Overseas Press Club of America Awards, Roy Rowan Award runner-up

March 2018

George Polk Awards, Foreign Reporting WINNER

February 2018

Bayeux-Calvados Awards for War Correspondents, Print shortlisted

October 2017

International Media Awards, Cutting Edge WINNER

June 2017

Kurt Schork Memorial Awards, International Journalism WINNER

October 2016

The Orwell Prize for Journalism WINNER

May 2016

XCity University WINNER

March 2015

The Frontline Club Awards, Print WINNER

October 2014

The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism WINNER

June 2014

The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism shortlisted

June 2013

The Sunday Times Tom Walker Foreign News Award WINNER


Press Gazette Awards, Student Scoop of the Year shortlisted

June 2008

Iona Craig, Pulitzer Cente on Crisis Reporting Grantee
Iona Craig, New America Furture of War Fellow 2019
Iona Craig, Orwell Fellow
Iona Craig, International Women's Media Foundation Grantee 2016
Iona Craig. Logan NonFiction Program Fellow


Logan Nonfiction Program Fellow

Fall 2019

Future of War Fellow at New America and Arizona State University


Orwell Fellow, the Orwell Foundation

March 2017

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee

January 2017

Howard G. Buffett Fund grantee, International Women’s Media Foundation

November 2016

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