Shapira, Rosenbaum win IBA’s Ilan Roeh Prize

Prize winners are selected by the IBA director- general. This is the last time director-general Moti Sklar will present the prize, as he is leaving office at the end of June.

February 23, 2011 03:49
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This year’s Ilan Roeh Memorial Prize, presented by the Israel Broadcasting Authority, goes to Amotz Shapira and Nicola Rosenbaum.

The prize will be awarded Sunday at Beit Sokolow in Tel Aviv.

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Roeh, an Israel Radio reporter, who had been covering events in Lebanon for five years, was killed by a roadside bomb in southern Lebanon in 1999, while he was traveling in an IDF convoy. He was 32.

Three IDF soldiers, including Brig.-Gen. Erez Gerstein, also died in the explosion.

Roeh had been a popular reporter and had many friends in the profession. The IBA decided to perpetuate his memory by establishing an annual prize in his name.

Prize winners are selected by the IBA director- general. This is the last time director-general Moti Sklar will present the prize, as he is leaving office at the end of June.

Shapira, 42, is a reporter, editor and presenter.

He currently covers economics and religious affairs, but also edits news programs, hosts current affairs programs and is among the Reshet Bet website editors.

He is known for his professionalism, his quiet temperament, his pleasant attitude and his modesty, all of which were taken into account when he was chosen for the prize.

Rosenbaum, 59, edits the morning news review which has become the flagship of Israel Radio. His devotion to duty is legendary as is his news savvy, and his talent for giving appropriate headlines to news items.

Rosenbaum has earned an enviable reputation for his balanced approach, in keeping with the rules and regulations that govern IBA reporting. Rosenbaum has acquired considerable computer and Internet know-how which he puts at the disposal of his colleagues and the departments that specifically deal with Internet transmissions.

Before joining the IBA, Rosenbaum worked as the Washington correspondent for a French newspaper. He later became the editorial coordinator for Reshet Bet and in 1995 was a Fellow of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

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