B’nai B’rith honors Diaspora affairs journalists

Anshel Pfeffer, Shaul Mayzlish, Avraham Tirosh and Ilan Goren among those to collect awards.

Bnai Brith logo (photo credit: Courtesy)
Bnai Brith logo
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The B’nai B’rith World Center announced the winners of its 2010 Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage on Wednesday.
Anshel Pfeffer, 36, a Haaretz military correspondent, won in the print media category, given in memory of Wolf and Hilda Matsdorf, for a series of 11 articles he published in a column titled “Jerusalem and Babylon” that appeared in the paper’s English edition.
Shaul Mayzlish, 59, an independent film producer and director, won theaward in the broadcast media category for two films carried by Channel1 – Embrace Me, which examines the life and times of singer Joe Amar asa mirror on the tangled relationship between North African Jewry andthe State of Israel, and Rabbinate in Stormy Days, about firstAshkenazi chief rabbi of Israel, Yitzhak Halevi Herzog.
A lifetime achievement award was conferred to Avraham Tirosh, 73, a journalist for Ma’ariv from 1967 to 2002.
Additionally, a certificate of merit was awarded to Ilan Goren ofChannel 10 for his film Lost in India, which presents the return ofBnei Menashe to Judaism and their immigration to Israel; and acertificate of excellence was awarded to Shlomi Goldberg, head of theJewish Heritage and Culture Department at Channel 1 since 1999.