More recognition for Tierney

A HERALD feature writer has been awarded a fourth prize for his work, in almost as many weeks.

Michael Tierney’s mantelpiece must be ‘fair heaving’, after he was chosen a winner in a journalism competition to recognise ‘press journalists who have shown remarkable judgement in their articles on human rights and democracy issues in the developing world’.

Only a few weeks ago, Tierney had won the Feature Writer of the Year title at the British Press Awards, then backed up with the Scottish equivalent at the Scottish Press Awards, held on Thursday. At the start of the week, it was announced he had won an award commemorating war reporter, Martha Gellhorn.

Now, he has been chosen as a ‘laureate’ of the Lorenzo Natali Prize, with the award ceremony taking place on the third of next month, in Brussels.

It was an article about migrant workers in Dubai that earned Tierney the Gellhorn and Natali recognitions.