The New Internationalist has been awarded for its excellence in publishing many times over the last forty years. The magazine has also received plenty of accolades from enthusiastic readers, including John Pilger, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and George Monbiot. Major awards have included:
The Utne Reader magazine Independent Press Awards
The Independent Press Awards are selected by the editors of Utne Reader magazine to “honour independent efforts that provide bold, innovative, thought-provoking alternatives to mass media fare.” New Internationalist won the inaugural award for International Coverage in 1989.
Since then, the magazine has won the Independent Press Award for ‘Best International Coverage’ seven times, most recently in 2013.
"New Internationalist is an ongoing education and a monthly reminder of our common humanity. A wonderful readable guide to the social and political forces that shape our world...With its hard-hitting coverage of world affairs, evocative first-person essays, sweeping exposes of such topics as land mines and the geopolitics of blue jeans, the New Internationalist offers a consistently unique and important perspective on global culture." - The editors of Utne Reader.
Amnesty International Media Awards 2012
BEST CONTENT - CONSUMER MAGAZINES
Awarded to New Internationalist co-editor Vanessa Baird for her article on Nature’s Defenders: Peru’s dam busters, published in issue number 446 of the magazine, in October 2011.
The United Nations Association
MEDIA PEACE PRIZE
This prize is given for an outstanding contribution to world peace and development.
United Nations Development Programme
PAUL HOFFMAN PRIZE
Also given for NI’s outstanding contribution to world development.
If you would like to know something about what’s actually going on, rather than what people would like you to think was going on – then read the New Internationalist - Emma Thompson, actress.
For many years I have read the NI with great respect. Many an article I have written, and film I have made, have had their roots in something I read in the NI. - John Pilger, journalist.
It explains and clarifies all the confusions and contradictions we encounter daily in the media's international news coverage - Julie Christie - actress .
New Internationalist is a magazine well worth reading as it respects the intelligence of its readers. It is independent, lively and properly provocative, helping to keep its readers abreast of important developments in parts of our globe that risk marginalisation. Read it! - Desmond M Tutu, Archbishop of Cape Town.
New Internationalist weighs the world on the scales of justice. By tapping into a vast global network of activists, the compassionately written and tightly edited magazine breathes life into the stories of people who are working to build a better planet. - Utne Independent Press Awards.