The New Internationalist has been awarded for its excellence in publishing many times since its inception in 1973. NI has also received many accolades from enthusiastic readers, ranging from John Pilger to Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 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 1989 award for International Coverage.
Since then, the magazine has won the Independent Press Award for ‘Best International Coverage’ seven times. In the year 2000 the New Internationalist also won the highly valued readers’ poll.
In 1998 the New Internationalist was selected as the winner of the ‘General Excellence Award’ for magazines with a circulation over 50,000.
"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, in presenting the 1998 award..
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.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara congratulates the country’s Dalit community on finally winning legal protection against discrimination.
Argument: Is it time to ditch the pursuit of economic growth?
As Mother’s Day approaches in India, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on how motherhood has changed along with the online communication boom.
As a young student is injured for wearing the ‘wrong’ clothes, Mari Marcel Thekeakara says that women will fight on against violence.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara’s home is on the edge of a wildlife sanctuary, which is a pleasure and a pain, as she explains.