PSES graduate Netta Ahituv wins Pratt Prize for Environmental Journalism
Netta, a highly driven and prolific journalist, writes extensively on burning topics, and her recent articles dealt with issues such as: hunger and food insecurity, the vegetarian trend and growing produce on city roofs; animal rights; Israel's overused seafronts; lack of renewable energy in Israel and more…
The Pratt Prize, now in its 12th year, is awarded annually by the Heschel Sustainability Center and the Pratt Foundation, to outstanding journalists writing about environmental and social issues in Israel. Netta was recognized for her wide-ranging activities, which set an example of insightful and courageous journalism.
The prize committee wrote: "Netta Ahituv's writing is a model of journalism as it should be - serious, meaningful and accurate. Her reports, dealing with a vast range of human, social and environmental issues in Israel, combine relentless in-depth field work with impressive courage. Both qualities are especially noteworthy in our day and age, when the press, faced with mounting pressures from moneyed and influential circles, is forced (or perhaps prefers) to cut down its professional teams, and to rely mainly on poorly paid freelancers."