2019 James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting winner

Tomas Ayuso

About Tomas

Tomas Ayuso is the fifth recipient of the James Foley Award, which honors digital journalists who produce exceptional reporting under the most challenging conditions. The selection committee was impressed with his unflinching coverage of conflict in Latin America as it relates to the drug war, forced displacement and urban dispossession.

Tomas’ work includes the ongoing project “The Right to Grow Old,” a series of stories that examine why Hondurans are fleeing their country, how they do it and their displacement in Mexico. He has also covered different fronts of Mexico’s drug war, post-conflict reality in Colombia and the impact of climate change in the Caribbean.


Acceptance Speech

Backstage Remarks

Tomas Ayuso comments on his recognition as the 2019 recipient of the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting. (Video by Justus Hawkins, ONA19 HBCU Fellow)

Tomas Ayuso delivers remarks on his award in Spanish. (Video by Daja Henry, ONA19 HBCU Fellow)