WAN-IFRA announces 2019 Laureates of the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award

The WAN-IFRA’s Women in News Editorial Leadership Award recognises an exemplary contribution of an editor to her newsroom – and under her leadership the contribution of her newspaper – to society. Two editors from Lebanon and South Sudan received the 2019 award. The 2019 Laureates were honoured at the 71st WAN-IFRA World News Media Congress and World Editors’ Forum that took place from June 1-3 in Glasgow. Anna Nimiriano, Editor-in-Chief of Juba Monitor in South Sudan, has been named the 2019 Africa Laureate. Acil Tabbara, Senior Editor at L’Orient du Jour in Lebanon has been named the 2019 MENA Laureate.

The Women in News Editorial Leadership Award is part of WAN-IFRA’s Women in News initiative, made possible through support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Award recognises one Laureate from MENA and one Laureate from Africa, annually. Previous Laureates include: Toyosi Ogunseye, Head of language services at BBC World Service, Karima Kamal, columnist and contributing editor for the Egyptian daily Al Masry Al Youm; Pamella Sittoni, Managing Editor for The New Daily Nation; Noura al-Hourani, Lead Arabic Editor at Syria Direct; and Barbara Kaija, Group Editor-in-Chief of the Vision Group.

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