WAN-IFRA Women in News launches the call for nominations for its 2023 edition of News Editorial Leadership Award. This award recognises an exemplary contribution of an editor to her newsroom and under her leadership, the contribution of her newspaper to society. One outstanding editor from sub-Saharan Africa, one from the Arab region and one from Southeast Asia will be named Laureates in 2023. The Laureates will be honoured at the WAN-IFRA World News Media Congress 2023 in Taipei, Taiwan.
The Laureate will possess a proven track record of success within her newsroom, have demonstrated uncompromising editorial integrity throughout her career, and have a strong commitment to the principles of press freedom and its power to promote democracy and good governance. They have a demonstrated commitment to gender equality, mentoring and lifting up their members of staff while building an organisational culture that embraces equality. Over the past years, 15 exemplary editors from Africa, the Arab Region, and Southeast Asia were awarded the WIN Editorial Leadership Award.
The deadline for nominations is 13 February, 2023.
Eligible nominees must hold a senior editorial role as of 1 January 2023. News media (newspapers, magazines and digital-only) of all sizes from the sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab Region and Southeast Asia are encouraged to submit a nomination.
Laureates of this award in the past years are:
Africa: Faith Zaba, Editor, The Zimbabwe Independent, Zimbabwe (2022), Edyth Kambalame, Editor, Nation on Sunday, Malawi (2021); Mary Mbewe, Executive Editor, Daily Nation, Zambia (2020); Anna Nimiriano, Editor-in-chief, Juba Monitor, South Sudan (2019); Barbara Kaija, Group Editor-in-chief, New Vision, Uganda (2018); Pamella Sittoni, Executive Editor, The Daily Nation Nation Media Group, Kenya (2017); Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, Editor, Sunday Punch, Nigeria (2014).
Arab Region: Diana Moukalled, Co-founder and Managing Editor, Daraj, Lebanon (2022), Samia Nakhoul, Middle East Editor, Thomson Reuters, Lebanon (2021); Etaf Roudan, Director, Radio al-Balad, Jordan (2020); Acil Tabbara, Senior Editor, L’Orient Le Jour, Lebanon (2019); Noura al-Hourani, Arabic Managing Editor, Syria Direct, Syria (2018); Karima Kamal, Coloumnist, Contributing Editor, Al Masry Al Youm, Egypt (2017).
Southeast Asia: Regina Reyes, Senior Vice President and Head of Integrated News and Current Affairs, ABS-CBN, Philippines (2022), Nyein Nyein Naing, Former Editor-in-Chief, 7Day Digital, Myanmar (2021).
You can read laureates’ bios here.
For nomination form in English, click here.
For nomination form in Arabic, click here.
For nomination form in Vietnamese, click here.
For nomination form in Myanmar, click here.
For nomination form in Bahasa, click here.