World Association of News Publishers Announces 2024 WIN Editorial Leadership Award Laureates

Three outstanding newsroom leaders from Africa, the Arab region and Southeast Asia have been named 2024 Laureates of the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award.

Beatrice Bandawe, Managing Editor, The Guardian Limited, Tanzania; Dima Khatib, Managing Director, AJ+ Channels, Palestine/Syria; and Nan Paw Gay, Director and Editor-in-Chief, Karen Information Center, Myanmar have been named 2024 Laureates for Africa, the Arab Region and Southeast Asia, respectively.

The Award, which is in its 10th year, recognises outstanding women editors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their newsrooms and are committed to advancing gender equality in the field of journalism in their respective regions.

“These remarkable newsroom leaders have exemplified exemplary dedication to journalistic excellence, serving as inspiring role models and catalysts for positive change in their countries and beyond,” said Vincent Peyregne, CEO of WAN-IFRA.

The Laureates are selected by members of the Women in News Global Steering Committee based on criteria such as commitment to editorial excellence, gender equality and supporting the next generation of media leaders.

“We are immensely proud to honour these exceptional journalists who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and resilience at a time when the media industry is facing significant challenges. Their commitment to upholding journalistic values, amplifying underrepresented communities and mentoring the voices of the future is truly commendable,” said Melanie Walker, WAN-IFRA Executive Director for Media Development and Women in News.

Bandawe, Khatib and Paw Gay will be recognised at WAN-IFRA’s World News Media Congress taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, 27-29 May 2024. 

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Farah Wael
Senior Manager, Social Impact Reporting Initiative and Digital
WAN-IFRA Women in News

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