Introducing our new WIJ intern- Um-E-Aymen Babar

My name is Um-E-Aymen Babar and I have just graduated with my masters in South Asian Studies from the University of Cambridge. I am currently a freelance journalist working at the intersection of sports, class and race. I am passionate about improving equality and diversity within the media landscape and I hope to produce journalism with genuine insight [...]

By |2021-12-01T17:10:38+00:00November 30th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Introducing our new WIJ intern- Um-E-Aymen Babar

Shortlist announced for the Georgina Henry Awards 2021

The shortlist has been announced for the 2021 Georgina Henry award -  the winner and runner up will be announced at the British Journalism Awards on December 8. The winner will receive £3000 and the runner up £1000 from Wiggin LLP who have supported the award since 2016. Chandni Sembhi is a Senior Producer at [...]

By |2021-11-29T09:16:04+00:00November 29th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Shortlist announced for the Georgina Henry Awards 2021

REPORT: Journalists Too: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), UNESCO wants to raise awareness for the continued violence, threats and harassment that women journalists and female media workers face all around the world. Their safety is put at risk by offline and online attacks, ranging from violence, stigmatization, sexist hate speech, trolling, physical [...]

By |2021-11-24T17:47:04+00:00November 24th, 2021|News|Comments Off on REPORT: Journalists Too: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

OUTSTANDING JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR: Lucy Leeson

Winner of the Women In Local News Awards - outstanding journalist of the year -  sponsored by Women in Journalism Awards judges described Lucy’s outstanding work and contribution to local journalism as recognising “the power of journalism as a force for good, using that power highly effectively” This award carries a prize of £500 provided [...]

By |2021-11-05T15:28:55+00:00November 5th, 2021|News|Comments Off on OUTSTANDING JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR: Lucy Leeson

Lou Del Bello: Making climate action inclusive – By Lara von der Brelie

“When I go back, I’ll be going back to a toxic soup; I will actually put my anti-pollution mask on the second I leave the airport,” says Lou Del Bello. The Italian environmental journalist lives and works in New Delhi, one of the ten most polluted cities on the planet. She is currently back in [...]

By |2021-11-08T14:51:54+00:00November 5th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Lou Del Bello: Making climate action inclusive – By Lara von der Brelie

Profile of Environmental Journalist Sapna Gopal: by Rebecca Astill

Sapna Gopal did not set out to become an environmental journalist. She spent the first nine years of her career writing for a range of publications, including  the Times of India, on subjects as diverse as celebrities and monuments in the city of Hyderabad. In 2009, she began writing articles for Planet Earth, a magazine [...]

By |2021-11-02T07:39:01+00:00November 1st, 2021|News|Comments Off on Profile of Environmental Journalist Sapna Gopal: by Rebecca Astill

Leona O’Neill: Breaking Journalism’s Big Secret: PTSD by Amigzaday López Beltrán

How would you feel if someone threatened to kill you or your family? It's a question most of us will never have to face, but it is nothing new to Leona O'Neill, a high-profile journalist in Northern Ireland, which, says Amnesty International, is the most dangerous place for journalists in the UK. Many, especially those [...]

By |2021-11-01T17:14:50+00:00November 1st, 2021|News|Comments Off on Leona O’Neill: Breaking Journalism’s Big Secret: PTSD by Amigzaday López Beltrán

Fatima Arkin: Telling the difficult story by Lauren Hurrell

For Fatima Arkin, reporting on climate change is not about headline-grabbing stories, but about untangling its complex impacts. As the eyes of the world focus on the COP26 conference in Glasgow, this is a message she wants journalists in the West to hear. “It’s not just the story we tell but how we tell the [...]

By |2021-10-25T17:58:18+01:00October 25th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Fatima Arkin: Telling the difficult story by Lauren Hurrell

Ugochi Anyaka Oluigbo: A Race against Time by Ruth Green

Ugochi Anyaka-Oluigbo understands the devasting impact of climate change better than most. She was born and raised in the commercial city of Aba, Abia state in Nigeria but regularly travels to her home town, Amucha, in Imo state where she witnessed first-hand how erosion of the local landscape swallowed up her neighbourhood’s homes and farmland, cut off communities and [...]

By |2021-10-25T19:54:23+01:00October 25th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Ugochi Anyaka Oluigbo: A Race against Time by Ruth Green

Profile of Environmental Journalist Erica Gies: By Emily Frances Algar

Environmental Journalist Erica Gies has seen the impact that rapid climate change has made on peoples’ lives. She grew up in California and now makes British Columbia her home and has witnessed first-hand the aftermath of raging forest fires, unprecedented temperatures and the loss of homes and communities in both countries as well as the [...]

By |2021-10-25T11:25:26+01:00October 25th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Profile of Environmental Journalist Erica Gies: By Emily Frances Algar
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