Wan-Ifra announces 2024 women in news editorial leadership award laureates

Newsroom leaders from Africa, the Arab region and Southeast Asia

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From left to right: Beatrice Bandawe, Managing Editor, The Guardian Limited, Tanzania; Dima Khatib, Managing Director, AJ+, Palestine/Syria; and Nan Paw Gay, Director and Editor-in-Chief, Karen Information Center, Myanmar.

Beatrice Bandawe, managing editor of The Guardian Limited, Tanzania, Dima Khatib, managing director, AJ+, 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, recognizes 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 Peyrègne, CEO of WAN-IFRA. “We are immensely proud to honor these journalists who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and resilience at a time when the media industry is facing significant challenges.”

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.

“Through their commitment to fostering young talent, and record of success in bringing diverse perspectives to their storytelling, our 2024 Laureates have made their newsrooms more inclusive while building trust among their audiences, two crucial ingredients for the long-term sustainability of any media” said Melanie Walker, WAN-IFRA executive director for media development and WIN.

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

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