By Gabriela Ramirez
We are thrilled to receive news of the impact and recognition of the work we do, and particularly of the talented journalists with whom we collaborate at Hostwriter and Unbias The News. It is with great pleasure that we celebrate this news and share it with all of you.
The recent IPCC report has once again highlighted the grave threat posed by rising sea levels, describing the phenomenon as “unavoidable” and warning of its connection to disruptive oceanic events that are likely to become increasingly frequent. This underscores the urgent need for responsible, accurate reporting on environmental issues, which is precisely the kind of journalism that we at Unbias The News are dedicated to. That’s why these recognitions are truly meaningful for us.
- International Journalist of the Year
A well-deserved recognition went to our Regional Editor and Head of Partnerships, Ankita Anand, who was long-listed as “International Journalist of the Year”, a list published by One World Media, which recognizes journalists working in any medium who have made the most outstanding contribution to international journalism during the past year.
Ankita is truly a passionate and dedicated journalist whose work overcomes not only physical borders, but stereotypes, bias and other barriers which distinguish her as a journalist with a great commitment to agency, justice and fairness.
Ankita has been not only integral to Unbias The News as an editor, helping to shape our editorial policy and pitch selection process, but also to take our reporting to other places through managing our partnerships. Especially with The Sinking Cities Project, which was republished in over 30 different news outlets around the world.
If you are craving some human-centered reporting, check out some of Ankita’s most relevant pieces from 2022:
- The Italian Job: In the farms of Italy, the dreams of Punjabi migrants sour like curdled milk. One man, pushed to the brink, had to confront the very demons he wanted to escape back home.
- Who moved my copper? Why Zambia’s rich natural resources fail to serve its own citizens
- The marriage vows change Marriage rituals reproduce hierarchies and gender roles all over the world, mostly to the detriment of women. But the number of couples who break away from such customs is increasing. An Indian-German research.
- Top Solutions Journalism Piece 2022
If you have already checked The Sinking Cities Project, you must know how much effort we put into this project, one of the main investigations we did in 2022, and our work to reporting on solutions and the response of authorities and communities to the problem of sea level rise in the six cities we investigated as part of this cross-border global investigation.
For that, it is no surprise but a total delight to see the work of Zuza Nazaruk on her article for The Sinking Cities Project: “Rotterdam: A bastion against rising sea, for now” as one of the top solution journalism pieces of 2022, a list published by The Solutions Journalism Network.
“The level of scrutiny is a master class in how to do this type of reporting,” says Mavic Conde, a journalist and solutions journalism trainer, who submitted this story as her pick of 2022.
“She describes it as a “must-read” and “a stunning solutions journalism piece” In investigating what’s working to protect Rotterdam from sea level rise, Zuza Nazaruk explores what other places can learn, but she also details the city’s unique history and the significant caveats to its approach. Pay attention to the art and the visualization, too!”, wrote The Solutions Journalism Network citing Conde’s comment.
- Certificate of Honor
More power goes to our environmental journalism. This time, our local journalist Rehab Abd Almohsen, who wrote “Alexandria: Layers of history, levels of threat” has recently been awarded a certificate of honour by the Egyptian Environment Writers Syndicate.
This in-depth article sheds light on the challenges facing Alexandria, a city with a rich historical background and a significant cultural heritage.
We are very proud to witness the recognition received by our team, which is a testament to our efforts to promote diversity in the field of environmental journalism. The awards are just one aspect of our success; many of our journalists have also been invited to speak at conferences and events about their work on The Sinking Cities Project.
Being invited to participate in such events is a critical step towards promoting diversity and inclusivity in journalism. We are confident that this will create opportunities for a wider range of voices to be heard and contribute to a more equitable and representative media landscape.
Our team remains committed to advancing this cause and continuing to produce high-quality journalism that reflects the full range of perspectives and experiences. Thank you for your ongoing support.