Reuters Middle East & North Africa news editor Samia Nakhoul was honored as the recipient of a WAN-IFRA Women in News 2021 Editorial Leadership Award.
The annual award recognizes the exemplary contribution of an editor to her newsroom, and under her leadership, the media organization’s contribution to society.
WAN-IFRA said, “Samia Nakhoul embodies bravery and duty to others. Her career has spanned 35 years of reporting from the Middle East, where she started out covering the civil war in Lebanon in the 1980s.”
Commenting on her receipt of the award, Nakhoul said, “I am deeply touched and honored by this recognition. To the new generation of young women, I say: you are the voice of those who have no voices, be passionate, be rigorous, be truthful, be fearless and report without any favor or bias.”