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Shortlist for Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting 2018

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Shortlist for Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting 2018

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, July 25, 2018 /CNW/ - The National NewsMedia Council, in partnership with Journalists for Human Rights, is pleased to announce the short list of six finalists for this year's Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting.

This year's shortlist was chosen from a record number of 28 nominations from campus news organizations spread across the country.

The finalists for this year's awards are (in no particular order): 

  1. "The forgotten legacies of Queen's Black medical students", The Queen's Journal
  2. "Truth and Reconciliation at Queen's, a year later"The Queen's Journal
  3. "Unquantifiable"The Queen's Journal
  4. "It doesn't matter because it didn't happen on campus"The McGill Tribune
  5. "Fighting for change: The why and how of the #metoo and #timesup movements"The Charlatan (Carleton University)
  6. "What happens now? A deeper look at the VIU sexual harassment case"The Navigator (Vancouver Island University)

This year's jury was overwhelmed by the quality of writing, rich context, and depth of narrative in all of the short-listed submissions.  

Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting was first presented in 2017, as a way to support young journalists to report on challenging, high-impact human rights issues. 

Award winners receive a cash prize of $1,000, and are recognized for their achievement at the annual Journalists for Human Rights Gala, held in Toronto, where their campus publication will be distributed to all guests. 

Tickets for this year's JHR Gala can be purchased here.

Winners will be announced in mid-September.  

The National NewsMedia Council
The National NewsMedia Council is a voluntary, self-regulatory body of the news media industry in Canada. It was established in 2015 with two main aims: to promote ethical practices within the news media industry and to serve as a forum for complaints against its members.

The Council represents the public and the media in matters concerning the democratic rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the media. 

Journalists for Human Rights
Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is Canada's leading media development organization. We train journalists to report on human rights and governance issues in their communities. When the media puts a spotlight on human rights, people start talking about the issues and demanding change. A strong, independent media is a referee between governments and citizens. When human rights are protected, governments are more accountable and people's lives improve.

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