News editor of Reuters Middle East and North Africa Samia Nakhoul was awarded the WAN-IFRA Women in News 2021 Editorial Leadership Award.
The annual award recognizes the exemplary contribution of a publisher to its editorial staff and, under its leadership, the contribution of the media organization to society.
WAN-IFRA said: “Samia Nakhoul embodies courage and duty towards others. His career spanned 35 years of reporting from the Middle East, where he began dealing with the civil war in Lebanon in the 1980s. “
Commenting on his reception of the award, Nakhoul said: “I am deeply moved and honored by this recognition. To the new generation of young women I say: you are the voice of the voiceless, be passionate, be rigorous, be sincere, be fearless and report without any favor or prejudice.“