The Guardian wins Child-friendly Media award
For paying attention to issues affecting children, The Guardian has emerged winner of the UNICEF Prize for Child Friendly Media at the 29th edition of the Diamond Award for Media Excellence, in Lagos.
In The Guardian citation read by former Tell Magazine Editor, Demola Oyinlola, it was noted that the flagship has continued to demonstrate strength in its coverage of issues affecting the Nigerian child. “In 2019, the quality of her attention was as extensive as it was qualitative. There was commendable interest in such issues as child protection, health, education, nutrition, water, sanitation and health. Apart from news reports and features, it also ran editorials. The Guardian’s editorial of March 7, 2019 entitled, ‘Female Genital Mutilation and Human Rights’, reflects the depth of concern that characterised The Guardian’s attention to issues concerning the Nigerian child.”
The Guardian also came second in the Best Designed Newspaper, while The Guardian’ Gowon Akpodonor entry, ‘Liberty Stadium, Ibadan: An African Pride Abandoned For Reptiles, came third in the Sports Category.