Winners of the 2016 @ZTScotland Write to End Violence against Women
We are proud to have supported Zero Tolerance's 4th annual Write to End Violence against Women Awards this year. Whilst we focus on challenging inappropriate, misleading and offensive media coverage of violence against women and girls, it is also important to acknowledge the impact of good writing in changing public perceptions and public policy. Zero Tolerance's media awards demonstrate the power of good journalism in fundamentally challenging and changing stereotypes, myths, and our victim blaming culture.
These are the winners for 2016.
Winner of Best Article – News
Libby Brooks, The Guardian
Winner of Best Article – Comment & Feature
Vicky Allan, The Herald
Claire Heuchan, Sister Outrider
Best article – Student and Young Person
Lucy Miller, Glasgow Guardian
Gender Equality Awards 2016: Women And Migration
Ferret journalists; Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Lyra McKee, Karin Goodwin, The Ferret
Rather than award “worst article” or wooden spoon to a particular article, the organisers have decided to award this year’s Wooden Spoon to a theme. This recognises the shortcomings of representation as a whole, rather than singling out one individual journalist.
This year, the Wooden Spoon was awarded to the them of ‘invisible women’. Namely, the media’s tendency to neglect to mention the woman in cases of a family killing and instead focus the majority of coverage on the perpetrator. This theme was motivated by two instances of women being killed by their partner; Claire Hart in Spalding, England and Clodagh Hawe in County Cavan, Ireland. In both instances the husband killed their wife, children and then themselves.
The Wooden Spoon award was presented by Kristy Strickland and (Zero Tolerance) will be publishing a transcript of her presentation in the next few days.
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