We’re pleased to announce that The Republic has been nominated by the One World Media Awards in two exciting categories! The One World Media Awards celebrate the industry’s best media coverage of the global south, spotlighting underreported stories that break through stereotypes, change the narrative and connect people across cultures. We were nominated for the New Voice Award and the Special Award.
The New Voice Award is: ‘For the young filmmaker or journalist working in any medium, 32 years of age or under as of 16th February 2021, who has made a substantial contribution to international journalism during the year.’
Our nominee in this category was: Wale Lawal, our founder and Editor-In-Chief.
The Special Award is: ‘For an independent media organisation based in the global south using media to address social, cultural, political and economic issues. The Award seeks to recognize and encourage outstanding reporting that informs the public, provides an outlet for local people’s voices, creates a space for critical information and holds those in power to account.’
Our nominee in this category was: The Republic.
A message from Wale Lawal: These nominations were driven by our coverage of the #EndSARS protests and I’m so thankful to our editors and authors for showing up, for writing, for trusting us with their time and their work especially in light of the pandemic and the grave risks involved in covering the protests. I am equally thankful to our readers, our subscribers especially, who consistently reinforce our sense of purpose.
Few understand that The Republic has made these achievements under immense constraints. It speaks to the quality, however, of our community and the time and effort we each contribute. On a personal note, it speaks to the high level of trust our community places in our work, and in me as EIC—a standard I aim to uphold each day. There is so much we will do, and I’m so excited about our future. Our subscribers are crucial to this future and you can support our in-depth coverage of underreported stories and issues affecting Nigerians and Africans with a paid subscription. It costs only $5.99 per month. Why not start today?
We won’t find out the outcomes of our nominations until later this month. In the meantime, we are thankful to the judges and honoured by this news. To celebrate this milestone, we are making our #EndSARS issue available once more to our readers. We are offering this issue and our latest print issue on COVID-19 at up to 20% off when bought together as a bundle. We are also waiving shipping costs for our readers based in Lagos. You can order this bundle here. This promotion will expire on 30 April 2021⎈