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Three Fuller Project Reporters Selected as 2024 Livingston Award Finalists

April 25, 2024

Washington, D.C. – Three Fuller Project contributing reporters have been selected as 2024 finalists for excellence in international reporting by the prestigious Livingston Awards, which honor the best reporting and storytelling by young journalists under the age of 35. 

The finalists in local, national and international reporting categories were chosen from more than 400 entries and represent The Fuller Project’s 2023 reporting from Somaliland, Afghanistan and Ukraine: 

Somaliland’s Frankincense Brings Gold to Companies. Its Women Pay the Price” by Rachel Fobar, published in partnership with The Guardian US

Afghan Women Take Their Own Lives as Despair Grows Under Taliban Rule” by Zahra Nader, co-published with The Guardian and Zan Times

‘This War Made Him a Monster.’ Ukrainian Women Fear the Return of Their Partners” by Jessie Williams, published in partnership with TIME Magazine

“It’s hugely gratifying to see this recognition for the talented young journalists we work with to shine a light on injustices around the world that would otherwise go unreported,” said Claire Cozens, The Fuller Project’s Global Managing Editor, who oversaw the three projects. “This is a testament to their tenacious reporting, and to the courage of the women who shared their stories with us.”

The Fuller Project’s journalism is represented alongside leading newsrooms including The Washington PostThe New York TimesNew Lines Magazine and The Nation.

“This year’s finalists share a commitment to truth, accountability, nuance and empathy at a moment in which these qualities can often feel in short supply,” said Lynette Clemetson, director of the awards and the Wallace House Center for Journalists, in announcing the finalists. 

One winner will be selected in each of the three categories by an esteemed panel of judges including Raney Aronson-Rath, executive producer, “FRONTLINE”; Sally Buzbee, executive editor, The Washington Post; Sewell Chan, editor in chief, The Texas Tribune; Audie Cornish, anchor and correspondent, CNN; Lydia Polgreen, opinion columnist, The New York Times; and Kara Swisher, podcast host, New York Magazine, among others. The winners will be announced June 11, 2024.

The Fuller Project is the global newsroom dedicated to groundbreaking reporting that catalyzes positive change for women. Since 2015, The Fuller Project’s reporting has influenced new legislation, helped end life-threatening practices, and led to large scale releases of public data.

We report exclusive stories centered on women that otherwise would not be told. Our long-standing focus on women, especially those facing racial or other forms of bias, leads to journalism that by challenging conventional thinking inspires action. Our reporting is relied on by policymakers, corporate leaders, influencers, and individuals across the globe, leading to better outcomes for women and their communities.

Contact: Kim Abbott at 202-441-4404.

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