Standard journalists have been praised in student awards for investigations into misogyny

Budding journalists Ghazal Abbasi and Geeta Wedderburn have been praised for their Evening Standard investigation into the “abhorrent misogyny faced by female politicians”.

They were presented with certificates at the prestigious Hugh Cudlipp Lecture Awards for student journalists.

The judges said it was an important and powerful report that gave female councilors the opportunity to speak out about horrific abuse that their male colleagues did not suffer simply for doing their jobs.

The editor of the Daily Mirror Alison Phillips, Chair of the Cudlipp Committee, said ahead of the awards ceremony: “It has been a difficult few years for students and particularly those aspiring to a career in journalism – so many young journalists find their way into our profession by working in newsrooms work.” B. during internships or when working closely with other young journalists in student newsrooms – and that has been very difficult for the most part over the last two years. But you wouldn’t know that based on the quality of some of the submissions we received this year.”

Um E Aymen Babar won the Cudlipp Student Award for 2022 and a cash prize of £1,500 for her incisive commentary on the impact of the Azim Rafiq racism scandal in Wisden’s Quarterly The Nightwatchman.

The jury called it “a bold, poignant, well-researched and timely piece that raises as many questions about systemic racism as it answers.”