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Guardian wins award for exposé of founders’ links to transatlantic slavery | The Guardian

The Guardian exposed the founder’s links to transatlantic slavery, won one of its reporters the news reporter of the year award and won the diversity award at the prestigious Press Awards.

Press Awards judges called the Guardian’s cross-platform Cotton Capital series, which includes news articles, long-form essays, podcasts, videos, magazines, a 15-part newsletter and social media content, “breathtaking. He called it “An Honest Mortal Sin.”

They added that this is a “very thoughtful and comprehensive project that provides a groundbreaking example of how organizations address their historical ties to slavery.”

The awards ceremony, held at the Marriott in London’s Grosvenor Square on Thursday night, saw David Conn named News Reporter of the Year, Anna Isaac Business and Financial Journalist and Tom Jenkins named Sports Photographer of the Year. Awarded.

Judges revealed how Mr Cong, Conservative colleague Michelle Mone and her children received £29m as a result of a lucrative contract with PPE Medpro, which he helped raise. He said he had shown “stamina, tenacity and courage” in his two-year struggle to fight for his life. Location of the government’s Covid ‘VIP lane’.

The judges praised Kong’s “remarkable determination and courage” in taking on the responsibility of putting the public interest first, and in particular “encompassing political obscenity, reaching the highest echelons of power and tackling broader corruption.” He singled out the Mone investigation for special praise.

Isaac’s work was hailed as “highly influential and courageous” and indeed exposed “the clubby and immoral behavior of those in power.”

Additionally, the Observer’s Chris Liddell won Cartoonist of the Year and Laura Cumming won Critic of the Year.

Anna Boden and David Batty were highly praised in a Guardian investigation into sexual harassment in the NHS. It was described as a shocking series of stories that revealed the extent of sexual violence and misconduct in the NHS.

The Observer’s Jay Rayner was highly praised in this year’s critics category. “His work is full of the kind of wit, intelligence and insight for which both he and observers are famous,” said the jury.