Journalists recognized for raising awareness of child sex abuse

The Leader's Sheila Reynolds nominated for a Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada award.

The Leader’s Sheila Reynolds is among 33 journalists from 24 media outlets to have been nominated to receive an award for their coverage of issues related to child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada, a bilingual national advocacy organization, recognizes the crucial role journalists play in raising awareness of this worldwide scourge against children. The Media Awards is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate their work.

“We are thankful to the noble and humble, Canadian journalists who continue to advocate for survivors of child sexual exploitation by telling their stories,” said Christine Krahn-Matias, co-chair of Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Awards. “Each story provides an opportunity for people across our country to learn how to protect children from sexual exploitation, empower survivors, and persevere in the fight against child sexual exploitation.”

Reynolds was recognized for “Silence perpetuates violence,” published April 23, 2015, which highlighted the stories of clients at the Surrey Women’s Centre:

Reynolds has worked as a reporter at The Surrey-North Delta Leader for nearly 20 years and has been assistant editor since 2009.

The winners of the Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Awards, which will be announced this week, will receive their awards at a ceremony on Nov. 16 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


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