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: http://www.surreyleader.com/community/301081311.html

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.

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants earn a 3-1 victory over Everett in season-opener in Langley

Langley’s major junior hockey team opened the season at home with a victory over the Silvertips.

White Rock rail forum leads to renewed calls for relocation

Upgrading safety is not enough say local politicians

McCallum says Surrey LRT communication plan close to election is ‘perceived interference’

McCallum ‘gravely concerned’ Surrey and TransLink will violate election financing rules, but city says all rules will be followed

White Rock’s Johnston Road to re-open on schedule: city

One lane in each direction expected to open by Friday at 7 p.m.

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

Free vet clinic caters to pets of homeless, low income people

The first such clinic in Langley will take place later this month.

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

Extradition hearing set for Lower Mainland developer accused of fraud

Mark Chandler will go before the B.C. Court of Appeals early next year.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Most Read