Release date: 11 July 2019
The Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ) has awarded its highest honour, the CIoJ Gold Medal, to Kate Adie.
The award was made in recognition of Ms Adie’s outstanding services to journalism, combined with steadfast and courageous front line reporting from conflict zones throughout the world.
CIoJ President, Janice Shillum Bhend, said “we are delighted to make this award in recognition of Kate’s life-long achievements in the world of Journalism. Kate has shown great courage and commitment to our industry through all her reporting days, and is a positive role model for women in journalism.”
It is hoped that Ms Adie will receive the award at the Institute’s AGM on 25 October.
Note to editors:
The last recipient of the award was Baroness Boothroyd in recognition of her defence of freedom of speech in the House of Commons.