2020 Human Rights Reporting Award

Story: Faraba Bantang: a cry of justice metwith silence by Mustapha K. Darboe. Published on Kerr Fatou on 20 October 2019.

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Judges’ comments

This is a newspaper report about the Faraba incident one year later. It is an investigative report on the state of affairs after the conclusion of the Faraba Commission in terms of the implementation of the recommendations and life after the incident. The reporter did well to bring out the real issues as well as the mood of the people. By going to the community, the story captured the feelings and scenery of the life of a community ravaged by a painful encounter never experienced by them. The angling, presentation, originality and public benefit of the story are not only appropriate, but they indeed take the reader right into the hearts and minds of the victims as to create such level of empathy that they deserve. It is a excellent story about a community. 

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