2013 Winners

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

Winner: Environment Award

Sunday Punch, Nigeria

Story title: The rich also cry

Story summary: In her quest to discover the true extent of the pollution from a steel works in Lagos, Toyosi carried out extensive background checks and sought the advice of medical experts in order to write this report. Her newspaper paid for independent medical tests for the residents of the upmarket neighbourhood who were suffering from some terrible side effects, which they believed were linked to the steel production nearby. These revealed high levels of metal toxicity and links to serious diseases. Thanks to her tireless investigation those suffering ill health were finally given a voice and the factory was closed.

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