Carleton University’s Rachel Watts named the 2021 Fraser MacDougall Prize winner

Rachel Watts, a fourth-year undergraduate journalism student at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting for her story Pandemic intensifies silent sorrow of Canada’s asylum seekers, published in Capital Current.

The Fraser MacDougall Prize is jointly sponsored by the National NewsMedia Council (NNC), in partnership with Journalists for Human Rights (JHR). The prize was first presented in 2017 as a way of supporting young journalists to report on challenging, high-impact human rights issues.

You can read more about Watts and the award here.