Ahval reporter receives journalism award

Ahval reporter Ceren Karlıdağ has received a journalism award from the Equality Forum for an article on female university students in Turkey moonlighting as nightclub hostesses.

The article titled "Making Ends Meet: University Student by Day, Nightclub Hostess by Night’’ published by Ahval on Dec. 30, 2018, was the winner of a journalism contest organised by the Equality Forum.

The contest is part of an initiative encouraging young journalists who focus on rights violations and discrimination and is part of the Campaign for Equal Access to Human Rights.

Journalist Gökçer Tahincioğlu, writer Pakrat Estukyan and academic Ülkü Doğanay were on the jury panel that gave out five awards.

Karlıdağ will receive her award on Oct. 25 at the Night Against Discrimination Gala to be held in Istanbul, together with winners of the short film and graphic design contests on the same theme of anti-discrimination.

Her award-winning story can be found here.