Gary Younge honoured by National Union of Journalists
Gary Younge, Professor of Sociology and previously journalist and editor-at-large at The Guardian, has been made Member of Honour of the National Union of Journalists.
Paying tribute to Gary’s work at the awarding ceremony, Simon Hattenstone, Guardian reporter, said he was ‘fiery, inspirational, motivational’.
Alan Rusbridger, former Guardian editor said Gary was ‘tough but fair always on the side of the troops and he fought their case hard, which he should have done.’
Saadeya Shamsuddin, BBC London, praised how he has ‘really paved the way for other journalists of colour.’
Receiving the honour, Gary Younge commented ‘I’m really delighted. It’s an amazing accolade to be honoured by your peers.’
Watch tributes paid to Gary Younge in the video of the award ceremony.