In November 2014, photojournalist Tallulah and I travelled to El Salvador to report upon the work of the Canadian NGO Speroway, which provides dental and medical services and food to the poor. One of the stories appeared in the national magazine Corporate Knights. The story, titled “Cola Kids Need A Fix,” addressed the deleterious impact of soft drinks, specifically Coke and Pepsi, on the health of Salvadoran children. This past December, the story was given an Amnesty International Canada Media Award in the alternative print category (magazines) for addressing the issue of corporate social responsibility in the developing world. The print category (newspapers) Amnesty International award was given to Stephanie Nolen for the feature article “If I send him, he may die. But if I keep him here, he will die” about the attempt to escape from gang violence in El Salvador, published in The Globe and Mail on 29 August 2015.
The award ceremony will be held this April in Toronto.