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The story of Saúl and José Luis, two children with developmental problems, has received the ONCE ‘Tiflos Award’ in the category of digital journalism. The report ‘The gap between Saúl and José Luis: the regional gap in aid for children with development problems’, denounces the regional gap in the early care service, aimed at children from zero to six years with developmental difficulties.

The jury for this award has highlighted the dedication of the two authors, Ana Torres and Noor Mahtani, to the piece published last October in the Education section of EL PAÍS. The institution also appreciated the “detailed and precise wording that unites personal data and stories.”

The General Council of Psychology in Spain (COP) has awarded the newspaper “for its contribution to the dissemination and promotion of Psychology.” The associate director of EL PAÍS, Eugenia de la Torriente, has been in charge of collecting the award at the V National Congress of Psychology, an event that has had the participation of 1,900 professionals whose objective has been to remember the need to provide more public resources to mental health.

Regarding international recognition, the journalist José Ignacio Martínez Rodríguez has won the ‘Luchetta 2021 Prize’ for his topic ‘Buying and selling of children for fishing, domestic chores or prostitution’, published in Planeta Futuro, on trafficking in minors. The objective of this award is to make institutions and citizens aware of the rights of threatened children in all parts of the world.

José Ignacio’s work analyzes the situation experienced by many children and adolescents in African countries who end up doing forced labor or as slaves after the exchange of their families for the promise of a better future for them that never came.

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