Evening Standard journalist Abbianca Makoni has been made a freeman of the City of London livery company for media.
Abbianca received the honour on the completion of her editorial apprenticeship with the Evening Standard.
During her two years’ training she supported the Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers including being a panel member of a debate about the future of journalism and representing the media at a symposium on career opportunities for school leavers.
At Evening Standard she has interviewed senior homicide detectives and mothers fighting for justice, investigated the plight of hidden child victims of lockdown and reported on local communities who have supported the most vulnerable during the pandemic. She was also part of the Evening Standard team that had a world exclusive interview with Prince Harry and Meghan earlier this month.
Abbianca passed her National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Diploma at Gold Standard.
The Stationers livery company is partnering the Evening Standard in its journalism apprenticeship scheme which has been running for seven years.