Friday, December 08, 2006

The Cotton Tree: the magazine of the Sierra Leonean community in the UK

The Cotton Tree is a Sierra Leonean glossy magazine that was founded in 2005. It is owned, published and edited by Unisa Dizo-Conteh (Pac). The first three editions were designed by Sylvester Dugba (boy)


The Cotton Tree believes in objectivity, decency, accuracy, responsibility and respect for human rights and above all we aspire to uphold the true ethics of journalism. Though in journalism it is believed that “when it bleeds, it leads” – it is also our belief that when it promotes, it shows the way for others to replicate good moves. However, this does not mean issues that affect us as Sierra Leoneans won’t undergo critical examination.


The Cotton Tree is a lifestyle magazine aimed at informing, entertaining and engaging with Sierra Leoneans, both at home and abroad on significant issues affecting us.


The magazine is very popular among Sierra Leoneans worldwide – Tens of thousands of Sierra Leoneans have either seen or heard about The Cotton Tree magazine. The magazine is proving to be very prolific amongst Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora in the UK and other part of Europe and America.


In 2006, The Cotton Tree scooped two awards for “Best Community” magazine in the Sierra Leonean community in the UK, at the Sweissy Union and United Artists awards ceremonies.

Since its operation, The Cotton Tree magazine continues to manifest a true sense of passion, enthusiasm, and above all love and patriotism for Sierra Leone.

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