BrandArena: Three Nigerians Among Finalists for CNN-Multichoice African Journalists Award

Friday 19 July 2013

Three Nigerians Among Finalists for CNN-Multichoice African Journalists Award

Three Nigeria journalists, Geoff Iyatse of The Guardian, Tolu Ogunlesi, Freelance for Ventures Africa and Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye of Sunday Punch have been nominated as finalists for the 18th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Competition.

The competition received entries from 42 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa.

The other 24 finalists are: Gifty Andoh Appiah, Joy News TV, Ghana; Rebekah Awuah, GBC 24, Ghana; Domingos Bento, Seminário Novo Jornal, Angola; Thomas Otieno Bwire, Pamoja FM, Kibera, Kenya; Axcel Micael Chenney, Le Défi Média Group, Mauritius; Florence Dallu, Freelance for Koch FM, Kenya; Nicola de Chaud, Freelance for Carte Blanche, South Africa; Adrian de Kock, The Star, South Africa; Ibrahima-Benjamin Diagne, Radio Futurs Médias (RFM), Senegal; Msindisi Fengu & Yandisa Monakali, Daily Dispatch, South Africa.

Selma Inocência, Rede de Comunicação Miramar, Mozambique; Thanduxolo Jika & Media 24 Investigations Team, Media 24, South Africa; Judy Jeptum Kosgei & Mauritius Oduor, Citizen TV, Kenya; Lucas Ledwaba, City Press, South Africa, Lázaro Mabunda, O País, Mozambique; Carol Natukunda, New Vision, Uganda; Amon Ngabo, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, Uganda; Brenda Okoth, The Star, Kenya; Nassima Oulebsir, El Watan, Algeria; Passant Rabie, Egypt Today, Egypt; Roseline Wangui and Wambui Kurema, NTV, Kenya.

The winners of the competition will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Gala Evening in Cape Town, South Africa, on October 12. 

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