Posted: 09 Feb 2010 Print Send a link
"Yearly, thousands of African journalists file entries to compete for the Cable News Network (CNN)/Multichoice African Journalists Awards, the most prestigious award for media practitioners on the African continent. Out of the large number only 26 emerge finalists. From them, 17 will emerge as winners of different categories while one person, whose work is considered most best, becomes overall winner. ... Journalists from Nigeria from both print and electronics are not faring well in this yearly competition, which recognises works, published or broadcast, between January 1 and December 31 each year. Only two print Nigerian journalists made the list last year. ... To tackle this, a two-day free workshop was organised recently in Lagos for practicing journalists. It was organised by CNN/Multichoice Nigeria, the organisers of the award." Tunbosun Ogundare, Daily Champion (Lagos), 7 February 2010. See also CNN MultiChoice African Journalist website.