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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Finalists For CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2014


Finalists for the 2014 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards have been announced. This year the competition received entries from 38 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa, however only 28 finalists from 10 countries made it to the cut.

Here are  this year's 28 finalists:


  • Daniel Biaou Adje, ORTB, Benin
  • Safia Berkouk, El Watan, Algeria
  • Vinayak Bhardwaj & Tabelo Timse, M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism, Mail & Guardian, South Africa
  • Romão Brandão, Jornal OPAÍS, Angola
  • Sean Christie, Freelance for Landbouweekblad and The Mail & Guardian, South Africa
  • Obinna Emelike, Business Day, Nigeria
  • Ben Ezeamalu & Emmanuel Ogala, Premium Times, Nigeria
  • Bob Koigi, Farmbizafrica.com, Kenya
  • Joseph Mathenge, Freelance for The Saturday Nation, Kenya
  • Anne Mawathe & Rashid Ibrahim, Citizen TV, Kenya
  • Patrick Mayoyo, Daily Nation, Kenya
  • Christine Muthee & Oliver Oscar Ochanda, Media Development in Africa (MEDEVA), Kenya
  • Dickson Ng’hily, The Guardian, Tanzania
  • John Muchangi Njiru, The Star Newspaper, Kenya
  • Olatunji Ololade, The Nation Newspaper, Nigeria
  • Bayo Olupohunda, Columnist, Punch Newspaper, Nigeria
  • Ossène Ouattara, Infoduzanzan.com, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Brito Simango, Televisão de Moçambique, Moçambique
  • Joy Summers & Susan Comrie, Mnet Carte Blanche, South Africa
  • Suy Kahofi, Freelance for West Africa Democracy Radio, Senegal
  • Paballo Thekiso, Saturday Star, South Africa
  • Bento Venancio, Jornal Domingo, Moçambique
  • Evelyn Watta, Sportsnewsarena.com, Kenya


The independent judging panel, chaired by Ferial Haffajee, Editor-in-Chief, City Press, South Africa includes: Debo Adesina, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian Newspapers, Nigeria; Betty Dindi, Managing Editor of QTV, Nation Media Group, Kenya; Jean-Paul Gérouard, Editor-in-Chief, France Télévisions ; Anton Harber, Caxton Professor of Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Joel Kibazo, Director of Communications, Africa Development Bank;Arlindo Lopes, Regional Regulatory GM, MultiChoice Angola; Amadou Mahtar Ba, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media; Kim Norgaard, CNN Africa Bureau Chief; Aires Walter dos Santos, Account Executive, iSenta Comunicação & Imagem SA, Angola.



The award ceremony will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in October.




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Stella is the founder of WaAfrikaOnline.  A Pan-African at heart, passionate about Africa, human rights, women empowerment and girl child education. She's also into broadcasting. 
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