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CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2015 Entries Open

By Stella WaAfrika



It's that time of the year again for the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards.
Journalists creating content targeting an African audience are welcome to apply for 2015 edition which also marks the 20th anniversary of the African Journalist Awards.

Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International said,  “It’s with immense pride that we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards. Twenty years of encouraging excellence in journalism across the continent has made these the very best awards honouring the journalistic profession in Africa. I’ve witnessed first-hand the tremendous growth in stature and prestige of the competition, and 2015 promises to deliver another year of outstanding work.”

In 2014, a ‘Highlights Programme’ of the ceremony, held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, was broadcast across Africa, plus the UK, USA and the Caribbean.

Open to journalists working in any medium, this year the competition will recognise excellence in the following categories:

• Culture Award
• Dow Technology & Innovation Reporting Award
• Economics & Business Award
• Features Award
• Francophone General News Award
• GE Energy & Infrastructure Award
• Mohamed Amin Photographic Award
• MSD Health & Medical Award
• Portuguese Language General News Award
 • Press Freedom Award • Sport Reporting Award
• The African Development Bank Environment Award
• The Coca-Cola Company News Impact Award

Finalists in the 2015 competition will participate in a finalists’ programme that will include a media forum and networking opportunities with senior journalists, editors, business leaders and media owners from across the continent, culminating in a gala awards ceremony later in the year.

The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 will have the opportunity to participate in the CNN Journalism Fellowship at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta.

Deadline: 11th May 2015

Click HERE to enter.

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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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