FOUR CATEGORY PRIZES AWARDED TO KENYANS INCLUDING OVERALL AWARD, CNN MULTICHOICE AFRICAN JOURNALIST 2014
The best of Kenyan journalism was celebrated tonight at the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Awards.
The country shone in a total of four categories, chosen from entries spanning 38 nations across the African continent:
ENVIRONMENT AWARD: Patrick Mayoyo, Daily Nation, Kenya MOHAMED AMIN PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARD: Joseph Mathenge, Freelance for the Saturday Nation, Kenya SPORT REPORTING AWARD: Evelyn Watta, sportsnewsarena.com, Kenya
NEWS IMPACT AWARD: Anne Mawathe, Citizen TV, Kenya Joseph Mathenge was also awarded the overall award, CNN MultiChoiceAfrican Journalist 2014.
The Awards, which rotate location each year in tribute to their pan-African credentials, were held at held at the Mlimani City Conference Centre, in Dares Salaam, Tanzania this evening, Saturday 18th October 2014.
Now in its 19th year, the Awards are supported by a range of prestigious sponsors: Coca-Cola; Ecobank; GE Africa; IPP Media, Tanzania; Merck Sharp &Dohme (MSD) and A24 Media.
The overall CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 wins a substantial cash prize, and a visit to CNN Centre in Atlanta, to attend the three week CNN Journalism Fellowship. All category winners receive a cash prize, and iPad Air.
Deborah Rayner, SVP International Newsgathering TV and Digital, CNN International,said: “This evening’s journalists represent the very best in African journalism. By entering these awards, they have proved they have the determination, professionalism and courage to showcase Africa’s stories to the world. I congratulate each and every one.”
Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa, said: “Congratulations to all the 2014 winners, we are proud to recognise your excellence in journalism and to reward you for your courage in telling stories that would have otherwise remained untold. We believe the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards has had a profound effect on the African media landscape and as MultiChoice Africa we remain committed to recognising excellence in journalism throughout Africa. We applaud all the nominees and winners for contributing to Africa’s growth and success.”
Ways to Watch the African Journalist Awards:
The African Journalist Awards will be made available to broadcasters across Africa through a number of deals.
Viewers across the continent and across the world will be able to watch the Awards in the coming weeks and months.
The awards will also feature in a forthcoming ‘Inside Africa’ programme on CNN International.
The overall CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 wins a substantial cash prize, a visit to CNN Centre in Atlanta, to attend the three week CNN Journalism Fellowship. All finalists receive a cash prize, and all category winners receive a laptop computer and printer.
For more information, news and updates visit: www.cnn.com/africanawards
The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 competition is open to African professional journalists, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story which has been made available as a printed publication or broadcast through an electronic medium (television; radio or digital platform) whose primary audience are based in Africa.
Entries were published or broadcast in 2013 for the following awards: Coca-Cola Economics & Business Award; Culture Award; Mohamed Amin Photographic Award; Environment Award; Press Freedom Award; MSD Health & Medical Award; Sport Reporting Award; News Impact Award; GE Energy & Infrastructure Award; Francophone General News Awards; Portuguese Language General News Awards.