CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards.
CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards. The competition for African nationals based on the continent welcomes entries from journalists creating content targeting an African audience. 2015 marks the 20 anniversary of the African Journalist Awards.
Kenyan Joseph Methenge was awarded the top prize at the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Awards ceremony. His work, ‘Images of Terror’, which appeared in Kenyan daily print newspaper The Standard documented the moments of terror experienced by Westgate Mall shoppers in Kenya, when the mall was attacked by unidentified gunmen in September 2013. It was chosen from entries spanning 38 nations across the African continent. Since the first Awards in 1995, the competition has grown in size and status to become Africa’s most prestigious media event.
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 recognize 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.
The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 will have the opportunity to participate in the CNN Journalism Fellowship at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta.
Once again this year, the competition has become even easier for journalists to enter, with submissions being made via the entry form website www.africa.cnnjournalistaward.com.