Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

AMDF Announces 9 Finalists For Its 2023 Journalist Of The Year Award


The Panel of Judges for the 2023 AMDF Journalist of the Year Award, chaired by Mr. Joseph Edegbo, Managing Editor of Africa Prime News, has announced nine finalists for this year’s award.

A statement signed by the Executive Director of the Africa Media Development Foundation, AMDF, Mrs Sekyen Dadik said the finalists were from the five categories of print, online, photo, television and radio.

They are (alphabetically arranged): Chenemi Bamaiyi of TVC; Chima Azubuike of Punch Newspapers; Christian Njoku of News Agency of Nigeria; Jaiyeola Olukayode of Punch Newspapers; Martha Agas of News Agency of Nigeria; Ojoma Akor of Daily Trust; Philip Yatai of News Agency of Nigeria; Shindong Bala of Radio Nigeria; Solomon Odeniyi of Punch Newspapers.

The statement quotes the Panel Chairman, as saying that the 9 finalists have demonstrated professional skills in their stories by going deep into writing issue-based development stories.

AMDF will also use the platform to present an Honorary Lifetime Award for Journalistic Excellence to a distinguished media veteran, Hajiya Hauwa Saulawa, former General Manager, Radio Nigeria Companion FM Katsina, for her immeasurable contribution to the promotion of development journalism in Nigeria.

The award presentation where the winner, runner-up, and commended work will be announced, is scheduled to be held on 6th & 7th December 2023 during the Africa Conference on Development Journalism in Kaduna Nigeria.

AMDF Journalist of the Year Award was first introduced in 2016 to promote the culture of in-depth development journalism in the African media space.

Africa Conference on Development Journalism (#ACDJ) is an annual gathering of journalists and other media stakeholders introduced to serve as an avenue for the exchange of ideas that will address current and emerging issues facing Development Journalism. It is also meant to create a community of learning that will support the growth of Development Journalism in Africa.

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) is an organization that provides professional support to media and sustainable development initiatives. It registered with Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission in 2014. More about AMDF can be found on its website https://amdf-centre.org


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