The winner of the 2014 CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Award will be unveiled tomorrow, October 18, 2014, in a ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Competition is the most prestigious and respected Award for journalists across the African Continent. Its objective is to reinforce the importance of the role of journalists in Africa’s development and to reward, recognise and encourage journalistic talent across all media disciplines.
The 2014 finalists have been announced by Ferial Haffajee, Chair of the independent judging panel.
This year the competition received entries from 38 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa.
Congratulations to the 28 finalists from 10 countries:
1. Daniel Biaou Adje, ORTB, Benin
2. Safia Berkouk, El Watan, Algeria
3-4. Vinayak Bhardwaj & Tabelo Timse, M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism, Mail & Guardian, South Africa
5. Romão Brandão, Jornal OPAÍS, Angola
6. Sean Christie, Freelance for Landbouweekblad and The Mail & Guardian, South Africa
7. Obinna Emelike, Business Day, Nigeria
8-9. Ben Ezeamalu & Emmanuel Ogala, Premium Times, Nigeria
10. Bob Koigi, Farmbizafrica.com, Kenya
11. Joseph Mathenge, Freelance for The Saturday Nation, Kenya
12-13. Anne Mawathe & Rashid Ibrahim, Citizen TV, Kenya
14. Patrick Mayoyo, Daily Nation, Kenya
15-16. Christine Muthee & Oliver Oscar Ochanda, Media Development in Africa (MEDEVA), Kenya
17. Dickson Ng’hily, The Guardian, Tanzania
18. John Muchangi Njiru, The Star Newspaper, Kenya
19. Olatunji Ololade, The Nation Newspaper, Nigeria
20. Bayo Olupohunda, Columnist, Punch Newspaper, Nigeria
21. Ossène Ouattara, Infoduzanzan.com, Côte d’Ivoire
22. Brito Simango, Televisão de Moçambique, Moçambique
23-24. Joy Summers & Susan Comrie, Mnet Carte Blanche, South Africa
25. Suy Kahofi, Freelance for West Africa Democracy Radio, Senegal
26. Paballo Thekiso, Saturday Star, South Africa
27. Bento Venâncio, Jornal Domingo, Moçambique
28. Evelyn Watta, Sportsnewsarena.com, Kenya