AMDF Announces 3 Finalists for its 2021 Journalists of the year award

The Panel of Judges for the 2021 AMDF Journalist of the Year Award, led by Mr. Joseph Edegbo, Managing Editor of Africa Prime News has named 3 finalists for this year’s award.

According to a statement by AMDF Executive Director, Iliya Kure, the three finalists are: Gwamkat Gwamzhi of Radio Nigeria Highland FM Jos; Justina Asishana of The Nations Newspapers; and Joseph Olaoluwa of Punch Newspapers.

An Honorary Lifetime Award for journalistic excellence will be presented to distinguish media veteran – Malam Ishaka Aliyu, the Principal Partner of Shaka Media Limited Abuja.; for his immeasurable contribution to promotion of development journalism in Nigeria.

The Board of AMDF will also use the occasion to present Courage in Journalism Award to Sikiru Obarayese of Daily Post Nigeria. This Award is presented to Journalists who have demonstrated courage by going extra miles, among all odds to source stories.

Chairman Panel of Judges, AMDF 2021 Journalist of the Year Award, said “after assessing all the entries, I can on behalf of the panel of Judges say the 3 finalists have professionally demonstrated skills in their stories by going deep in writing issue-based development stories.

“We encourage other journalists to emulate them and focus on issues that are of importance and affect the lives of people at the grass root,” he said.

The award presentation where the winner, runner-up and commended work will be announced is scheduled to hold on 7th December 2021, during the 5th Africa Conference on Development Journalism (#ACDJ2021) holding via Zoom at 10am.

Those wishing to participate in the conference and media award are to register by following the link https://amdf-centre.org/events/5th-africa-conference-on-development-journalism/.

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 avenue for 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.


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