2015 CNN African Journalist finalists announced

Two Ghanaian journalists have been named among the 31 finalists for the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Competition.
The two, Fiifi Essilfie Anaman, freelance for zonalsports.com and Thomas Naadi Bitlegma, Viasat1, will join the other finalists in Nairobi,Kenya, where this year’s edition which marks its 20th year will be hosted.
The finalists will enjoy an all-expense paid four day programme of workshops, media forums and networking in Nairobi, Kenya, culminating in a Gala Award Ceremony in October 2015.
In addition, winners from previous years will join this year’s finalists for a special evening to celebrate 20 years of the awards.
Announcing the finalists, Ferial Haffajee, Chair of the independent judging panel said this year, the competition received entries from 39 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa. There are 31 finalists from 15 countries
Entries were published or broadcast in 2014 for the following awards, Culture Award; Ecobank Economics & Business Award; Mohamed Amin Photo Award; African Development Bank Environment Award; Press Freedom Award; MSD Health & Medical Award; Sport Reporting Award; News Impact Award; Francophone general news awards; Portuguese language general news awards; GE Energy & Infrastructure Award; Features Award; and Dow Technology & Innovation Award.
The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 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) and  whose primary audience are based in Africa.
The competition is once again supported by A24 Media, African Development Bank, Dow, Ecobank, GE, IPP Media and MSD.
Source: CNN

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