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The finalists were announced on Monday by Ferial Haffajee, Chair of the independent judging panel where he said a tough table of judges was often visibly impressed by the range of stories presented to them.
“We commend the dedication of journalists who are very much part of a rising Africa with rising professionalism, increased appetite for tough and investigative journalism, an eye on those left behind and a deep commitment to telling good stories across many mediums,” he said.
He added: “African journalists, as represented by our entries, have risen to the challenge of 2012. The big stories were well-covered. The small stories were not forgotten.”
In his remarks at the launch, Tony Maddox, Executive Vice-President and Managing Director of CNN International said: “Now in its 18th year, the quality and excellence of the work submitted continues to rise year on year, ensuring that the 2013 competition maintains its place as the most prestigious Pan African Awards for journalists.”
“CNN is proud to continue its commitment to fostering inspired journalistic excellence in African reporting,” added Maddox.
Collins Khumalo, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa hailed CNN for allowing MultiChoice to play a role in amplifying the voice of journalists across the African continent.
“We congratulate the finalists for telling the stories of Africa and its people to the world. We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town for the awards,” said Khumalo.
Nico Meyer, CEO of MultiChoice Africa added: “We believe these awards play a key role in encouraging excellence in media while sharing the great stories of the continent. Congratulations to the finalists of 2013, we look forward to hosting you in Cape Town in October to celebrate the best journalism Africa has to offer.”
The winners of the competition will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Gala Evening in Cape Town, South Africa, on Saturday, October 12, 2013 by Isha Ssay, host of CNN international ‘News Center