Two Ugandan Journalists have been selected as finalists in the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Competition.
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Announced by Ferial Haffajee, http://cosmeticscop.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/number.php Chair of the independent judging panel on Tuesday, the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 competition is open to African professional journalists working in Africa and have produced a story which has been made available as a printed publication or broadcast through an electronic medium and whose primary audience are based in Africa.
The competition, now in its 20th year received entries from 39 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa.
According to the organizers, the finalists will enjoy an all-expense paid four day program 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.
“The quality and breadth of entries in this, its 20th, year is testament to the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards’ position as the most prestigious recognition for journalism across the continent,” Tony Maddox, Executive Vice-President and Managing Director of CNN International said.
“CNN is privileged to be involved in this important initiative to honor the outstanding work across multiple platforms, topics and journalistic disciplines. I salute the finalists for the great work that they have done and look forward to seeing their future achievements,” he added.
Greg Beitchman, Vice President, Content Sales and Partnerships, CNN International said, “This year’s ceremony promises to be a stellar moment in the long history of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards.”
According to Beitchman, a combination of the strong body of work to be showcased at the 2015 awards, the presence of a number of former winners, and the backdrop of the vibrant city of Nairobi will make for an evening that celebrates the very best of African journalism.
“We continue to be amazed by the resourcefulness and growth of journalists in the complexity and immediacy of the digital and online age of news and information. That is why we remain committed to nurturing and growing African journalists who have a huge responsibility and role to play and where tech-savvy readers have the ability to follow breaking stories and are not shy to engage in dialogue on a number of different platforms,” Tim Jacobs, CEO MultiChoice Africa said.
“The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Awards have for the past 20 years provided a voice for credible journalism. As we celebrate this remarkable milestone, we can only commend the journalists for leaving no stone unturned in telling the important stories,” he added.
Following reports that the strongest opposition party FDC were weighing in on withdrawing from opposition coalition, information pills http://ciencialili.org/components/com_gantry/controller.php the party National Executive Committee have resolved to stay within the coalition.
Addressing journalists shortly after the 5 hour meeting, buy http://charadas.org/wp-admin/includes/admin.php party president Gen.Mugisha Muntu revealed at the party headquarters that they had discussed the 2016 road map and resolved to stay in the TDA.
“We emphasized the issue of staying in TDA and I can assure you we are still part of the coalition,” Muntu told journalists on Tuesday afternoon.
According to a source who was part of the NEC meeting, they agreed that being the strongest opposition political party, they ought to lead by example by spearheading unity as this would help them in the efforts to capture power.
“We agreed that we cooperate because we share the goal of causing regime change and the need to stay in TDA,” intimated a source.
Another source however, informed us that the party officials resolved to work to improve the internal processes within the TDA.”
On the 2 petitions by the FDC youths demanding that the party withdraws, Muntu told journalists that they had explained well the processes of TDA to the group and they understood what transpires and eventually dropped their petitions.
Muntu rubbished claims of a crisis within the strongest opposition party saying, “these are just imaginations of people out there. We have leaders with experience who are able to solve every issue within the party.”
Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi on Friday night returned presidential nomination forms before signing the TDA protocol, officially confirming he had joined the coalition which angered some sections of the strongest opposition political party, saying the rules of engagement had been bent to favor him.
FDC supporters demanded the withdrawal of the party from TDA citing double standards and bribery by officials.