Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mboya, Nyaga win CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award

From l-r: Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa; winners Tom Mboya and Evanson Nyaga; and Parisa Khosravi, senior vice president for CNN Worldwide.
The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Awards ceremony was held for the first time in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka on Saturday evening.
Tom Mboya (Citizen TV) and Evanson Karuri Nyaga (formerly Citizen TV, now CCTV Africa) scooped the overall CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Award.
Mboya and his colleague Nyaga also won the Television Features Award after a story on a small long-forgotten African tribe living in India. The feature story titled, ‘The African Tribe in India’ aired on Citizen TV, and was picked from among 1,799 entries from 42 countries in Africa.
Waihiga Mwaura (CitizenTV) and Jephitha Mwai Mwangi (Citizen TV) also bagged the Sports Journalist of the Year Award, after a story on Maasai Morans who downed spears for Cricket bats.
Nimrod Taabu (NTV) and Charles Kariuki (NTV) won the Television News Bulletin Award after their feature ‘The Portrait of Pain’, an East Pokot Story on challenges of getting clean water.
John Muchangi Njiru (The Star) won the HIV/AIDS Reporting Award.  

Other winners across the African Continent were:
Joshua Anny Osabutey (JOY FM - Ghana) – Radio Journalist of the Year for ‘Squatters Paradise’ documentary
Ahaoma Kanu (National Daily – Nigeria) – Tourism Award
Demelza Bush, Craig McKune and Verashni Pillay, The Mail and Guardian Online (South Africa) – Digital Journalism Award.
Nigerian Journalists and Editors body – Free Press Africa Award
Megan Small and Clive Mtshai, 3rd Degree and E TV (South Africa) – MSD Health & Medical Award
Adriaan Basson and Piet Rampedi (City Press – South Africa) – Print General News Award
Arsenio Henriques Cossa (Socio-STV – Mozambique) – Portuguese General News Award for TV/Radio   
Isabel Joao (Novo Jornal – Angola) – Portuguese General News Award for Print
Gerald Tenywa (Saturday Vision – Uganda) – Environment Award
Antione de Ras (The Star – South Africa) – Mohamed Amin Photographic Award
Joy Summers (Carte Blanche – South Africa) – Coca-Cola Company Economics & Business Award
Manar Attiya (Ahram Hebdo – Egypt) – Francophone General News Award for Print
Najlae Ben Mbarek (2M TV – Morocco) – Francophone General News Award for TV/Radio
Andrew Mulenga (Zambia) – Arts & Culture Award

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1 comment:

  1. Well done Mboya, another Kenyan flag flying high. We are very proud of you (Lydiah Olesi, Kenya high Commission, Lusaka)


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