CNN African Journalist of the Year

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CNN African Journalist of the Year

"CNN International first launched the African Journalist Awards in 1995. Since then the competition has gone from strength to strength and now the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards comprises 16 categories and is the most prestigious journalism Awards on the continent." [1]

"The pan-African competition's search for journalistic excellence includes a range of categories: General News, Business, Sport, Health/Medical, Environment, and, new this year, the Free Press-Africa category, sponsored by the Freedom Forum for the journalist whose work does most to support the cause of press freedom on the continent. Journalists can find out more about this category from their website at www.freedomforum.org. The competition also offers a photographic category, the Mohamed Amin Award, sponsored by Salim Amin of Camerapix Nairobi in memory of his father." [2]

Previous Winners

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=1998 African Journalist of the Year Competition finalists

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Sponsors

"The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards is held in association with South African Airways and in collaboration with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Our esteemed sponsors include Celtel; Coca-Cola Africa; Camerapix; Global Media Alliance; IPP Media, Tanzania; MIH Print Media; Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD); Safebond Africa Ltd., and The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town." [4]

1999 Advisory Board

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