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Dates extended for prominent media awards

02 June 2014, 12:04

Abuja - The deadline for the 2014 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards has been extended to Friday.   

Organisers of the awards, which will be given out in Nigeria, said that the extension of the call for entries would provide opportunities for more journalists to submit entries for this year’s awards.

The prestigious awards, now in their 19th year have attracted thousands of entries across the continent, making it one of the biggest media awards in the continent.

Two Nigerians emerged winners at the awards last year.

The winners are Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye of Sunday Punch in the UNICEF-sponsored Environment Category and Tolu Ogunlesi, a freelance journalist for Ventures Africa, Nigeria, in the Coca-Cola Company, Economics and Biz Awards category. Ogunlesi’s story was an investigative report on the Eko Atlantic City.

This year, the competition will recognise excellence in Culture, Digital Platform, Coca-Cola Company Economics & Business segment, Environment and Free Press Africa.

Other segments of the award includes Mohamed Amin Photographic Award, MSD Health & Medical Award, Print General News Award, Radio General News Award, Sport Award,Television Features Award,Television News Bulletin Award,Francophone General News Awards and Portuguese Language General News Awards.

From these category winners, an independent judging panel will choose the overall winner of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014.

- CAJ News

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