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BBC News Launches 2024 Komla Dumor Award to Celebrate Africa’s Journalism Talent

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Komla Dumor. Photograph credit score: BBC

The seek for this yr’s winner of the BBC Information Komla Dumor Award has began. The award was established to honour Komla Dumor, an distinctive Ghanaian broadcaster and former presenter for BBC World Information, who handed on the age of 41 a decade in the past.

Liliane Landor, the director of the BBC World Service, says: “Komla Dumor’s journalism and unforgettable display screen presence, his passionate dedication to reporting Africa have been a robust driver of the BBC’s protection of the continent. Via his legacy, we need to proceed to rejoice Africa’s journalistic excellence. Now we have been impressed and delighted with the calibre of expertise that has shone by means of, because of the award in Komla’s identify. We’re proud to proceed to nurture and improve the abilities of those journalists right here on the BBC.”

The winner of the BBC Information Komla Dumor Award will spend three months working with the BBC information groups in London, throughout tv, radio and on-line. They are going to be allowed to additional develop their journalism expertise by means of coaching, workshops and mentoring with main BBC journalists. The profitable candidate can even have the chance to journey to a rustic in Africa to report on a narrative that they determine and analysis, and that may turn out to be a part of the BBC’s content material for a worldwide viewers.

Earlier winners are:

  • Paa Kwesi Asare (2023)
  • Dingindaba Jonah Buyoya (2022)
  • Victoria Rubadiri (2020)
  • Solomon Serwanjja (2019)
  • Waihiga Mwaura (2018)
  • Amina Yuguda (2017)
  • Didi Akinyelure (2016)
  • Nancy Kacungira (2015)

Judges on this yr’s panel are:

  • Ehizojie Okharedia, Senior Information Editor, BBC World Service
  • Magnus McGrandle, Senior Information Editor, BBC Information Channels
  • Lydia Namubiru, Editor-in-Chief, The Continent

To use for this prestigious award,

  • Try to be presently dwelling and dealing as a journalist in Africa.
  • You have to even have wonderful journalism expertise, together with in digital and social media. aptitude.
  • Broadcasting expertise
  • Broadcasting character, voice and powerful presenting expertise with the flexibility to carry out on the microphone and in entrance of the digital camera with aptitude
  • Fluency in English as a primary or equal language.

Purposes shut at 23.59 GMT on 15 March 2024.

For extra details about the award, together with methods to apply, entry standards, and phrases and situations, click on here.

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