THE CNN AFRICAN JOURNALIST AWARDS 2012

From l-r: Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa; Evanson Nyaga, winner; Zambian Foreign Affairs Minister Given Lubinda; Tom Mboya, winner; and Parisa Khosravi, senior vice president for CNN Worldwide.
From l-r: Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa; Evanson Nyaga, winner; Zambian Foreign Affairs Minister Given Lubinda; Tom Mboya, winner; and Parisa Khosravi, senior vice president for CNN Worldwide.

THE 2012 CNN AFRICAN JOURNALIST AWARDS

This year’s CNN African Journalist Awards took place in Lusaka Zambia over the weekend with various journalists across the continent being recognized for their hard work and determination in various fields and categories.

The awards were established in 1995 to encourage, promote and recognize excellence in African journalism.

Among the winners included Tom Mboya and Evanson Nyaga’s “The African Tribe in India,” which aired on Kenya’s Citizen Television, was selected from among 1,799 entries from 42 nations across the African continent on Saturday. Mboya and Evanson, who were among 34 finalists for the top prize, also won the Television Features Award.

THE FULL LIST OF 2012 CNN AFRICAN JOURNALIST AWARDS WINNERS

Mohamed Amin Photographic Award-Antoine de Ras, The Star, South Africa

The Coca-Cola Company Economics and Business Award-Joy Sumners, Carte Blande, South Africa

The Francophone General News Award for Print-Mana Ahiya, Ahram Hebdo, Egypt

The Francophone General News Award for TV/Radio-Naglae Benmbarek, 2M TV, Morocco

The Digital Journalism AWARD-Demelza Bush, Graig Mckure and Varshni Pillay-The Mail and Guardian Online

The Arts and Culture Award-Andrew Mulenga, Zambia

The TV News Bulletin Award-Nimrod Taabu Mwangamoyo and Charles Kinyua Kariuki, NTV Kenya

The Television Feature Award-Tom Mboya and Evanson Nyaga-Citizen TV Kenya

The Environment Award-Gerald Tenya, Saturday Vision, Uganda

The Portuguese General News Award for TV/Radio-Arsenio Heriques Cossa, Socio-STV Mozambique

The Portuguese General News for Print-Isabel Joao, Novo Journal, Angola

The Print General News Award-Adriaan Basson and Piet Rampedi, City Press, South Africa

The MSD Health and Medical Award-Megan Small and Clive Mtshai, 3rd Degree, e.t.v South Africa

The HIV/Aids Reporting-John Muchangi, the Star Kenya

The Radio General News Award-Joshua Anny, Joy FM, Ghana

The Tourism Award-Ahaoma Kanu, National Daily Newspaper, Nigeria

The Free Press Award-The body of Nigeran journalists and editors in recognition of their bravery

The CNN Multichoice African Journalist 2012 Award-Tom Mboya and Evanson Nyaga, Citizen TV Kenya

The Overall Winners-Tom Mboya and Evanson Nyaga, Citizen TV Kenya.

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