Apply Now: CNN Multichoice African Journalist 2013 Awards Calls For Entry


CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards.

Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International, said: “Recent audience research shows that viewing of CNN across Africa is at an all time high. Against this background, we are delighted to be a part of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards, now in their eighteenth year.  The awards represent the very best in journalism from across the African continent, and are truly a highlight in CNN’s editorial calendar. I’m proud that they continue to grow in stature and prestige, and the 2013 competition promises to deliver another year of stellar African journalism.”


Over the past 18 years, the competition has grown in size and status to become Africa’s most prestigious media event. In 2012, a ‘Highlights Programme’ of the ceremony, held in Lusaka, Zambia, was broadcast in 47 African countries, on the Africa Channel in the US, UK and the Caribbean and RTP Africa.

This year, the competition will recognise excellence in the following categories:

Culture Award

Digital Platform Award

The Coca-Cola Company Economics & Business Award

Environment Award

Free Press Africa Award

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

Portuguese Language General News Awards

From these category winners, an independent judging panel choose the overall winner – The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013.

Finalists in the 2013 competition will participate in a finalists’ programme that will include a media forum and networking opportunities with senior journalists, editors, business leaders and media owners from across the continent, culminating in a gala awards ceremony later in the year.

All finalists receive a cash prize and each category winner also receives a laptop and printer.

The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 will receive an additional cash prize and will have the opportunity to participate in the CNN Journalism Fellowship at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta.

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