Africa’s leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, APO Group, has named five journalists as finalists to win the APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020.
The winner will be bestowed with a USD2,500 cash prize, and online courses from one of the most respected international universities
According to APO Group the award recognizes, celebrates, and empowers African women in the media who support female entrepreneurship throughout the continent.
The Group explained that the panel of judges Media Award consists of 100 luminaries, with global icons such as Naomi Campbell joined by senior executives from every major industry on the continent, from Visa to Hilton; Facebook to FIFA; and Uber to LEGO.
“This is the largest and most influential panel of judges ever assembled for an African media award, and it reflects the importance of recognizing gender equality in business and the media”, it noted.
The named finalists were named Cécile Ambatinda from Cameroon, whose story was on “Recycling tyres to create works of art”; Rwandese Sharon Kantengwa who reported on “How one woman is leveraging renewable energy to lift other women”; Debra Musanyare Matabvu from Zimbabwe whose entry was on “Ethel defies Gokwe myth”; Esther Oluka from Uganda, and South Africa’s Marcia Zali with an entry on “A technology company founded by a woman is helping small-holder farmers survive lockdown”.
The APO Group African Women in Media Award is part of APO Group’s commitment to supporting the development of journalism on the continent, the Group added.