Posted by: APO | 29 September 2014

Winners of 2014 APO Media Award announced


Winners of 2014 APO Media Award announced

With a total endowment of $15,000, the APO Media Award is one of Africa’s most important media awards

DAKAR, Senegal, September 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release newswire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, today announced the three winners of the 2014 APO Media Award (#APOMediaAward), which celebrates brilliant and inspiring stories about Africa.

With a total endowment of $15,000, the APO Media Award is one of Africa’s most important media awards.

Photos of the winners: http://goo.gl/xzPgf9

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(Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization)

The first-place winner of the 2014 APO Media Award is Ms Sumitra Nydoo (@sumitranydoo), Business Correspondent South Africa at China Central Television (CCTV Africa), for her piece entitled “South Africa’s Wonderbag Revolutionizes Cooking” (http://bit.ly/1qvB9SW).

Sumitra Nydoo will receive $500 a month for one year, a laptop and an intercontinental flight ticket to a destination of her choice as well as one year’s access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide.

The second-place winner is Mr Pius Sawa (@kharunda), Reporter for Thomson Reuters Foundation in Kenya, for his piece entitled “Cheap, green solar bottles light up Kenyan slum” (http://tmsnrt.rs/1rNAlco).

Pius Sawa will receive $300 a month for one year.

The third-place winner is Ms Kristia Van Heerden (@k_r_isis), Editor at Finweek (South Africa), for her piece entitled “How the poor can make you rich” (http://bit.ly/ZcqRgm).

Kristia Van Heerden will receive $200 a month for one year.

“APO was very impressed by the quality of the entries. Judging was an incredibly difficult process but we were unanimous in our conclusion that Sumitra Nydoo, Pius Sawa and Kristia Van Heerden were the worthy winners. On behalf of APO, and personally, I would like to express my warmest congratulations to these three very talented journalists,” stated Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization).

About the APO Media Award: http://www.apo-opa.com/apo-media-award.php

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Follow the hashtag: #APOMediaAward

Contact:

Aïssatou Diallo

bdm@apo-opa.org

+41 22 534 96 97

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