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Good News – Top fee Times journalist nominated for African journalism award

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Good News – The Head of the Records Desk of PREMIUM TIMES, Yusuf Akinpelu, has been shortlisted for the Norbert Zongo African Prize for Investigative Journalism (PAJI-NZ) award.Slated for November 10 to 13, the prize will likely be awarded right thru the Global Competition of Freedom of Expression and Press (FILEP) in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, organisers acknowledged in a letter to nominees.Shortlisted candidates for the investigative journalism competition had been drawn from four classes: newspaper press, radio, television and online press. Mr Akinpelu was once nominated for the ranking class.The winner of each and every class of the PAJI-NZ Prize for Investigative Journalism will receive a diploma, a trophy and a sum of 1,000,000 West African CFA francs.The final simplest winner from the four classes will receive the SEBGO D’OR award, a feat that incorporates extra 1,000,000 CFA francs prize, a diploma and a trophy symbolizing the “SEBGO D’OR.” Henri Segbo was once Mr Zongo’s pen title whereas he managed the newspaper L’Indépendant.Mr Akinpelu, a fellow of the Top fee Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) Pure Helpful resource and Extractives Programme on local climate reporting and Civic Media Lab Prison Justice Reporting programme, is a graduate of statistics from the College of Ibadan and has a penchant for books and wildlife.Chuffed by the nomination, Mr Akinpelu acknowledged it came “at a time I least expected.”He acknowledged it is miles continuously “gratifying to sigh the tales of others, retain other folks to blame and power influence for societal serve” nonetheless most importantly “it is miles continuously a pleasure to add to the physique of files in public discourse.”“While I wish myself essentially among the most practical at the gala, I commit this recognition to all and sundry that has been a fragment of my constructing, in particular my editors,” he acknowledged.Sooner than the commence of the PAJI-NZ award this 365 days, the Norbert ZONGO Prize has been awarded to essentially among the most practical investigative journalists in Africa since 2007.Organisers acknowledged the PAJI-NZ is aimed to advertise and strengthen investigative journalism in Africa, “a note complex to place into effect whereas it is miles truly essential to the democratic transition processes engaged in most countries of the continent.”ALSO READ: PREMIUM TIMES investigation wins West African journalism awardIt was once initiated in honour of Burkinabé journalist, Norbert Zongo, who was once killed whereas conducting an investigation into the unresolved death of David Ouédraogo, driver of François Compaoré, the younger brother of President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso.Despite death threats, the late Zongo continued his investigation till he was once murdered in a mafia-fashion on December 13, 1998.His charred physique was once found alongside that of his brother Yembi, his colleague, Blaise Ilboudo and Abdouleye Nikiema, his driver in his Toyota Land cruiser vehicle which was once shot and burned on the side of the street in Sapouy, Ziro Province.Mr Zongo is considered because the first creator in Burkina Faso to seem at investigative journalism.Toughen PREMIUM TIMES’ journalism of integrity and credibilityAppropriate journalism costs diverse money. But most effective perfect journalism might per chance well make sure that the chance of a legitimate society, an to blame democracy, and a clear authorities.For continued free accumulate entry to to essentially among the most practical investigative journalism within the nation we quiz you to take phrase of making a modest increase to this noble endeavour.By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you most seemingly can be serving to to retain a journalism of relevance and making sure it remains free and on hand to all.Donate TEXT AD: To advertise here . Name Willie +2347088095401…

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