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TV3 story shortlisted for CNN African Journalist awards

Narkwor Kwabla 1Former TV3 staff, Veronica Narkwor Kwabla has been shortlisted for the 2016 CNN Multichoice African Journalist award out of over 1,600 entries from 38 countries across the continent including French and Portuguese speaking countries.

Narkwor who has won several honours both domestically and internationally joins 38 other finalists for the prestigious continental award scheduled to come off in Johannesburg, South Africa in October 2016.

She is the only Ghanaian nominated for the award this year and would join all the finalists at an all-expense paid four day program of workshops, media forums and networking in South Africa before the final awards night.

Below is the list of the final 38 from 14 countries:

Veronica Narkwor Kwabla, Tv3 Network, Ghana

Adedayo Eriye Oketola, Saturday Punch, Nigeria

Aderonke Bello, naij.com, Nigeria

Ancillar Mangena, Forbes Africa, South Africa

Asha Ahmed Mwilu & Rashid Idi, Kenya Television Network, Kenya

Ati Metwaly, Al Ahram Weekly, Egypt

Bento Venâncio, Jornal Domingo, Mozambique

Bidossèssi Appolinaire Agoïnon, Office de Radiodiffusion et Télévision du Bénin, Benin

Cheboite Kigen, Daily Nation Newspaper, Kenya

Chika Oduah, Nigeria, Freelancer at African Media Initiative, Kenya

Cleófas Viagem, STV, Mozambique

Conan Daniel Businge & Gerald Tenywa, New Vision, Uganda

Coulibaly Zoumana, Le Patriote, Ivory Coast

Diana Neille, Richard Poplak, Shaun Swingler and Sumeya Gasa, Daily Maverick Chronicle, South Africa

Dominic Omondi, The Standard, Kenya

Eromo Egbejule, Freelancer at Ventures Africa, Nigeria

Faten Hayed, El Watan, Algeria

Fidelto Emidio Bata, STV, Mozambique

Folashade Adebayo, The Punch, Nigeria

Garreth van Niekerk, City Press, South Africa

Isaac Otidi Amuke, Commonwealth Writers, Kenya

James Oatway, The Sunday Times, South Africa

Jay Caboz, Forbes Africa, South Africa

Jean-Luc Emile, Teleplus, Mauritius

John Grobler, Namibia, and Fiona Macleod, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism, South Africa

Lawrence Seretse, The Botswana Gazette, Botswana

Mia Malan, Mail & Guardian, South Africa

Teresa Fuquiadi, Jornal Nova Gazeta, Angola

Veronica Onuchi, TVC News Africa, Nigeria

Yemisi Akinbobola, Ogechi Ekeanyanwu & Paul Bradshaw, IQ4News for Premium Times, Nigeria

The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 competition is open to African professional journalists, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story which has been made available as a printed publication or broadcast through an electronic medium (television; radio or digital platform) whose primary audience are based in Africa.

Entries were published or broadcast in 2015 for the following awards:

Culture Award; Ecobank Economics & Business Award; Mohamed Amin Photographic Award; African Development Bank Environment Award; Press Freedom Award; The Maggie Eales Young Journalist Award; MSD Health & Medical Award; Sport Reporting Award; News Impact Award; Francophone general news awards; Portuguese language general news awards; GE Energy & Infrastructure Award; Features Award; and Dow Technology & Innovation Award.

By Martin Asiedu-Dartey with files from CNN.com|3news.com|Ghana
Twitter: @3newsgh

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