NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 4 – Capital FM Senior Business Reporter Evelyn Njoroge has won the COMESA Media Awards radio category.
She was announced winner for her story on the phasing out of the multi-fibre agreement, which looked at the implications it would have on developing countries especially in the COMESA region, such as job cuts.
“Last week I received an email from the secretariat telling me that I had won the radio category. It is exciting to be recognised in the region. I am travelling on Friday to Victoria falls, Zimbabwe for the award ceremony,” she said.
Ms Njoroge has also been nominated as a finalist for the Diageo African Business Awards, best radio feature category for her story titled ‘When Your Access Card Stops Working’; about the ongoing global financial crisis.
“It looks like May was my lucky month because last week on Friday I again received a call from London telling me I had been nominated for the African Business Awards and it was on a story I had done about an employee who was sacked due to the ongoing recession,” she added.
“But I wanted to look at the positive aspects of the recession, that they can still pick up the pieces and move on.”
The sixth annual Africa Business Reporting Awards winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in London on 2 July.
Commenting on this year\’s awards, Nick Blazquez, Managing Director, Diageo Africa said: “The record breaking number of entries from across the globe reflects the increase in business reporting on Africa in 2008/2009.”
“I would like to thank everyone who entered and congratulate the finalists, whose commitment to providing accessible and balanced business journalism is worthy of recognition.”
Winners will be selected from the shortlist by a panel of judges chaired by Diageo\’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Walsh.