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CNN Multichoice African Journalist Awards 2011

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2011 Awards. The winners of these prestigious annual Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in June 2011.

This year, the competition will recognise excellence in the following categories:
  • Arts & Culture Award
  • Digital Journalism Award
  • Economics & Business Award
  • Environment Award
  • Free Press Africa Award
  • The HIV/AIDS Reporting Award
  • Mohamed Amin Photographic Award
  • MSD Health & Medical Award
  • Print General News Award
  • Radio General News Award
  • Sport Award
  • Television Features Award
  • Television News Bulletin Award
  • Tourism Award
  • Francophone General News Awards
  • Portuguese Language General News Award
From these category winners, the judges choose the overall winner - The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2011.

Finalists in the 2011 competition will participate in a four day finalists' programme that will include a media forum and networking opportunities with senior journalists, editors, business leaders and media owners from across the continent, culminating in a gala awards ceremony in June, 2011. All finalists receive a cash prize and each category winner also receives a laptop and printer. The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2011 will receive an additional cash prize and a trip to CNN Center in Atlanta.

The competition is open to African nationals who are professional journalists including freelancers across print, television, internet, photographic and radio. Full details on how to enter can be found by logging on at www.cnn.com/africanawards. The closing date for entries is 27 January 2011. There will NOT be any extensions of this closing date, and entries received after this date may be disqualified. The judging will take place in April, 2011. All entries should be broadcast or published during January 2010 - December 2010.

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