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International Health Journalism Fellowship Project: Africa: CNN Award

International Health Journalism Fellowship Project: Kaiser/CNN Awards for Excellence in HIV Reporting in Africa

About The Award
Since 2006, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and CNN/MultiChoice have teamed up to offer the Kaiser/CNN Award for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Reporting in Africa. The award, presented as part of the prestigious CNN/MultiChoice African Journalist Awards, is part of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s global effort to increase and sustain media coverage of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, to improve the breadth and quality of HIV/AIDS reporting, and to increase access by journalists worldwide to the most current information on HIV/AIDS. It recognizes reporting by and African journalist on HIV/AIDS in Africa that illuminates the broad impact of the epidemic on individuals, communities and nations, and the resilience of the African response to the epidemic. In advance of the awards ceremony each year, Kaiser organizes an intensive workshop on covering HIV/AIDS for the 15 finalists.

Who Is Eligible?

The competition is open to African professional journalists (including, but not limited to, African freelancers) working on the continent for African media organizations that are headquartered within the continent of Africa and produce a printed publication or electronic medium (television broadcaster, radio station or website) primarily targeted at and received by an African audience. This category is open to journalists from English, French and Portuguese speaking territories.

How To Apply

Applications are due in February of each year. When the 2009 application becomes available, it will be posted here. You can also find information on the CNN/MultiChoice African Journalist Awards Website.

Learn about the Previous Winners and see their winning work:

2008: Mr. Hopewell Rugoho-Chin’ono, Television International, Zimbabwe
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2007: Ms. Charity Mutinta Mboozi, Catholic Media Services, Zambia
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2006: Mr. Khopotso Bodibe and Ms. Anso Thom, Health-e News Service, South Africa
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Examining Rath’s Vitamins (audio)
Khayelitsha Trials Set to Continue

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