The IFJ Journalism for Tolerance Prize giving ceremony for Central and West Africa took place on June 26, 2003 in Dakar, Senegal. Serge Alain Godong from the Cameroonian daily Mutations won the prize for his article “The fight against poverty is a Heavenly affair”, published on 18th December 2002;
The ceremony was preceeded by a round table in the presence of the Senegalese Minister for Communication. Journalists from the Media Organization of Central Africa (OMAC) and from the West African Journalists’ Association (WAJA) attended the round table to discuss the role that the media should play in democratization and peace-building in Africa.
In the radio and television categories, Jacques Kalume M’VITA from Best Radio Kahuzi in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Joseph O. Ogieriakhi from the Nigerian Television Authority of Benin City, Nigeria received a “Special Mention” of encouragement by the jury.
The IFJ Journalism for Tolerance Prize is worth 1,000 Euros and is meant to promote tolerance and to combat racism and discrimination. It is open to journalists in each of the five regions of the world. The Prize which is supported by the European Union was launched on the 11th September 2002 in Dakar, Senegal.
For further information, visit: International Federation of Journalists - Tolerance Prize
Or contact the General Co-ordinator of the IFJ Africa Office,
Gabriel Ayite BAGLO
IFJ Africa Office
17, Boulevard de la République
BP 21722, Dakar, Sénégal
Tél: (221) 842 01 42 / 41 ; Fax(221) 842 02 69
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