BBC Komla Dumor 2023 Award Launched

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The BBC is looking for a rising star of African Journalism for the BBC News Komla Dumor Award, presently in its eighth year.

Journalists from across Africa are welcome to apply for the Award, which aim to reveal and advance new ability from the continent.

The winner will spend through 90 days at the BBC headquarters in London, acquiring abilities and experience.

Applications close on 14 February 2023 at 23:59 GMT.

The honor was laid out to honor Komla Dumor, an exceptional Ghanaian broadcaster and moderator for BBC World News, who passed on suddenly at age 41 in 2014.

Dumor’s widow, Kwansema Dumor said she was “proud” of her husband impact  at the BBC, and furthermore said her family were grateful to the BBC for remembering that him through the award.

The BBC is encouraging Journalists across Africa to apply for the award, which looks to advance and celebrate exceptional editorial ability living and working on the continent.

As well as getting preparing, the effective up-and-comer will have the valuable chance to head out to a country in Africa to cover a story that they have explored, with the report broadcast to the BBC’s worldwide audiences.

Known for supporting powerful, unique Journalism and for his obligation to detailing African stories extensively and truly, Dumor had a massive impact on Africa and the world at large.

The BBC is focused on proceeding with his legacy through the honor by enabling Journalists from Africa to recount unique and nuanced African stories to reach global audiences.

Zambian television host and columnist Dingindaba Jonah Buyoya was last year’s champ – the first to come from southern Africa.

During his placement he went to Seychelles to write about how the country’s sea plants could assist with handling environmental change.

“Komla Dumor was an inspiration to me, so to win the award and take part in his legacy has been an honor,” Buyoya said.

“I encourage African Journalist to apply for the awards, it’s an incredible way to learn and further develop skills needed to tell even more ground-breaking stories in Africa.”

Liliane Landor, senior controller of BBC News International services,said: “The award and our previous winners are a fitting testament of Komla’s dedication to telling African stories with depth and integrity.”

Dumor was the Presenter of Focus on Africa, the BBC’s very first devoted day to day TV news program in English for African audiences. It was broadcast on BBC World News, which not long from now is converging with the BBC News Channel to make a solitary 24-hour TV news service.

He was likewise one of the lead presenters for BBC World News’ European morning segment.

He joined the BBC in 2007 following 10 years of broadcast Journalism in his native Ghana where he won the Ghana Journalist of the Year award.

Somewhere in the range of 2007 and 2009 he hosted Network Africa for BBC world service before joining The World Today  program.

In 2009 Dumor turned into the primary host of the African business news program on BBC World News, Africa Business Report. He traversed Africa, meeting Africa’s top business people and providing details regarding the most recent business patterns around the continent.

In 2013 Dumor featured in New African magazine’s rundown of the 100 most persuasive Africans.

A great legacy he really left behind.

KOMLA DUMOR was a Ghanaian Journalist from the southern part of Volta region,who later worked with British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC) and was the main presenter of its program Focus on Africa.

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