Get to Know the 2016 Finalists!

JUDITH ATIM (UGANDA)

Judith Atim

Judith Atim is a Ugandan Journalist currently working with 93.3 KFM/ Monitor Publications Ltd in Kampala, where she has been employed for the last four years. She is an Alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the premier professional exchange program of the US Department of State.She is also a third year student of Mass Communication at the Islamic University in Uganda-Kampala Campus.

In October 2016, she won The Uganda Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) Media Awards for the radio feature category.  Her winning story focused on the challenges rural communities face in accessing clean and safe water.

In April 2016, she was nominated for the African Centre for Media Excellence in Uganda awards in the categories of business, politics, and Justice, Law and Order Sector as well as the overall Nile Breweries Excellence in Journalism Award. In November 2015, she received the Global Media Enterprise Award for Best Radio News Anchor- English category. She was voted by students of media studies from several universities and institutions in Uganda for being an inspiration to many.

ABDALLAH BAKARI-NASSORO

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Abdallah Bakari Nassoro is a correspondent of The Guardian a Tanzanian local daily newspaper based in Mtwara region with experience of 14 years in journalism field. He is second year student of Open University of Tanzania (OUT) pursuing Bachelor of Art in Mass Communication, after obtaining a diploma in journalism from Royal College of Tanzania in 2009.

In different times he had worked with Mwananchi, The Citizen and Mwanaspoti, Mtazania and Majira newspapers as staff correspondent. In 2010 he was selected to join quality programme for correspondent offered by Media Focus on Africa in Collaboration with Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF)

In 2013 he was elected to be executive secretary of Mtwara region Press Club (MTPC) and later hired to offer training to students pursuing advance certificate in journalism course at Musoma Utalii College in Lindi campus for three years. During his seven years of working in print media he succeeded to achieve five awards

In 2015, He received the Excellence in Journalism Award in Agriculture reporting issued by Naliendele Agricultural Research Institute and in 2011, was awarded the Excellence in Journalism Awards Tanzania in the Photojournalism Category and Excellence in Journalism Awards Tanzania of the Print Media in AIDS/HIV category issued by Media Council of Tanzania (MCT). Again in 2011, he received the Award in Couples HIV counseling and Testing Media Writing Competition issued by Association of Journalists Against Aids of Tanzania (AJAAT).

LOUISE FERREIRA

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Louise Ferreira is a writer and journalist who has been working in the industry for six years, including two years as a news reporter at Beeld newspaper in Johannesburg. She’s been freelancing full-time for the last three years, and is a regular contributor to both print and online publications, including Mail & Guardian, Women24, Marie Claire, Taalgenoot and Netwerk24. Her focus is on topics related to feminism and gender, although she does a variety of word-related work, including research, editing and translation. An expat Capetonian in love with the City of Gold, she is devoted to her cats, Stoffel and Mia.

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