The EIB Network remains home to some of the finest journalists and media personalities this country has to offer, and once again that truism has been proven with Alice Aryeetey receiving a huge honour.
Aryeetey, already an award wining journalist, has become one of only 12 journalists in the world shortlisted for the Thomson Foundation young journalist award.
The award, which rewards a young journalist for reporting that sparks public debate and inspires change, is part of the 2018 edition of the Foreign Press Association (FPA) Media Awards.
Aryeetey was nominated for a piece titled “Drug Lords of Old Fadama”, which looks into alarming rates of drug abuse among Ghanaian youth.
On the FPA website, some of the chosen stories for this year’s award were listed, including: “Child brides of China sold for “less than the price of a buffalo”, once-ostracized transgender candidates now running for Pakistan’s parliament, Ghanaian youths and the alarming rate of drug abuse, and judges soliciting bribes to release detainees from Liberia’s prisons.”
The FPA’s independent judges would shortlist a further three out of the 12 in October, with the eventual winner announced at this year’s awards on the 26th of November in London.