BBC to Launch 6th Komla Dumor Award In Johannesburg, South Africa

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The BBC are launching the 6th edition of the annual Komla Dumor award.

The award is given out to a chosen, young African journalist and is named after the legendary Ghanaian broadcaster who died in 2014.

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According to the BBC, the award “will be made to an outstanding individual living and working in Africa, who combines strong journalism skills, on-air flair, and an exceptional talent in telling African stories with the ambition and potential to become a star of the future.”



The winner will get to spend three months at the BBC headquarters in London, get to travel to Africa to report a story which would be shared on the continent and accross the world.

The deadline for applications is March 16th, with this year’s official launch being held in South Africa.

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Ironically, no Ghanaian has managed to win the award since its inception in 2015.

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Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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