Call for entries for the 2018 Africa Climate Change and Environmental Reporting awards

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Winners during the 2016 Africa Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) awards. PHOTO/COURTESY

By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN

newsdesk@reporter.co.ke

Environmental journalists across Africa have an opportunity to showcase their work during this year’s Africa Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) awards.

The 2018 ACCER awards contest with the theme “Changing the Narrative on Environmental Challenges in Africa: the Case of Pollution” will receive entries in the following categories; print, radio, television, photojournalism and online/multi-media.

According to a statement from the organisers of the awards, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), the awards were launched during the World Environment Day 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

“The 4th Edition of the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards aims to incentivize and create a critical mass of journalists reporting on the area of climate change and environment,” the statement said.

Mr Patrick Mayoyo, the 2014 Accer awards online category and overall winner has been appointed by PACJA as this year’s ACCER Awards brand ambassador.

Mr Patrick Mayoyo the 2018 ACCER Awards brand ambassador. PHOTO/FILE

Mr Mayoyo the Editor-in-Chief at Daily Reporter is also European Commission’s Lorenzo Natali Media Prize (Europe) winner, CNN MultiChoice African Awards environment category winner, East Africa Community Media Awards Environment category winner and Social and Environmental Responsibility World Journalism Prize winner.

“As a winner of 2nd edition, PACJA has the pleasure to nominate you as a brand Ambassador for the ACCER Awards. With this appointment we welcome you to the ongoing efforts to raise awareness of this prestigious awards in your country and encourage other journalists to make their contributions in climate change and environmental reporting,” a statement from PACJA Secretary General, Mr Mithika Mwenda, said.

Mr Mayoyo is a member of the UK’s The Guardian Global Professional Development Network and an ACCER awards academy fellow.

Potential 2018 ACCER awardees will present direct entries with brief citations demonstrating how their journalism may have practically enhanced access to information delivery in a specified area in either English or French.

Full details of the 2018 ACCER Awards can be found here: http://www.pacja.org/2018-accer-awards-call-for-entries/

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