Winners of Africa's First Crowdsourced Journalism Award Announced
The Big Picture Digital Journalism project is happy to announce that the following three project concepts have been selected as the winners of the very first crowdsourced journalism awards for Africa:
This Is My Backyard (Kenya)
Submitted by: Anjali Nayar - Journalist /Filmmaker (Canadian)
Summary: The aim is to use crowdsourced journalism to gather and disseminate information on the subject of land and resources in Africa.
Submitted by: Byekwaso Cosmas - Founder Tanzglo and Business Manager at Ebony Fm.
Summary: Uses crowdsourced journalism to give ordinary citizens control over news agendas.
Submitted by: Eddington Mutakiwa Shayanowako - Coordinator, Chitungwiza Community Development Network.
Summary: The goal is to use crowdsourced journalism to raise awareness on issues important to the target audience.
Congratulations to these worthy winners! An Awards Ceremony to promote these project concepts will be held on Wednesday 26th September
at the Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
The judges also gave a special mention to the following concepts below, which they said showed good application of both crowdsourced
journalism tools and techniques:
Uganda Science Journalists Association – USJA (Uganda)
Submitted by: Isaac Musimenta - USJA Member
Summary: The project is about the media's engagement with stakeholders through crowd-sourced Journalism.
Submitted by: Ibrahim Paranae Kantet - Chairman Eseriani
Summary: To use crowdsourced journalism to increase collaboration and reduce tensions.
Once again congratulations to Anjali Nayar, Cosmas Byekwaso, and Eddington Mutakiwa Shayanowako, our three winners. A big thank you to the International Press Institute (IPI) for supporting the Big Picture Project and making these awards possible. The project will now focus on supporting these three projects as they are implemented and scaled up by the three winners.
Big Picture Digital Journalism Team