Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna Wins 2019 Anna Politkovskaya Media Award

Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna has won the 2019 Anna Politkovskaya media award for several of her publications on environmental issues.

Nigerian journalist, Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna, has earned a spot as one of the most courageous women whose passion has led her to report stories that impact and demand change as it affects the lower class people of the society.

Augustina was on October 4 [2019] recognised for her courage and passion in Italy as she was awarded the prestigious Anna Politkovskaya award in recognition of her great work.

The Anna Politkovskaya Award was established in 2006 to remember and honor the Russian campaigning journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was murdered in Moscow on October 7, 2006 in order to silence her reporting about the war in Chechnya. In Politkovskaya’s memory, journalists from around the world who show courage and dedication in reportage are recognised.

Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna revealed that journalists who report on special interest stories are poorly paid. She stated she was most thankful to her mentors who made her realise how much difference she could make and were there to guide and lead her rightly. The journalist left Nigeria for New York in the USA after she faced threats on her life over investigative stories she did.

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