Winners Of 2020 West Africa Media Excellence Conference And Awards (WAMECA)

Winners have emerged at the 2020 West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA), which held at Alisa Hotels, Accra, Ghana on November 14, 2020.

The award, “Social Media, Fake News and Elections in Africa” recognises exceptional reporters in the diverse field of journalism and celebrates and promotes media excellence in West Africa.

The West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA) is an initiative by the Media Foundation for West Africa to promote media excellence in the sub-region. WAMECA is a two-part event: a Conference and an Awards ceremony for journalists.

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Taiwo Adebulu Wins African Fact-Checking Awards 2020 Fact-Check Of The Year By A Working Journalist

Taiwo Adebulu has emerged winner of the Fact-Check of the Year by a Working Journalist at the 2020 African Fact-Checking Awards.

Mr. Taiwo Adebulu, a reporter with The Cable, won the award for his piece; ‘FACT CHECK: Nigeria told UN that 7 varsities run strictly on renewable energy, but is this true?’

In his fact-check, Taiwo Adebulu investigated how Nigeria’s minister of environment had grossly misinformed the United Nations at its Climate Action Summit in 2019.

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Winners Of 2020 PwC Media Excellence Awards

Winners have emerged at the 2020 PwC Media Excellence Awards.

The PwC Media Excellence Awards celebrates and rewards excellence in business reporting in Nigeria. The competition is open to professional journalists on a full time employment or freelancers, working in Nigeria, who have produced a story that falls within the categories covered by the award and that is available on a platform whose primary audience is Nigeria.

The overall quality improved so much to a level that PwC decided to award prizes to 10 additional entries.

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