View all newsletters
Sign up for our free email newsletters

Fighting for quality news media in the digital age.

  1. Comment
November 6, 2013

Three young journalists shortlisted for the UK Foreign Press Association Awards

By Darren Boyle

Three young journalists from developing countries have been shortlisted for a prestigious press award.

The reporters, two from Africa and one from India will be flown to London for the UK Foreign Press Association Award

More than 80 journalists submitted a portfolio of work for the awards ceremony on 19 November at the Sheraton Park Hotel.
To be eligible, the journalists had to be aged 30 and under and come from a country with a Gross Domestic Product of less than $20,000 per capita. 

The trio, Toyosi Ogunseye, Editor of the Sunday Punch, Nigeria; Judy Kosgei, features reporter for Citizen TV, Kenya and Neha Dixit, freelance journalist from India will spend two nights in London as well as attending the gala dinner.

The award is being sponsored by the Thomson Foundation.

Its chief executive Nigel Baker said: “The standard of entries for this new prize for the Foreign Press Association Awards has been exemplary and the three finalists have all produced compelling and revealing stories about life in their respective societies.

“It will be tough to single out a winner and we have been delighted by the response to the call for entries from across the developing world and to see how journalists are helping to prompt public debate on vital issues.”

Content from our partners
<a></a>Key ways to futureproof your media career as journalism job cuts bite deep
Slow online ads cost UK publishers £50m a year: Here's how to fix them
Mather Economics and InsurAds combine to help publishers boost revenue

The Thomson Foundation is a British charity devoted to encouraging truthful and unbiased reporting for the past 50 years.

For more information click on this link.



Email to point out mistakes, provide story tips or send in a letter for publication on our "Letters Page" blog

Select and enter your email address Weekly insight into the big strategic issues affecting the future of the news industry. Essential reading for media leaders every Thursday. Your morning brew of news about the world of news from Press Gazette and elsewhere in the media. Sent at around 10am UK time. Our weekly does of strategic insight about the future of news media aimed at US readers. A fortnightly update from the front-line of news and advertising. Aimed at marketers and those involved in the advertising industry.
  • Business owner/co-owner
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CTO
  • Chairperson
  • Non-Exec Director
  • Other C-Suite
  • Managing Director
  • President/Partner
  • Senior Executive/SVP or Corporate VP or equivalent
  • Director or equivalent
  • Group or Senior Manager
  • Head of Department/Function
  • Manager
  • Non-manager
  • Retired
  • Other
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thanks for subscribing.

Websites in our network