MALAWIAN JOURNALIST WINS TB MEDIA AWARD


It never gets less sweet than this for Malawi’s The Sunday Times Editor Brian Ligomeka who barely two months after clinching a Gender reporting award has again won the 2008 International Award for Excellence in Reporting on Tuberculosis.
Ligomeka, who is also Chairperson for the Malawi MISA chapter otherwise known as the National Media Institute of Southern Africa (NAMISA), received US$3,000 and a certificate at a reception held in his honour in Paris, France on Thursday night.
Ligomeka wrote several articles in The Sunday Times of Malawi early this year but there are two that have won him the award and they are; “Fighting TB as part of the deadly trio” and “When HIV/Aids marries TB the honeymoon is disaster”.
The health journalism award, which is supported by the Stop TB Partnership, recognizes outstanding reporting and commentary in print and on the web that materially increases the public’s knowledge and understanding of tuberculosis. The second place winner in the competition is Ilze Vainovska of Latvia, whose article We can, was published in Kursas Laik. The third place winner is Berlanty Refaat of Egypt.

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About Gregory Gondwe - Malawi Best Blogger 2014

Gregory Gondwe is a Malawian journalist who started practising journalism in 1993. Until March 31, 2012 he was regional editor and bureau chief for Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS). Gregory is also a media consultant assisting several international journalists pursuing assignments in Malawi. He holds a Diploma of Journalism and an Intermediate Certificate in Journalism among other media-related certificates. He is also columnist for Malawi's first and oldest weekly, Malawi News. He can be contacted on gregorygondwe@gmail.com.
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