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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