Two PREMIUM TIMES journalists shortlisted for Thomson Foundation Award


Two PREMIUM TIMES journalists, Taiwo Adebayo and Kabir Adejumo, have made a shortlist of 12 for the Thomson Foundation’s 2020 Young Journalist Award.

The foundation made the announcement on its website on Tuesday.

Messrs Adebayo and Adejumo are two of three Nigerian journalists eyeing the journalism prize. The other Nigerian—Ibrahim Adeyemi—is a freelance journalist.

In its eighth year, the award, sponsored by the United Kingdom’s Foreign Press Association, enables journalists aged 30 and under, from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than $20,000 (data from the World Bank), to send in their best stories.

The foundation said a remarkable number of entries arrived from all over the world for this year’s competition.

“From Brazil’s record year of police killings and the Peruvian children suffering from lead poisoning, to the Indian women taking their own lives and the Covid-19 lockdowns imperilling Kenya’s street children – this year’s Young Journalist Award shortlist has highlighted the power of journalism to save lives, build trust and spark change via an impressively diverse range of stories,” it said in a…



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