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EBC’s journalist Demis Mekuriyaw wins the ACCER Awards 2018

(EBC; October 12, 2018) Ethiopian journalist Demis Mekuriyaw has won the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards 2018.

 

Demis Mekuriyaw, a journalist who works for Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation has won the Awards beating shortlisted 15 candidates. 

 

The overall winner of the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards was Ethiopian Demis Mekuriyaw, who was praised by the judges for outstanding coverage of environmental issues in his country.

 

“Mekuriyaw is a highly organized and efficient journalist, whose thorough and precise approach to projects has yielded excellent results. He went out of his way on a shoe-string budget to report on climate change and environmental issues affecting his country,” the judges said.

 

The Winners are disclosed at the 7th edition of the Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VII) Conference being held in Kenya.

The winner of ACCER Awards will participate in the UN Climate Change Conference on 3 – 14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland

The ACCER awards are meant to encourage journalists on the continent and their media houses to cover the environment issues.

 

Source: ECA