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Hopewell Chin'ono Awarded The Gatefield People Journalism Prize For Africa


The award winning journalist Hopewell Chin'ono is adding yet another honour to his cabinet. Through his social media handles, Hopewell announced that he had been awarded the Gatefield People Journalism Prize for Africa. This comes as the journalist's latest work of activism, a song titled Dem Loot has been trending for a continuous week and multiple remixes of it have been made. In a tweet Hopewell wrote:

I have been awarded the Greenfield People Journalism Prize for Africa.
It is a public service journalism award that recognizes outstanding journalists in Africa, whose work have resulted in positive change, and impact in society.
I won it jointly with David Hundeyin


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In a screenshot of the email Hopewell received notifying him of the award, the rationale (reason behind the honour) read: Impactful investigative reporting on the COVID-19 procurement corruption by high profile public officials including the health minister in Zimbabwe. David Hundeyin who share the honour with him is from Nigeria and he was honoured for his impactful exposé on the draconian Infectious Diseases Bill under consideration by Nigeria's House of Representatives during the COVID-19 lockdown.

According to Wikipedia People Journalism Prize for Africa (PJPA) is a public service journalism award that recognizes outstanding journalists and citizen reporters in Africa, whose work have resulted in positive change and impact in the society. PJPA was created in 2020 with an inaugural endowment of US $3000 from the founders, Gatefield, a sub-saharan Africa based public strategy and media group. The inaugural edition of the award was received by investigative journalists, Kiki Mordi and Fisayo Soyombo in February 2020.

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