Henix Obuchunju, a student of our Master of Arts in Digital Journalism Programme (MADJ) scooped an award in the health category at the inaugural Association of Grassroots Journalists in Kenya (AGJK) Community Journalism Awards ceremony held on Friday, December 2, 2022. His piece dubbed, 'Afya Chachu', highlights the negligence, absenteeism, and lack of adequate medical supplies in public health facilities in Nairobi.
Also feted was Stella Alex, an alumnus of our Excellence in Journalism Programme, who bagged second runner up in the health category for her piece dubbed, “Diabetes In Teens".
The awards themed “Building a Viable Community media for Inclusive Access to Information", aimed to promote and celebrate innovation and excellence in storytelling and improve access to information in the context of community media. The awards also focused on rewarding journalistic initiatives that address real access to information and highlight topics on health, gender, governance, business, sports, Covid-19, education, climate change, blue economy, investigative journalism and developmental reporting.
Sponsors of the awards were The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications, Media council of Kenya, Muungano/SDI Kenya, Article 19, EachRights, Afosi, Akiba mashinani, Horn of Africa youth network, Center for Behavior Change and communication and KYCTV.
Our Master of Arts in Digital Journalism will equip you with the skills the Digital Age demands, as well as the broader perspective required to understand and anticipate the forces reshaping the industry. For more information, visit www.aku.edu/madj