NTV Journalists Shine on the International Stage

  • Nation Media Groups Journalist Idah Waringa won the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) awards for Africa alongside other journalists.
    Nation Media Groups Journalist Idah Waringa won the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) awards for Africa alongside other journalists.
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  • Nation Media Group (NMG) journalists from the TV and print divisions on Thursday, April 1, won various awards in the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) awards for Africa.

    The journalists, led by sports managing editor Elias Makori, produced unique editorial pieces despite the coronavirus halting sports activities in Kenya.

    Idah Waringa's investigative story, The Football Con,  was ranked fourth in Africa under the Video Documentary category. The story also earned global recognition as the best in the investigative reporting category.

    The print version of Football Con done by Jeff Kinyanjui of the Daily Nation and was also ranked ninth.

    Yoshua Makori, NTVs sports managing editor emerged second in Africa in writing the Best Colour Piece category with his story Behind the Scenes in the making of a shujaa on the Streets of Vienna.
    Yoshua Makori, NTVs sports managing editor emerged second in Africa in writing the Best Colour Piece category with his story Behind the Scenes in the making of a shujaa on the Streets of Vienna.
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    In addition to her story being feted, Waringa received an award for the Video Short Feature, Blades of hope: From a double amputation to a world record which was ranked eighth in Africa.

    Yoshua Makori who is the sports managing editor was not left behind. He emerged second in Africa in writing the Best Colour Piece category with his story Behind the Scenes in the making of a shujaa on the Streets of Vienna.

    This was a first-hand account of world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge’s historic INEOS 1:59 run in Vienna in October 2019.

    An investigative story was done by Samuel Gacharira and Celestine Olilo,  Shame of FKF's joyriders to Afcon tourney and new Ksh 240 million scandals ranked fifth in Africa. The story was under the Writing Best Column category.

    Daily Nation photographer,  Sila Kiplagat emerged top in Africa in the Young Reporters Photography category and third in Photography Sports Action.

    NTV reporter Stephen Keter emerged third in Africa in Young Reporters Broadcasting with his story From Olympian to 'Mama Mboga'.

    A feature story - Barrack Ochieng: From grisly accident to reunion with a game that changed his, which was done by Gacharira was ranked tenth in the Young Reporters Writing category.

    The NTV Journalists created content that was unique that stood out from their competitors, therefore, winning the awards.

    Nation Media Group CEO Stephen Gitagama.
    Nation Media Group CEO Stephen Gitagama.
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