PUNCH Newspaper Senior Correspondent, Alfred Olufemi, has been shortlisted for the 2022 Fetis Journalism Awards.
Organizers introduced on Monday that one in every of Olufemi’s stories was one in every of 37 entries chosen from 81 international locations.
“The FJA professional panel chosen the 37 finest tales in 4 classes from 350 entries from 81 international locations.”
“Throughout the 4 years of the award’s existence, contestants from 123 international locations participated within the international competitors. “The shortlisted initiatives embrace 15 collaborative works, 6 of that are cross-border analysis,” the organizers mentioned.
It was additionally acknowledged that the award winners shall be introduced on the award ceremony in 2023.
The prize fund of the Fetisov journalistic awards quantities to 520,000 Swiss francs. The primary prize in every class will obtain a money prize of 100,000 Swiss francs, the second prize 20,000 Swiss francs, and the third prize 10,000 Swiss francs.
Olufemi’s submission, an investigation into herdsmen-farmer conflicts in central Nigeria that was first printed on Aljazeera in 2021, was shortlisted within the ‘Excellent Contribution to Peace’ class.
A celebrated journalist, Olufemi has a number of awards below his belt, together with the West Africa Media Excellence Award, the Diamond Award for Media Excellence, the Worldwide Middle for Investigative Journalism Award for Information and Investigative Tales and the Worldwide Group for Migration Awards for Migration Reporting.