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GHOne TV’s multiple award winning journalist, Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman has been named as a finalist for the 2018 edition of the International Centre for Journalists’ prestigious Michael Elliott Award.Mike served as a distinguished editor at The Economist, Newsweek and Time before becoming CEO of ONE. Last year, he had spoken of his dream to establish an award that would bring together his belief in great journalism with his commitment to progress in Africa.
This award, given in Mike’s name, will provide the winner a $5,000 cash prize to pursue an in-depth reporting project. In a special study tour organized by ICFJ, the winner will spend time in U.S. newsrooms to learn new skills and share knowledge.
Ridwan, a graduate of Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, was shortlisted for the award for his riveting four-part series titled “Portrait of the Countryside”.
Making its latest announcement on Tuesday, the International Centre for Journalists said' Abubakar Ibrahim, a Nigerian reporter and editor whose work conveys the human toll of terrorism and displacement, has been named winner of the 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. Two broadcast journalists were however commended as finalists for the award: Lindile Yolisa Mpanza of South Africa’s SABC Digital news, for her report on sexual abuse of widows; and Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman of Ghana’s GHOne TV for his coverage of a community in crisis because its drinking water is contaminated.
In December 2017, Ridwan was adjudged best journalist in Rural Reporting by the Ghana Journalist Association for his compelling story on water challenges Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Muhammadu Bawumia’s hometown.
Earlier in November 2017, the young news anchor and producer was declared best African Journalist in Peace and Security Reporting by the African Media Initiative. Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman won the award for his courageous and innovative feature on Chieftaincy Clashes in Northern Ghana.
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