Ghanaian Journalist Jefferson Sackey Wins International Award

Kora AwardsGhanaian journalist Jefferson Sackey has been listed alongside son of Canada’s Tourism and Culture Minister as the 2015 laureates of Planet Africa.

Mr Sackey, well known for his coverage of conflicts and natural disasters in Africa, will be presented with his media excellence award at a ceremony tomorrow at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Canada.

This award is given to an innovative and creative individual who raises the bar in the media industry and uses his or her platform to increase awareness regarding issues that affect society.

Sitting in high profile diplomatic meetings, from the UN headquarters in New York to the coverage of the Ivorian crisis of 2010, Jefferson mastered the art of international reporting on the field, interviewing global figures on critical global issues. International networks like CNN and DWTV have featured some of his news stories.

From a humble beginning at TV Africa in Ghana, he has been recognised by Journalists for Human Rights in Canada for excellence in human rights reporting.

He has also received 2015 AEA Media Excellence Award. He serves as senior international correspondent for the Multimedia Group in Ghana.

In all, 16 achievers have been listed as recipients of the 2015 Planet Africa Awards. Leading the list is Dr Julius Garvey, son of the legendary social activist Marcus Garvey, who was a proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movement.

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Source: Modern Ghan

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