Award For Best Women Editors, Publishers Launched

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the African Media Initiative (AMI), are calling for  nominations for an outstanding editor for the inaugural African Women in News Leadership Award.

The African Women in News Leadership Award recognises the exemplary contribution of an Editor to her newsroom, and under her leadership, the contribution of her newspaper to society.

Each year, the African Women in News Leadership Award will be given to one outstanding African editor who is first amongst her peers in inspiring and paving the way forward for the next generation of leaders.

The Winner will possess a proven track record of success within her newsroom, have demonstrated uncompromising editorial integrity throughout her career, and have a strong commitment to the principles of press freedom and its power to promote democracy and good governance.

Eligible nominees must hold a senior editorial role as of 22 September 2014. Nominations from news media (newspapers, magazines and digital-only) of all sizes from across Africa are encouraged.

The 2014 recipient of the African Women in News Leadership Award will be honoured at the Gala Dinner of the African Media Leadership Forum, in Johannesburg in November 2014.

Completed applications must be received no later than Monday, 22 September 2014. For more information on the Award and nomination process, please visit: