- Citi FM's Bernard Avle, has won the 2017 best journalist of the year award
- He takes over from Peace FM's Kwame Sefa Kayi, who grabbed the award for the year 2016
- The event was held at the Kempinski Hotel on Saturday, October 27, 2018
Bernard Avle, the host of Citi FM’s morning show, "The Citi Breakfast Show," has been revealed as the best journalist for the year 2017.
Avle, who is also the Director of Programming at Citi FM, was therefore presented with the 2017 PAV Journalist of the Year award by the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).
The event took place at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Avle takes over from Peace FM's Kwami Sefa Kayi, who won the award for the year 2016.
This year’s awards event was on the theme: “State of Investigative journalism: Boundaries of privacy and borders of the public interest.”
Bernard Avlee is an ALIWA Fellow, an Edward R Murrow Fellow of Journalism and a Chevening Scholar.
His ALIWA project, iJourno Africa involves unearthing and training African journalists in using data journalism tools to effectively tell African stories.
As part of the 2018 event, out of 548 applications received by the Awards Committee, 36 journalists were presented with awards in the various categories.
The GJA also conferred honorary awards on some personalities who have contributed immensely to the growth of the media industry.
They are Barbara Gaisie, A.C. Ohene, Madam Faustina Nelson, Dr Osei Kwame Despite, Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong, Dr. Samuel Amo Tobbin, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, Mr Kwasi Twum and Commissioner of Police (COP), Dr. George A. Dampare.
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