Nominations sought for Percy Qoboza Award

Screen Shot 2017-04-12 at 1.18.54 PMNABJ is inviting nominations for its annual Percy Qoboza Award, which honors the groundbreaking, and sometimes life-threatening, work done by foreign journalists covering the Diaspora. The award is named for the late Percy Peter Tshidiso Qoboza, editor of The World newspaper in Soweto, South Africa, whose powerful columns ranged from coverage of the 1976 Soweto riots to the tragic horror of apartheid and the white minority government’s treatment of millions of black Africans. Please send recommendations (with a short statement of rationale) to rochelleriley@aol.com ASAP. You can visit www.nabjglobal.com to learn about the award as well as the Ethel Payne Fellowships and other training opportunities. Let’s honor those who rise above to honor their commitment to our industry!

For more about Percy Qoboza, read his New York Times obituary here.

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