NABJ is inviting nominations for its annual Percy Qoboza Award, which honors the groundbreaking, and often dangerous 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. You can visit www.nabjglobal.com to learn more 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!
ABOUTThe NABJ Global Journalism Task Force exists to increase and improve black journalists’ coverage of other countries as well as the African Diaspora by strengthening resources, maintaining an international sourcebook and fostering the idea that reporters need not be foreign correspondents to cover news in the world’s 195 countries. The task force recognizes groundbreaking work by African journalists with the annual Percy Qoboza Award and provides opportunities for foreign coverage through the Ethel Payne Fellowship.