Kenyan journalist Lilian Museka has been nominated to this year’s APO Group African Women in Media Award 2019.
Museka is among three other journalists shortlisted to win the inaugural prize by the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East.
The two other contestants include Aneta Felix from Nigeria and Nila Yesmin from Uganda.
Lilian Museka is a freelance journalist with vast experience in women rights journalism, championing for the rights of women at large and children.
Being a member of the Association of Media Women in Kenya, Museka advocated for the organization’s fundraising project which ran from January to April 2011.
The four month project championed for the rights of women journalists, empowering of women at large and children.
Museka runs a publication known as Talk Africa, an online platform for Association of Freelance Journalists in Kenya.
She also works with Zetu Media as a freelance journalist offering a wide content coverage on gender issues.
According to APO, the winner of the prize will be imparted with a USD 2,500 cash price, all-expenses paid trip to a prestigious International Women’s Forum, and online courses from one of the most respected international universities.
The award recognizes, celebrates and empowers African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa.
It was open to African women journalists whose stories were broadcast or published between 1st January and 15th September 2019.
These stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact.
The winner will be announced at the 5th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) to be hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 29-30 October 2019.
AWIEF is a prestigious annual event, a platform that sees global thought leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics, development organizations and investors gather to dialogue, connect, network, share, collaborate and transact in a combined effort to boost Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem for women.
Additional reporting from APO