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
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
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
Additional reporting from APO