Fellowship in the limelight

Drum roll please. And the winners are...journalists Irene Choge from NTV, The Standard’s Dann Okoth and K24’s Violet Otindo. After days of difficult deliberations the judges chose the winners of the Internews Health Journalism Fellowship from 33 entrants. The panelists said their strong applications and commitment to health journalism set them apart from the rest. They said the journalists stories were based on credible sources and had a human face.

The final panelists were Internews Country Director in Kenya, Ida Jooste, The People Managing Editor, Maina Muiruri and Business Daily Chief Sub Editor Ng’ang’a Mbugua.

The eight-week long fellowship is designed to improve coverage of health issues, with a focus on family planning, maternal health and HIV /AIDS. The journalists will receive grants to cover travel and research costs.

This prestigious fellowship has already received prominent news coverage in the Kenyan media.

The call for applications:

Internews Health Journalism Fellowship