Kenyan Journalist Wins BBC World News Award

Kenyan Journalist Wins BBC World News Award

 

By Isma Kwame Nkurunziza

Kenyan TV anchor and investigative reporter  Victoria Rubadiri has won BBC World News Komla Dumor award.

Rubadiri, who has interviewed leading East African public figures and as a host at Citizen TV, becomes the six  journalist to win the Award since it was launched  in 2015, in honour of the late Ghanaian journalist Komla Dumor.

Dumor used to work for BBC World News and was the main presenter of the news segment Focus on Africa.

Nancy Kacungira’s congratulatory message for Victoria Rubadiri

On receiving the good news, the excited Kenyan media personality said; “Komla was a well- rounded journalist  whose style I seek to emulate, although authoritative, he was also compassionate, empathetic and uplifting.

His ability to give the facts comprehensively, and yet still be attuned to his audience, was something I admired and a skill I seek to emulate.

Rubadiri will begin her three -month placement  at the BBC by attending a training course with BBC Academy and afterwards work with a BBC news  team.

Uganda celebrated journalist Nancy Kacungira, who is the 2015 Komla Dumor award took to Facebook to congratulate Rubadiri.

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