The CEO of African Media Agency (AMA) , Eloine Barry has noted the importance of rewarding best talents in media, saying that the gesture breeds excellence.
Barry made the remark during the presentation of this year’s winner of the Africa Media Agency (AMA) Awards which rewards outstanding work from an African reporter every year.
This year the awards was carted away by Malagasy journalist, Andriatsitonta Mamy Ny Aina Lynda, won the African Media Agency media competition.
Lynda is from Madagascar and works for the online media Journal Mada, part of the Olondia Corporation. She has five years experience in journalism and a keen interest in investigative journalism, after training with UNESCO and Cooperation Media in 2017.
Lynda was excited for her accomplishment noting that despite having made unsuccessful entries into other media award competitions, she never gave up and just kept polishing her writing skills. “I always had a positive belief in my work and this is the motivation that keeps me going in this profession. Journalism is more than a career to me. I hope that this golden opportunity will be a turning point to my work.”
As part of the prize, Lynda will be awarded a fully paid trip to cover the 7th edition of the Africa CEO Forum due to take place in Kigali, Rwanda from 25-26 March 2019. The Africa CEO Forum (ACF) is the leading international conference, dedicated to the African private sector and hosts the continent’s top CEOs, international investors, experts and high-level policy makers every year. Since its inception in 2012, ACF has attracted over 120 heads of state and ministers and hosted over 3000 leading African and international companies.
The CEO of African Media Agency (AMA), Eloine Barry, noted the importance to reward best talent in media since this breeds excellence. “We can only shape our positive African narrative by motivating talent growth through avenues like this that seek to celebrate the best writers in the media industry.”