BBC Launches Komla Dumor Award 2022 Edition

BBC has kicked off its search for the recipient of the 2022 BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.

The international news broadcaster is now inviting journalists across Africa to apply for the award.

Komla Dumor Award

The award, established to honour the late veteran journalist Komla Dumor, is now in its seventh year.

Winners receive training, gain skills and experience for three months at the BBC headquarters in London.

Winners also travel to a preferred African country to report on a story that they have researched, with the report broadcasted to the BBC’s global audiences.

Victoria Rubadiri At BBC

Citizen’s Tv News anchor Victoria Rubadiri won the award in 2020.

The seasoned journalist travelled to The UK in 2021 for training at The BBC headquarters.

Speaking on her time at The BBC headquarters, Rubadiri said;

“Beyond the huge honour of elevating the memory of the late Komla Dumor, and the weight of the BBC recognizing my work as a journalist, I have seen the growth in myself just in the last three months I spent in London,”

“The training and exposure took my skills to the next level. This opportunity gave me a continental perspective of the news market and opened my mind to new ways of telling the African story.” She added

Applications for the award close on Feb. 16, 2022.