Citizen’s Tv Victoria Rubadiri wins BBC World Komla Award

Victoria Rubadiri is one the sensational journalists that Kenya can be proud of. She has been an epitome media personality whose grotesque news coverage skills has been witnessed in all her works.

Her feature stories have basically been on African social life among other political news angles that has led her winning the Komla Dumor Award 2020. She is the second Kenyan journalist to bag the award after Waihiga Mwaura.

What You Need To Know About BBC’s Komla Dumor Award?

The Komla Dumor Award is a journalism award launched by the BBC [1][2] in 2015 in honour of the legacy of Ghanaian journalist Komla Dumor who worked for BBC World News and was the main presenter of its programme Focus on Africa. The award is presented each year “to an outstanding individual living and working in Africa, who combines strong journalism skills, on air flair, and an exceptional talent in telling African stories with the ambition and potential to become a star of the future.” The winner is given a three-month training and development contract in BBC News.[3]

Victoria’s Tweet On The Award

It’s an absolute honour to play a small role in elevating the memory of the indomitable Komla Dumor. Thank you to @BBCWorldfor the incredible recognition. Here’s to African journalism and telling our authentic stories. The journey is only beginning.

Rubadiri will begin her three-month placement at the BBC by attending a training course with the BBC Academy before joining BBC News teams – across TV, radio and online – which will provide her with the opportunity to gain skills and experience across BBC News platforms.

“Komla was a well-rounded journalist whose style, though authoritative, 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,” said Rubadiri.

“I am excited at the prospect of learning new skills at the BBC to be able to connect with audiences locally, regionally and internationally, no matter on which platform the story is being told,” she added.

She impressed judges with her eloquence and passion for telling African stories on both traditional media platforms and social media.

“We’re delighted to have Victoria on board to bring her insights and passion to the BBC,” said Jamie Angus, Director of BBC World Service Group.

“Komla had the incredible ability to give stories from the continent global resonance, and also deliver it with familiarity and understanding. We’re looking forward to seeing Victoria embody that by bringing her perspectives to life,”he added.

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