Ridwan of GHOneTV Wins International Award

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Ghanaian multiple award-winning news anchor, Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman, has been adjudged the “Best African Journalist in the TV” category of the 2020 African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards, held on the sidelines of the Fifth UN Environmental Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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The GHOne’s TV presenter, offered a rare perspective on used PPE disposal and gives comprehensive coverage of waste management gaps in Ghana’s response to the covid-19 pandemic.

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The former JoyNews journalist, Covid-19 waste disposal has already received two awards from the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) and now beat two renowned Kenyan science reporters, Zeynab Wandati and Sheila Sendeyo, both of NTV Kenya to win the coveted prize.

The competition drew over 400 entries from across the African continent.

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The winners of the different awards in the set categories were from all over the continent, from Benin, to Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Togo, Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and Algeria.

The United Nations Environment Programme’s Director for Africa, Dr Juliette Biao, graced the occasion and gave a televised speech stating that they were pleased to see PACJA achieve the fifth edition of the ACCER Awards despite the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 Pandemic throughout 2020, when calls for submission of stories for the competition were made.

“Climate Change, biodiversity loss and pollution … put the wellbeing of the current generation at unacceptable risk,” she said, adding that emissions were now 62 per cent higher than they were in 1990, with parts of the biodiversity threatened with extinction.

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The African Climate Change and Environment Reporting (ACCER) Awards is a biennial initiative of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) that recognizes excellence in climate change and environmental journalism in Africa.

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a multiple award winning broadcast journalist with more than 7 years experience.

He began his journalism career with the JoyNews channel of the Multimedia Group Limited in 2013 as general news reporter.

He currently works at GHOneTV, one of Ghana’s most watched channels as a producer, a news anchor, and a senior reporter.

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Ridwan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Source: sirkenn.net

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