GNA News Editor wins IOM’s 2021 migration journalism award


Mr. Samuel Osei-Frempong, the News Editor of Ghana News Agency, has been chosen as one of the eight winners by the jury of the 2021 West and Central Africa Migration Journalism Awards.

The International Organisation for Migration organised competition received more than 200 entries.

The winners were announced during a virtual award ceremony on 10th November 2021 which was moderated by CNN Journalist Eleni Giokos, according to a statement issued by the IOM on its official website.

Each of the winners received a plaque of recognition and cash prize.

Migration is a complex topic and Journalists play an important role in unpacking these complexities.

Migration experts say it is the role of journalists to give the public a clear understanding of all sides of the migration paradigm.

The competition celebrates journalists who bring attention to the many facets of migration in West and Central Africa in both French and English language.

Mr. Osei-Frempong of Ghana News Agency who won under the reintegration category had his piece in English and explored the topic, “Catholic Relief Services offers renewed hope to returned migrants and at-risk migrant communities.”

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