The African Press Organisation has announced the winners of the 2014 APO Media Award (#APOMediaAward), which celebrates brilliant and inspiring stories about Africa.
First place: Sumitra Nydoo (@sumitranydoo), business correspondent South Africa at China Central Television (CCTV Africa), for her piece entitled 'South Africa's Wonderbag Revolutionizes Cooking'. Nydoo will receive $500 a month for one year, a laptop and an intercontinental flight ticket to a destination of her choice as well as one year's access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide.
"APO was very impressed by the quality of the entries. Judging was an incredibly difficult process but we were unanimous in our conclusion that Sumitra Nydoo, Pius Sawa and Kristia Van Heerden were the worthy winners. On behalf of APO, and personally, I would like to express my warmest congratulations to these three very talented journalists," stated Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO.
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