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CNBC Africa scoops audio-visual award

Business news television channel, CNBC Africa late last week scooped the Audio-visual Award at the Sanlam for Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards. The channel's senior journalist Chris Bishop, was announced as a winner in the Audio-visual category at a ceremony in Johannesburg last night, 15 May 2011. He shared the prize with former CNBC Africa colleague Suzanne Beukes.
CNBC Africa scoops audio-visual awardThe annual Sanlam Awards were introduced in 1974 to acknowledge the role of financial journalism in society and to promote the high standards required of financial journalists. This year, the competition attracted 109 entries from 70 journalists representing 25 different publications, online news services and radio and television stations.

CNBC Africa chief editor, Godfrey Mutizwa says: "The recognition of CNBC Africa is a continuing testament of the tireless work we are putting in to make the channel the leading voice for African business and markets."

Bishop was very pleased with his achievement saying: "This award means a lot to me. I dedicate it to the CNBC Africa team, of which I am proud to be a part, which is making a name for fine journalism across the continent."

Bishop joined CNBC Africa in 2009 and has hosted shows such as Open Exchange and Power Lunch. In 2010, he also produced and compiled a three-part documentary titled "Liliesleaf: The untold story". Bishop was previously honoured with the Sir David Beattie Award for excellence in Journalism for uncovering a plot to assassinate the Queen of England during a royal tour.

Celeste Baliraj
+27 11 384 0300
celeste.baliraj@cnbcafrica.com

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