NANA BOAKYE-YIADOM

Citi FM?s Deputy News Editor Nana Boakye-Yiadom has been shortlisted as a finalist in the $1 million African Story Challenge. Mr. Boakye-Yiadom is the only Ghanaian journalist who made the cut, joining nineteen other African journalists after the technical review panel evaluated 315 entries from across the continent.The project encourages journalists to experiment with new content ideas and ways to engage audiences through mobile technology, social media and other innovative tools.

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It also aims to spur compelling, analytical, investigative and data-driven stories that lead to better policies, increase transparency and hold officials accountable.Mr. Boakye-Yiadom is working on the possible impact of mobile market information on rural farmers in the Food Security category.?We are thrilled that we received so many fine ideas from journalists who want to tackle agriculture and food-related issues critical to their communities and the continent,? said Story Challenge director Joseph Warungu, a former BBC reporter.

Citi FM?s Nana Boakye-Yiadom is leaving for Naivasha, Kenya on 3rd August for a Story camp on this project.Other finalists who made the final 20 are journalists from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Algeria and Uganda. The rest are Namibia, Uganda, Liberia, Ivory Coast,South Sudan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia and Burkina Faso.The Story Challenge is a project of the African Media Initiative (AMI), the continent?s largest association of media owners and operators, in partnership with the International Center for Journalists. Warungu, who is AMI?s content development manager, developed the project while an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow attached to AMI. The Story Challenge is supported by an $800,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The programme also has support from the African Development Bank and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (Agra).

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