Joy FM’s Kwetey Nartey wins international award in youth reporting

Joy FM’s investigative reporter Kwetey Nartey has been adjudged winner of the Rockefeller foundation award for excellence in media in youth reporting.

Nartey beat finalists -Asha Siad and Roda Siad from borderless Films in Somalia and Canada and Jacqqui Kubania from Daily Nation in Kenya to pick up the award Thursday at a ceremony being held in South Africa.

His story, Narcotics School Boys which unraveled how students in Brong Ahafo school dealt in narcotics to raise money to pay their school fees was his crowning glory in South Africa.

Kwetey Nartey was the only Ghanaian finalist at the event.

The award brings to three the total number of awards he had picked for the year. He was the adjudged the investigative reporter of the year and also the Narcotics reporter of the year.

This is the first edition of the awards, which were launched by the African Media Initiative (AMI) in June 2015, to recognize excellence in journalism.

The award ceremony is to speak to the continent’s development issues and also to reward stories that demonstrate high standards of professionalism.

The awards received a total of 557 entries from 41 countries across the continent, from Anglophone, Francophone, and Lusophone Africa.

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