The duo of Investigative journalists – Kiki Mordi and Fisayo Soyombo have won the 2019 People Journalism Prize for Africa (PJPA) with a reward of $3000 (₦1,000,000) from a Sub-Sahara African public strategy firm – Gatefield.
Kiki’s investigation led to disciplinary actions and reforms across university campuses in West Africa after exposing horrid Web of sexual harassment by lecturers.
Fisayo on his part staged his arrest and spent about two weeks to expose the nature of corruption in the Nigeria’s criminal justice system.
Gatefield in a press release noted that: “both reporters demonstrated the highest level of empathy by subjecting themselves to the excruciating torture of the injustice that they sought to expose in telling these stories,” Adewunmi Emoruwa, the Lead Strategist at Gatefield wrote in a statement.
We could not be more proud of our decision to honour these brave journalists with our inaugural prize,” the statement concluded.
The winners are expected to be hosted and rewarded in Abuja at the World Day of Social Justice event themed: Freedom’s Worth Defending (FWD:) which will be hosted by Gatefield on February 20, 2020.
Kiki Mordi is an investigative reporter and a multiple award winning broadcaster with over six years of experience in broadcast media.
Investigative journalist ‘Fisayo Soyombo was pioneer Editor of TheCable. He is also a former Editor of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), and the immediate past Managing Editor of Sahara Reporters.