NAIROBI, Kenya, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Africa's newest and most dynamic celebration of media, the Mohamed Amin Africa Media Awards (MAAMA's), is gaining traction across the continent as the countdown moves inside three months. Almost 100 submissions from 13 countries, including 27 in the Best Documentary category, has framed a fine competition for top honors.
AFRICA24 MEDIA, partnering with MoSound Events, is ready to disclose its panel of distinguished judges for the May 20-22nd event, to be held right here in Nairobi. They include Africa Media Initiative Chairman Eric Chinje, former Head of News at CBC Canada, John Owen, CNN Journalist of the Year award winner Pete Murimi, Owner of Tele-10 Rwanda Eugene Nyagahene, former President of CNN Headline News Bob Furnad, and AU Ambassador Erieka Bennett. See http://www.moaminama.com for the list of judges.
MoSound and AFRICA24 MEDIA are also proud to announce the venues for the inaugural event. Workshops and symposiums are to be held at Multi-Media University in Karen. AFRICA24 MEDIA has a unique public-private partnership starting up with this institution. For a full list of workshops and symposiums go to http://www.moaminama.com.
The gala dinner to be held on the night of May 21st will be held at the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Langata. The Carnivore is renowned for its variety of meats, raucous atmosphere, internationally known music performances and the weekly comedy staple, the Churchill Show.
Last, but certainly not least, AFRICA24 and MoSound are happy to welcome event sponsors, including USA for AFRICA, the East Africa Brewery Ltd, Uber, the unique personal transportation company, and Ocean Foods, the makers of the SHARK energy drink. We thank these great supporters of media development in Africa for their generous contributions toward making this a world-class event.
The deadline for award submissions has been extended to April 12th. Get online and enter now, or register to attend and for our workshops and symposiums now. Go to http://www.moaminama.com.
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