Winners Emerge in CAPPA TransFats Journalism Fellowship

Seven journalists from various media organizations across Nigeria have won the journalism fellowship on the #TransFatFreeNigeria campaign, organized by the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA).

The journalists are Andrew Mshelia (Nagarta Radio), Abenmire Adi (HitFM/Cross River Watch), Agbonkhese Oboh (Vanguard), Chukuwumah Muanya (The Guardian), Temitayo Ayetoto (Business Day), Frank Ajufo (Vision FM) and Amos Abba (ICIR).

The fellowship supported by Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) is part of CAPPA’s efforts to build the capacity of the Nigerian media to report on fellowship is focused on ways to eliminate trans fat from Nigeria¹s food supply from an informed perspective in line with the World Health Organization’s recommended standards for countries to follow.

The fellowship was announced on October 13 and opened to journalists whose investigation will explore ways to eliminate trans-fat from Nigeria¹s food supply chain in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended standards for countries to follow regarding trans fats.

The fellowship intends to build and improve the public awareness on trans fats and world best practices regarding its use as well as other issues relating to it.

A team of senior and experienced journalists critiqued the entries to pick out the seven best.

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