Malawi multi-award winning freelance journalist, Frazer Potani has been nominated as one of the finalists in the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards 2012. The awards ceremony will be held in London, UK on June 28 2012
Potani has been nominated in the Best Business News Story category for his feature ‘When donors are stoned, the poor pay price’ which was first published in Africa News. Other nominees in this category are Alexander Dziadosz whose article on South Sudan featured in the Reuters and Adedayo Oketola of Saturday Punch of Nigeria.
“I will be flying to London June month end. I got the communication of my nomination on May 9 through one of the senior consultants of Diageo Business Group,” said Potani in an interview. “Am greatly humbled and honoured to be carrying Malawi flag at this important function,” he said.
The Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards, which were launched in 2004, recognise the fact that excellent business journalism plays an important role in promoting Africa as a destination for investment and supporting enterprise development.
Potani recently submitted 16 stories in this year’s NAMISA Malawi Chapter Awards but failed to scoop any. Ironically, the article which has earned him the Diageo nomination was part of the 16 stories he submitted for the NAMISA Malawi awards.