NTV’s Zeynab Wandati has received the prestigious 2017 A.H. Boerma Award by the Food & Agriculture Organization. The coveted prize is awarded to journalists who successfully steer public attention towards key issues. Zeynab has jointly won the award with Keni Lesa of the Samoa Observer. The citation reads that Zeynab “has been awarded for her innovative weekly TV feature, Food Friday, which has directed public attention towards food security issues in Kenya and throughout the region. Her reporting spans a wide range of topics from good agricultural practices to climate challenges, reflecting a strong capacity to interact with a variety of actors including farmers, teachers and scientists. Her impartial coverage presents solutions to complex issues and has raised awareness of hunger and malnutrition among a broader general public, providing greater visibility of FAO’s work.
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