NewsWireNGR freelance Journalist, Mr. David Hundeyin was Thursday announced winner of the People Journalism Prize for Africa along with his Zimbabwean counterpart.
David Hundeyin was selected for his investigative piece that exposed the draconian regulations and pointed out potential human rights violations in the proposed Infectious Diseases Bill that was in consideration by Nigeria’s house of representatives during the COVID-19 lock down.
The invoice in search of to replace the Quarantine Act with a Control of Infectious Disease Act that quick handed first and 2d readings on the House of Representatives in April, is causing outrage in Nigeria was right now put on preserve after NewsWireNGR Investigations.
The bill, ‘Control of Infectious Disease, 2020’, subsidized by means of the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, seeks a penalty of among N200,000 and N5m as well as jail terms for violators, instead of the N500 exceptional from the previous Quarantine Act.
David Hundeyin currently on exile out of Nigeria was co-nominated with Zimbabwean Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono. The distinguished journalist Hopewell Chin‘ono,over the last years has additionally faced multiple arrests and detention by using the Zimbabwean Government.
Chin’ono, who has a large social media following, has been vital of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rule, accusing his authorities of corruption and mismanagement. His comments had been surprisingly outspoken for a journalist in Zimbabwe, in which critics are often treated harshly.
The People Journalism Prize for Africa (PJPA) is a public carrier journalism award that acknowledges wonderful newshounds and citizen journalists in Africa, whose paintings have ended in superb trade and effect in the society.
PJPA changed into created in 2020 with an inaugural endowment of US $3000 from the founders, Gatefield, a sub-saharan Africa based totally public strategy and media group.
In 2019, Investigative reporters, Kiki Mordi and Fisayo Soyombo, have been the inaugural winners of the People Journalism Prize for Africa 2019 (PJPA).
Soyombo changed into selected for his undercover investigative pieces that exposed the rot and corruption inside the police force and the Nigerian jail gadget. Fisayo became in jail/prison for approximately weeks to deliver those memories to the public.
For her eye-opening tale at the unlucky entrenchment of sexual harassment on university campuses in West Africa, Kiki Mordi became additionally selected for the award.