Ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, was last Saturday, December 4, 2021, the proud recipient of the 2021 NABJ Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist of the Year Award held in the United States of America.
Anas, known for his dangerous and daring investigative works, is being recognised for his outstanding and ground-breaking achievements in journalism over the years, according to the letter. The NABJ virtual event is to honor legendary Black journalists who have made an outstanding contribution to the industry every year.
The NABJ Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist of the Year Award was one of the categories of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) event done annually to honour the extraordinary work done by foreign journalists while overcoming tremendous obstacles that contributes to the enrichment, understanding or advancement of people or issues in the African diaspora that exemplifies the spirit of the late Percy Peter Tshidiso Qoboza.
Percy Peter Tshidiso Qoboza, who the award is named after is an influential black South African journalist, author and outspoken critic of the government in South Africa during the early periods of world recognition of the problems evident in the racially divided land. He was the editor of The World Newspaper in Soweto and his fluently persuasive editorials did much to challenge the white South Africans who were protected from the horrors of apartheid.
The event was graced by the President of National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Dorothy Tucker of WBBM-TV, Chicago,Ill.; The Vice President-Broadcast, Ken Lemon of Cox Media Group-WSOC-TV, Charlotte, N.C.; The Vice President-Digital, Amir Vera, CNN, Atlanta, Ga.; Vice President-Print, Kathy Chaney, YR Media, Chicago,Ill.; Secretary, Madison Carter, WXIA-TV, Atlanta, Ga.; Treasurer, Walter Smith-Randolph, Connecticut Public, Broadcasting (CPTV & WNPR), Hartford, Conn.; Parliamentarian, Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig, Shades Magazine – Celebrating All Women Of Color, Oakland, Calif. etc.