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John Allan Namu wins prestigious global award, courtesy of explosive documentary that KTN refused to air

Congratulations to one of Kenya's finest investigative journalists

John Allan Namu wins prestigious Global Investigative Journalists Network’s Global Shining Light Award, courtesy of The Profiteers documentary that KTN

John Allan Namu wins prestigious global award, courtesy of explosive documentary that KTN refused to air

Renowned investigative journalist John Allan Namu is this year’s recipient of Global Investigative Journalists Network’s Global Shining Light Award.

Namu and the Africa Uncensored team won the award, courtesy of the investigative series “The Profiteers” which made headlines in October 2018.

The unique award, presented after every two years, honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions.

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The investigative documentary series highlighted how the South Sudan’s elite plunder the country’s resources and fuel the blood-shed in the young nation while living in comfort in neighboring states.

He approached KTN to air the piece but this never came to see light of the day as the station’s executives demanded that the documentary should be edited to cut out some sections as they sought for comment from an adversely mentioned person in the story.

“They were largely happy with the story, but wanted to remove certain parts of it as they sought comment from an adversely mentioned person. We disagreed, given that we had already sought fair comment from this person.” Namu wrote on Twitter.

According to the Global Investigative Journalists Network’s website, the award comes with “an honorary plaque, US$2,000, and a trip to the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg to accept the award in front of hundreds of their colleagues from around the world”.

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The award is the latest for the Africa Uncensored team that has become a household name in investigative journalism.

On June 27th 2019, Africa Uncensored was declared the winner of the 2019 TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting.

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