The entries for the 2017 Journalism Awards will be judged by an international panel of esteemed journalists and industry professionals.
Meet the judges here:
Afif Ben Yedder, Founder, IC Publications
Mr Afif Yedder was previously Executive Director at Jeune Afrique. In 1974, he founded IC Publications, one of the world’s leading sources of analysis and debate on African political and economic issues, reaching over 2.6 million loyal readers in more than 100 countries.
Julia Graham, Technical Director, Airmic
Ms Graham has been a risk and insurance professional for over 40 years, most recently as Director of Risk Management and Insurance for DLA Piper, a global law firm.
Nadia Mensah-Acogny, Journalist, Forbes Afrique
Ms Mensah-Acogny is a journalist and columnist at Forbes Afrique, where she is the author of the annual "100 Most Influential Women in Africa" report. She has over 30 years of experience as a communications expert and is the co-founder of Acosphere, a business consultancy. Ms Mensah-Acogny is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Africa Centre in London.
Inga Thordar, Editor & Programming Director, CNN
Based at CNN's Europe/Africa and Middle East hub in London, Inga Thordar oversees CNN’s digital news output. She also manages and communicates the content flow of other digital units, including CNN’s mobile app. Prior to joining CNN, she spent 15 years at the BBC.
William Wallis, African Affairs specialist, Financial Times
Mr Wallis joined the FT in 1998 as West African correspondent based in Lagos, Nigeria. Prior to this, he had worked for the BBC and Reuters as an Africa-base correspondent. In his 23 years as a journalist, he has travelled and worked in more than 40 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Michael Wilson, Business & Finance Journalist (freelancer)
Mr Wilson joined Sky TV at its inception in 1989 and for over 20 years he anchored nearly all of Sky’s coverage of major business events. Since leaving Sky, he has broadcast for the BBC, ITV, Fox News, Al-Jazeera and Arise Networks, a global television service aimed at Africa.