Â Diageo, organisers of the Africa Business Reporting Awards (DABRA) has announced the winners of the 2010 Awards.
The Award now in its seventh year according to the organisers, is to celebrate Journalists and news organisations which have gone the extra mile to promote the African continent.Â
This yearâ€™s award, a statement said, recordedÂ 770 entries, demonstrating an increased reporting and competition in the Awards.Â
Winners from the eleven categories came from nine different countries, including winner of Media of the Year, which went to Business Day in Nigeria. Peter Guest, editor of This is Africa, was named as Journalist of the Year and the Best Newcomer title was awarded to South African Gemma Ware, writing for The Africa Report.
Speaking, Paul Walsh, Chief Executive Officer of Diageo and Chair, panel of judges said,
â€œvery few consumer companies have the footprint, the leadership, the brands and the talent that Diageo has in Africa. We recognise that for Africa to develop, and for companies like Diageo to grow, we must do business sustainably. For us, that means being a responsible business that aids broader socio-economic development.