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DAME Awards 15th Edition


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CHRIS AJAERO [ NEWSWATCH ], WINNER CHILD FRIENDLY REPORTING PRIZE OF THE 15TH DAME, SPONSORED BY UNICEF


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Chris Ajaero’s stories are usually well investigated and lucid in presentation. No wonder he won two prizes at the 14th DAME in Judicial Reporting and Energy Reporting.

This year, he is the Child Friendly Journalist of 2005.

His winning work, “The Shame of a Nation”, chronicles the various problems street kids face as they struggle to survive the pains of rejection and poverty. The story vividly captures the social problems and nuisance posed by the ever growing number of homeless children, who prowl the streets of major cities in Nigeria.

Christopher Ajaero, born on January 27, 1964, attended Comprehensive Secondary School, Emekuku, Owerri and Federal Government College, Port Harcourt for his secondary education respectively. He attended the Universities of Ibadan and Benin, where he obtained his Bachelors in Political Science and Masters in Public Administration respectively.

Ajaero’s career as a journalist began with the Daily Times in 1984. He has worked with the Observer, Tide, and Sunray newspapers. He joined Newswatch in 2001 as an assistant editor and was promoted Associate Editor/ Head, Political Desk in May 2005. He is happily married.

 
 
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