Africa’s leading digital media producers honoured in South Africa

The winners of the Best News Website or Mobile Service at WAN-IFRA’s Africa Digital Media Awards travelled all the way from Morocco to South Africa in order to collect their prize., managed by the Moroccan News Agency, publishes in French, Arabic and English and pushes news and other information to smart devices across the world.

Winners of the African Digital Media Awards will automatically be entered into the World Digital Media Awards, to be announced at the World News Media Congress in June 2019.

Speaking after the event, WAN-IFRA Director Europe and Africa, Nick Tjaardstra, was upbeat.

"We've been very excited to see how the African Digital Media Awards have developed over the last three years. We had a really good mix of grassroots startups as well as big players in the various categories and we are confident that the continent will once again do well when competing in the global awards,” he said.

The judges were industry leaders including code experts, businessmen and women, media trainers, advocacy leaders, broadcasters and journalism lecturers.

The Awards were presented at the end of the WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Africa 2018 (#DMAfrica2018) conference held in Sandton on 23 November 2018.

This year’s winners for the 2018 African Digital Media Awards are:

Best News Website or Mobile Service -, Moroccan News Agency - Morocco

  • Runners-up: Daily Kick - Soccer. News. Live Scoring, - South Africa | The Daily Maverick, Daily Maverick - South Africa

Best in Lifestyle, Sports, Entertainment Website or Mobile Service -NairobiNews Website, Nation Media Group - Kenya

  • Runner-up: Daily Nation Sports Section, Nation Media Group – Kenya

Best Use of Online Video (including VR) - Ethiopian priest's journey, BBC - Ethiopia

  • Runners-up: Mapping the Murder of Hannah Cornelius, Tiso Blackstar Group (Pty) Ltd - South Africa | Hashtag Our Stories, Hashtag Our SA - South Africa

Best Data Visualisation - Rahat Mustafa, Osun Elections in Nigeria, BBC, Nigeria

  • Runner-up: Abiodun Alade, Kids in toxic stress, Media Trust (Daily Trust) - Nigeria

Best Reader Revenue Initiative - Netwerk24's Lifestyle migration, - South Africa

  • Runner-up: Maverick Insider, The Daily Maverick - South Africa

Best Branded Content Project - News24 Mzansi, through her eyes, and Michael de Beer, South Africa, Just Delicious, Media24 - South Africa

  • Runner-up: BRICS Media Forum South Africa, Independent Media - South Africa

Best Digital News Start-up supported by Reuters for digital innovation in Africa - Daily Kick - Soccer. News. Live Scoring, - South Africa

  • Runner-up: Business Insider South Africa, - South Africa

Best in Social Media Engagement - Tracey Gander, Women's Month #WeRemember, Independent Media - South Africa

  • Runner-up: LIT360, Nation Media Group - Kenya

Best Digital Marketing Campaign - Airtel Case Study, Nation Media Group - Kenya

  • Runner-up: Lisa Coates, Connecting South Africans, Independent Media

Best Innovation to Engage Youth Audiences - Children's Radio Foundation, WhatsApp Integration Project – South Africa

  • Runner-up: Hekayat Gameela (Gameela stories), medinaportal – Egypt

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