Thursday, August 03, 2017

Featured Member for the Month of August: Narkwor Kwabla

On air, she uses the name Narkwor Kwabla but her full name is Veronica Narkwor Kwabla, an award winning journalist currently with AfricaNews, the 24-hour African news channel of EuroNews Group broadcasting in English and French. She is a Sub Editor of the English team comprising anchors, broadcast journalists and online journalists.

Narkwor won the Health And Medical category of the CNN African journalist of the Year 2016 for coverage of stories on Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

She was a finalist in the 2015 Mohammed Amin Africa Media Awards, Best TV News Category for her story titled 'BUSH ALLOWANCE' and a recipient of the 2014 Best TV feature story award at the Ghana Journalist Awards ceremony my documentary titled: ‘BORN DIFFERENT’.

In 2013, Narkwor won the World Press Institute Fellowship to the United States. Whilst in the US she presented a paper on: Journalism in Ghana, Democracy and GMO introduction in Ghana at the Communications Department at Carroll College in Helena, Montana.

She had earlier worked with TV3 in Ghana, as a News Anchor and Reporter and Producer.  Prior to that, Narkwor was a Senior Reporter with TV Africa also in Accra and reported from the Presidency from July 2009 to July 2010.

She has covered news stories and events of national and international interest including the outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government summit on Ebola, held in Accra on November 6, 2014, the presidential reception for US President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s visit to Ghana in 2009, the 12th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD XII) in Accra, Ghana in 2008 and the Grand debate on 'Union Government Summit' of the African Union in Accra, Ghana in July, 2017 among others.

Narkwor is an alumnus of the Reuters Foundation and a fellow of Radio Netherlands Training Centre, RNTC, in the Netherlands. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

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