Eloge Willy Kaneza is an intrepid radio reporter from Burundi who, despite the increased violence, continues to report on his country for Burundians and the outside world.
“Not only does Eloge Kaneza embody the journalistic values the Peter Mackler Award seeks to honor, he and his colleagues have also found creative ways to push back on repression using online technologies,” said PMA Project Director Camille Mackler.
Eloge Kaneza, who stayed home in Bujumbura after the failed 2015 coup, became the only public face and the essential local link for the online news network SOS Media Burundi. The network publishes local, verified information via Face Book and Twitter as well as on the music sharing site SoundCloud.
The Award ceremony will be held at the National Press Club in Washington DC on October 13th, and will be followed by a panel discussion. Register now and show your support for Eloge.