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Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by micronut(m): 11:30pm On Dec 03, 2020
Fisayo Soyombo, an investigative journalist and former editor of TheCable, has been named winner of the “local reporter” category of the 2020 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism.


Soyombo won the award for his undercover investigation on Nigeria’s criminal justice system funded by TheCable and the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR).

Now a freelance journalist, Soyombo spent two weeks in detention — five days in a police cell and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison — to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice system, beginning from the moment of arrest by the police to the point of release from prison.

To experience the workings of the system in its raw state, he adopted the pseudonym Ojo Olajumoke and feigned an offence for which he was arrested and detained in police custody, arraigned in court and eventually remanded in prison.



The judges — comprising Tina Rosenberg, a Pulitzer prize-winning author and journalist; Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international anchor; Jeremy Bown, BBC’s Middle East editor; Lindsey Hilsum, international editor of Channel 4 News; Peter Maass, senior editor at The Intercept; and The New Yorker’s Jon Lee Anderson — commended Soyombo’s “vivid and compelling three-part series” which exposed “the everyday corruption and abuses of Nigeria’s criminal justice system”.

This was the third time in six years, the others being 2014 and 2016, that Soyombo had been shortlisted for the Kurt Schork awards, which recognise excellence in courageous reporting of conflict, corruption, human rights transgressions and other related issues.

Shah Meer Baloch, Pakistani journalist, and Kamiran Sadoun, Syrian journalist, were also named winners of two other categories — “freelance” and the recently-introduced “news fixer” award — respectively.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Fhe9lMm6A

The three winners will each receive a cash prize of US$5,000.

Nigeria’s Philip Obaji was among the eight finalists for the “freelance” category won by Baloch, while TheNation newspaper’s Olatunji Ololade was a finalist in the “local reporter” category won by Soyombo.

The latest international recognition for Soyombo is a continuation of a stellar year for the investigative journalist, who, this year alone, has either won or been shortlisted for the Fetisov Journalism Awards (“outstanding investigation” category), the West Africa Media Excellence Award (“investigative reporting” category), the WJP Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism, the One World Media Awards (“international journalist of the year” category) and the People Journalism Prize for Africa (PJPA).

Soyombo, a three-time winner of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting, has won numerous other awards at home and abroad.

https://www.thecable.ng/fisayo-soyombo-wins-kurt-schork-award-in-international-journalism#.X8jyueANSYk.facebook

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by micronut(m): 11:37pm On Dec 03, 2020
Fisayo Soyombo Dedicates Award to his Mother for Encouraging him to pursue his Interest in Journalism.

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by VirginSearcher(m): 6:01am On Dec 04, 2020
Everything bright about Nigeria is mostly associated with the South lol

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by State001: 6:01am On Dec 04, 2020
Congratulations

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by morikee(m): 6:02am On Dec 04, 2020
Congratulations are in order.

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by hisexcellency34: 6:03am On Dec 04, 2020
Great

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by Abbeyme: 6:03am On Dec 04, 2020
Well done

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by oluremmy234(m): 6:03am On Dec 04, 2020
Congratulations

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by nubiangod9(m): 6:05am On Dec 04, 2020
Kudos

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by mankan2k7(m): 6:07am On Dec 04, 2020
Every systems is corrupt in Nigeria.

Congrats to the young man
Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by Gabson006: 6:07am On Dec 04, 2020
Congrats �

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by bewla(m): 6:08am On Dec 04, 2020
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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by mankan2k7(m): 6:08am On Dec 04, 2020
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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by Chirowman(m): 6:09am On Dec 04, 2020
Congrats

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by ofemigeorge(m): 6:09am On Dec 04, 2020
My class mate back then University of ibadan. Truth be told when he told me in 400level agric, he had interest in journalism, I thought he was crazy. He just cruised his way up, with little interest in the course. Life from birth to death is all about the choices, never looking at other people opinion about you, but focus on that choice. Congrat bro

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by cheango: 6:12am On Dec 04, 2020
Only Igbo and Yoruba is making Nigeria proud, and the north is taking Nigeria backward

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by ThierryJay: 6:18am On Dec 04, 2020
This guy is very courageous and deserves the awards. To think that despite his work, he was also the main guy who coordinated Sola Fagorusi's eventual release from kidnappers after spending one month in captivity.

Congrats bro.

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by Fheelzz(m): 6:22am On Dec 04, 2020
Ok next
Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by doggedfighter(f): 6:29am On Dec 04, 2020
He made Nigeria proud.

Well done, Soyombo

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by 4four(m): 6:31am On Dec 04, 2020
mankan2k7:
Every systems is corrupt in Nigeria.

Congrats to the young man
the worst part of it is that no system or institutions in Nigeria will never admit they are corrupt even in the face of evidence

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by Jimmy231: 6:31am On Dec 04, 2020
ofemigeorge:
My class mate back then University of ibadan. Truth be told when he told me in 400level agric, he had interest in journalism, I thought he was crazy. He just cruised his way up, with little interest in the course. Life from birth to death is all about the choices, never looking at other people opinion about you, but focus on that choice. Congrat bro
Wish set I did Agric Economics and extension in UI too
Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by SolarKing1: 6:35am On Dec 04, 2020
Congratulations!

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by RichDad1(m): 6:40am On Dec 04, 2020
One of the best investigated journalist in Nigerian history.
Congrats Fisayo

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by Herbephe1(m): 6:47am On Dec 04, 2020
Congrats!
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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by odun51587: 6:57am On Dec 04, 2020
One of the best investigated journalist in Nigerian history. Congrats Fisayo

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by donprinyo(m): 6:58am On Dec 04, 2020
cheango:
Only Igbo and Yoruba is making Nigeria proud, and the north is taking Nigeria backward
What do expect from religious and tribal bigotry and fanaticism. Just try and see how they are introducing Islam to their children as if it is a cult.

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by Foolishbuhari: 7:14am On Dec 04, 2020
What pains me most is after that report with names, dates, locations and actors, NO ONE GOT FIRED! NO ONE RESIGNED HIS POSITION AND THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGE IN THE STATUS QUO!

Buhari must leave that bastard rewards incompetence and corruption

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Re: Fisayo Soyombo Wins Kurt's Award For Judicial Crime Report, Journalism by Obamaofusa: 7:16am On Dec 04, 2020
Great

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