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African Editors Honour Nelson Mandela With Award
Source: Nelson Mandela Foundation
Source Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Country: South Africa
Created: Oct 21, 2010

The award was accepted by Nelson Mandela Foundation Trustee Professor Njabulo Ndebele on behalf of Mr Mandela. During the acceptance speech, Prof Ndebele highlighted how the forum has created a valuable space for discussion and debate on the role of the media in Africa.

He said, “Madiba is truly honoured to receive this award from a distinguished gathering of journalists described as ‘the biggest gathering of editors on the continent’. He accepts this award with humility.”

He then thanked the forum, saying that the award was a tribute to Mr Mandela’s philosophy that the media are a key pillar in a successful democracy.

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