FAIR member Selay Kouassi (Ivory Coast) and FAIR network member Tecee Boley (Liberia) have, with two others, been selected for a Pulitzer grant. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting announced on 7 July 2011, that it has chosen four journalists to participate in the West Africa water and sanitation reporting initiative.
The field was competitive; over 70 journalists applied for the grants from across West Africa.
The selected journalists are: Samuel Agyemang (Ghana), Ameto Akpe (Nigeria), TeCee Boley (Liberia) and Selay Kouassi (Ivory Coast).
The journalists will join five-time Pulitzer Center-grantee and Emmy Award-winner Stephen Sapienza and Pulitzer Center special projects coordinator Peter Sawyer for travel in the region in October.
The initiative will improve the quality of reporting on water and sanitation by drawing on the knowledge, skills and experience of the West African journalists.
Read more from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: http://pulitzercenter.org/reporting