Edutorial Reporter Shortlisted For Health Journalism Fellowship


By Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim

An Edutorial reporter, Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim, has been shortlisted for the maiden Nigeria Health Watch Solutions Journalism Fellowship, 2021.

Ibrahim, a multiple award-winning investigative journalist, creative writer, and fellow AIJC20 was shortlisted out of over 200 applications received from across the African continent.

According to Chibuike Alagboso of the Nigeria Health Watch, Ibrahim made the list of the selected journalists for the fellowship after a thorough review of all the applications received by the organizers.

In an email to the reporter, Alagboso said, “We’re thrilled to inform you that your application has made it through to the next round. It was a pleasure to review your applications and to read about your motivations and passion for telling stories that show how people are responding to various social problems.”

This is not the first time Ibrahim is making the shortlist of a Journalism Fellowship. Recall that in 2021 he was shortlisted for the global Climate Tracker’s COP26 Fellowship.

Not only that, he has won two fellowships, the African Investigative Journalism Conference 2020 fellowship and West Africa Journalism for Change Network 2021 for being a runner-up of  West African Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA) 2021.

Ibrahim, while reacting to the news prayed that may the Almighty Allah help him win this fellowship.

“Alhamdu lilLah after full five months of waiting, I am happy to be shortlisted for the first cohort of “Nigeria Health Watch Solutions Journalism Fellowship 2021″ out of over 200 applications,” he said.

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