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Reuters Africa wins Diageo Africa Business Reporting award

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The team here at Global Voices were overjoyed this morning to receive the news that the groundbreaking Reuters Africa [1] web site won the best site award at the Diageo Africa Business Reporting awards [2] (read the Reuters report here [3]). The award was announced at a ceremony in London yesterday evening.

This award has special meaning for us not only because Reuters [4] is one of the principal sponsors of our project [5], but also because Global Voices content is featured quite prominently on Reuters Africa [6]‘s country pages (see the “BLOGS” section at the top right-hand side of any page). We were very excited when Reuters approached us earlier this year with the idea of incorporating our RSS feeds [7] into their new project. As Rachel Rawlins wrote in an article [8] announcing the Africa site launch back in February 2007,  “it. . . . demonstrates the increasing value placed by news organisations on the ability of authentic voices to provide perspective, background and context to the events they cover.”

Congratulations, Reuters — we're absolutely thrilled that you've won this award, and extremely proud to be a part of the Africa Reuters [6] project.