Our Zimbabwe Reporter Honored

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The Black Star News’ Southern Africa correspondent Sifelani Tsiko was crowned the Rainbow Tourism Group/Environment Africa Environmental Reporter of the year for 2006 at a glittering ceremony held at a hotel in the capital, Harare last Friday.

Tsiko walked away with a floating trophy, cash, an all-inclusive holiday package for two at any Rainbow Group hotels for two nights in the Victoria Falls plus two return air tickets to the resort town.

He also got a Siemens cell phone plus a Net One cellular line, a miniature trophy and a certificate. Judges commended Tsiko for demonstrating a great deal of depth in the analysis of the articles he covered.

The judges noted that Tsiko's winning article "Bio-diversity piracy" was reported with outstanding qualities. "The article introduced, explained and set debate on a subject that is fairly new to Zimbabwe, Bio-diversity piracy. The deeply researched article was complete and did not leave the reader with questions. Interesting facts and examples made the article a read and reread piece," the judges said in a citation for the winner.

Last year in July, Tsiko scooped the RTG/Environment Africa Environmental of the Year's second quarter award, which is presented to journalists who would have excelled in reporting on the environment every four months.

Tsiko is a recipient of several other awards adding to his list of personal achievements and contribution to his journalism career.

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