SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNALIST ELECTED PRESIDENT OF UN CORRESPONDENTS ASSOCIATION

The bureau chief of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) at the United Nations, Sherwin Bryce-Pease, has been elected president of the UN Correspondents Association.

This is the first time that an African is leading the association of more than 250 members who cover the activities at the UN headquarters in downtown Manhattan here since the association was established in 1948.

Bryce-pease will interact with the UN Secretary-General and his deputy and be responsible for ensuring that the UN and representatives of its member States are accessible to the media.

Last week, Bryce-Pease and SABC videographer Aaron Berger were named joint silver medal winners in the broadcast category of the UN Correspondent Association 2016 awards.

The award was a notch up from the bronze they received in 2014 for the Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize for television and radio.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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