THREE Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) staffers have been shortlisted for the ZimRights Human Rights Awards in the Journalist of the Year category.
They are Cynthia Matonhodze (AMH Multimedia Producer), Elias Mambo (Reporter, Zimbabwe Independent) and Richard Muponde (Reporter, Southern Eye).
AMH are the publishers of NewsDay, The Standard, Zimbabwe Independent and Southern Eye.
The other nominees in the media category are Stanford Chiwanga (Sunday News), Clemence Manyukwe (Financial Gazette) and Pindai Dube (Daily News).
ZimRights is honouring outstanding human rights defenders who have exposed rights violations and campaigned for redress for victims at a dinner set for Bulawayo on December 12.
Matonhodze, the only female on the list, has been working on a series of multimedia stories that focused on victims of power utility Zesa’s alleged negligence.
The victims in her stories either lost relatives or were left disabled by electrocution.
One of the stories involved a Banket woman, Nyasha Koroka who recently received pro bono representation from a Harare lawyer Tapiwanashe Kujinga, in her fight for justice after she lost her arm following electrocution by Zesa cables.
AMH Online Editor John Mokwetsi said: “Success has been following the AMH Online department. We have already won two awards this year and we are happy that Cynthia has been recognised for her sterling job in covering stories that have impacted on human rights and development. The use of digital storytelling is a proven impact tool in online journalism.”