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MISA mourns veteran journalist Edem Djokotoe

18 Aug, 2022
MISA Zambia will remember Mr. Djokotoe for his profound contribution to MISA Zambia and the development of the media industry at large

PRESS STATEMENT

For Immediate Release

LUSAKA, Thursday, August 18, 2022 – MISA Zambia mourns veteran journalist and media trainer Edem Djokotoe.

Mr. Djokotoe, a Ghanaian-born Journalist and Zambian resident lost his battle to colon cancer in the late hours of Wednesday 17th August 2022 at Fairview hospital in Lusaka.

MISA Zambia is saddened by his demise. MISA will remember Mr. Djokotoe for his profound contribution to MISA Zambia and the development of the media industry at large.

We will remember him for his passion for quality journalism and leaving a footprint in the profession that is unmatched spanning from his flagship column, ‘Mind Over Matter’ and ‘Soul to Soul’ in The Post Newspaper and authoring various media literature including a handbook titled ‘An issue-based journalism’.

As a Journalist, Mr. Djokotoe worked as Information Officer at the UN Information Centre, correspondent at Gemini News Service and as a newspaper and magazine feature writer.

He was also the founder member of the Southern African Media Trainers Network and undertook in-service media training in the SADC region for the Nordic-SADC Journalism Trust.

MISA Zambia sends its condolences to the bereaved family, friends and the media industry at large.

May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

Issued by
MISA Zambia

Rev. Fr. Barnabas Simatende, OMI (PhD)
Chairperson

About MISA

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) was founded in 1992. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.

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