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Ghanaian journalist among 20 selected for Metcalf Institute science reporting fellowship

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GHOne TV’s news anchor, Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman has been selected for a science fellowship in the US focused on climate change impacts, solutions and equitable approaches to reporting.

Ridwan is among 20 fellows from across the world chosen for the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute’s 23rd annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. The fellows come from small and large news organizations and media platforms in the U.S., Canada, Egypt, Ghana and Thailand.

“The workshop will provide journalists with the skills and insight to identify and produce accurate and contextualized climate change stories of local and global significance on a range of issues impacting their news audience, from excessive heat, extreme weather and flooding to human health, agriculture, infrastructure and energy,” according to a Metcalf press statement.

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a recipient of the 2018 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, a global prestigious award run by the European Commission and 2020 best African TV Journalist in Environmental and Change Reporting from the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, PACJA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

2021 Metcalf Institute Fellows include:

Jariel Arvin, reporter for Vox.com in Washington, D.C.
Natasha Blakely, news director at Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Now in Wixom, Michigan
Katie Brown, reporter for The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting in Hallowell, Maine
Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman, senior reporter and news anchor at GHOne TV in Accra, Ghana
Hadeer Elhadary, freelance journalist in Giza, Egypt
Emily Foxhall, environment reporter at the Houston Chronicle in Houston, Texas
Verena Holzl, freelance journalist in Bangkok, Thailand
Linda Jue, editor-at-large for the investigative site 100Reporters and contributing editor for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ news site, palabra
Colin Kinniburgh, freelance journalist in Brooklyn, New York
Andrea Lopez-Villafaña, community reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune in San Diego, California
Miguel Otárola, climate and environment reporter for Colorado Public Radio in Centennial, Colorado
Juliana Feliciano Reyes, investigative reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sophia Schmidt, reporter for Delaware Public Media in Dover, Delaware
Susan Shain, freelance journalist in Madison, Wisconsin
Inayat Singh, investigative reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Matthew Smith, reporter and anchor for KIRO 7 in Seattle, Washington
Ryan Spencer, reporter for the Enterprise News/The Mashpee Enterprise on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Claire Stremple, health and environment reporter for Alaska’s Energy Desk in Juneau, Alaska
Michael Sol Warren, environment and outdoors reporter for NJ Advance Media in Iselin, New Jersey

Official release: https://metcalfinstitute.org/fellows-awj2021/

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Shatta Wale, three others denied bail, remanded into Police custody for a week

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Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale and three other accomplices have been denied bail and remanded into police custody for a week.

They were remanded by an Accra Circuit Court on Thursday, October 21, 2021, during their first appearance in court.

Shatta Wale pleaded not guilty to the charge of publication of false news and causing fear and panic.

His Personal Assistant Kojo Owusu Koranteng, a.k.a Nana Dope, Idris Yusif and Eric Venator who were accomplices to the crime have also been charged and expected to spend the next one week in police custody.

They also pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The four persons are expected to reappear in court on October 26, 2021.

Shatta Wale was arrested on Tuesday to assist the Police in investigations for his alleged involvement in the creation and circulation of information intended to cause fear and panic after a gunshot prank.

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Lil Win supports Funny Face with Gh1000 for his upkeep during psychiatric re-examination

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Ghanaian actor Kwadwo Nkansah known popularly as Lil Win has supported Funny Face with an amount of money to help with his legal and medical needs. (more…)

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Fancy Gadam, Sefa and Incredible Zigi Showcase Creativity at Guinness Bright House Experience in Tamale

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It was a night of energy and great talent display as Guinness unveiled its Bright House Experience in Tamale whereFancy Gadam, Sefa and Incredible Zigi showcased their boldness and creativity through their talent.

The Guinness Bright House Experience is a model bar which serves as a cultural space and a hub for people to connect and energize each other with creativity, inspiration and, of course, a cold bottle of Guinness. The Guinness Bright House Experience was first unveiled in Accra at the Accra Polo Court and made a stop in Kumasi’s Golden Bean Hotel and now Tamale.

The Bright House Experience was held at the Tamale Stadium and it started off with performances from local creatives and musical talents including up and coming rappers Med Gee and T.I.P

Sefa’s ‘Echoke’ kept the crowd excited as she performed hit song after hit song. Her performance was quickly followed by Incredible Zigi and the Afrozig dance crew in Tamale. They dazzle guests with their energetic dance performances and antics to the admiration of many.

The crowd went gaga as soon as the ‘Total Cheat’ hit maker Fancy Gadam mounted the stage. He performed both his old and new hit songs which got guests gyrating and singing along as he performed.

The next stop for the Guinness Bright House Experience is Takoradi on 23rd October, 2021 where consumers will get to feel and enjoy the Black Shines Brightest campaign.

Guinness ‘Black Shines Brightest’ is a new Pan African campaign celebrating the iconic black liquid enjoyed all over the continent for over a century. This exciting new campaign is inspired by the bold and unique black beer of Guinness stout and brings together passionate and creative individuals to celebrate the spirit of Guinness and its home across African markets.

 

 

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Joe Mettle and wife welcome their first child

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Ghanaian gospel musician, Joseph Oscar Mettle and his wife Salome Sellasie Dzasi have welcomed their first child after a year of marriage. (more…)

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Amaarae scores MTV EMA nomination for Best African Act

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Ghanaian singer Amaarae has scored a nomination at the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA). (more…)

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Funny Face referred to Psychiatric hospital for re-examination

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Popular Comedian and actor Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng known as Funny Face has been referred to the Psychiatric Hospital for re-examination by the Kaneshie District Court. (more…)

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