Kiki Modi, the BBC journalist behind the Sex for Grades documentary that uncovered sexual abuse in West African universities which has to the suspension of two University of Ghana lecturers has been award the inaugural People Journalism Prize for Africa 2019.
According to organisers of the Prize, Gatefield, a sub-Saharan Africa public
strategy firm, Kiki Modi was award for her ” investigation into the horrid
web of sexual harassment on university campuses in West Africa. This resulted
in widespread disciplinary actions and policy reforms across the institutions
that were exposed by her thorough reporting of the events.”
Kiki Modi received the award as a co-recipient with another
PJPA is a newly instituted public service journalism
initiative with a mission to recognise and reward journalists and citizen
reporters within Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa, whose work have resulted in
meaningful positive impact on the society. The winners will publicly receive
their prize in Abuja during a World Day of Social Justice event themed:
Freedom’s Worth Defending (FWD:), hosted by Gatefield on February 20, 2020.
“Kiki Mordi is an investigative reporter and a multiple
award winning broadcaster with over six years of experience in broadcast media.
Kiki has worked in various capacities as presenter, writer,
voice over artiste, filmmaker, reporter and an advocate for gender equality.
She is the founder of the #DocumentWomen movement that aims at tackling the
erasure of women and women’s stories and produced a documentary entitled “Life at
the Bay” that documented the lives of women living in the remote island, Tarkwa
Bay. The film has since been selected for the Real Time International Film
Festival, Lift Off Global Network and Africa International Film Festival. And
In her most recent explosive work with BBC Africa eye, she uncovers sexual harassment in West African Schools in the investigative film titled “Sex For Grades”.
Her Network named her Woman of the Year 2019 while she also
bagged a double nomination for Future Awards prize for journalism and Young
Person of the Year,” Gatefield wrote.