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ARDN PRESIDENT RECEIVES 2022 NABJ FOUNDERS AWARD

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, 5 August 2022. Dr. Djibril Diallo, President and CEO of the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN) received, today, the 2022 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Founders Award, on the occasion of  the 47th NABJ Convention.

The NABJ Founders Award recognizes, each year, an individual who has been a great supporter of the organization.

Dr. Diallo has been an active member of NABJ since 1984 and has contributed to the training of the membership in global affairs and the strengthening of ties not only with the media in Africa and the Diaspora but also with the United Nations.

“I am greatly honored to receive this award from NABJ,” said Dr. Diallo. “ARDN and NABJ have been partners for over two decades, and look forward to working closely with NABJ, within the framework of ARDN’s Red Card Campaign and Sustainable Development Goal 5, to inspire, empower and bring visibility to, women and girls everywhere, to denounce all forms of gender based discrimination and violence, and to help create a world where no one is left behind.”

This year’s NABJ Convention is being held jointly with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). Up to 6,000 top journalists, media executives, journalism educators, public relations professionals and students are gathering in Las Vegas under the theme of “Changing the Game.”


Media Contacts: 
Arlene Katzive, ARDN Director of External Relations, arlene.katzive@ardn.ngo;
Ibrahima Faye, Special Assistant to the ARDN CEO & Manager of the ARDN Office in Dakar, ibrahima.faye@ardn.ngo


ABOUT ARDN
ARDN is an internationally operating NGO headquartered in New York, with the status of a United States 501(c)(3) public charity. ARDN’s mission is to accelerate the attainment of the African renaissance by advocating for and supporting United Nations programs and priorities. To this end, ARDN mobilizes the passion of government, educators, artists, intellectuals, the private sector, civil society and youth, using the power of art, sport and culture as vectors for creating a better world. ARDN serves as the Secretariat for the Global Alliance of Mayors and Leaders from Africa and of African Descent.

ABOUT THE RED CARD CAMPAIGN
Women’s rights are human rights. In the game of football (soccer), a red card symbolizes a significant infraction of the rules. The ARDN Red Card Campaign seeks to mobilize individuals from all sectors of society to commit to giving a red card to all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls.

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