The 2019 Best Member Award of the African Observatory of Professional Publishers (OAPE) was awarded to the young Haitian journalist Michelle Archille for the actions carried out within this African and Caribbean organization
Friday, September 6 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – In order to promote the work of the best member of the African Observatory of Publishing Professionals (OAPE), the prestigious “Best Member Award 2019” was awarded for the first anniversary of the existence of the OAPE
Born in 1997, Michelle Archille is a young Haitian journalist who evolves in the Haitian cultural sector. Online media editor Balistrad, Michelle Archille is also a poet and student in law and social communication.
Contacted by Rezo Nòdwès, the Best Member Award OAPE 2019 left a strong emotion and confessed not to have thought to receive a such distinction.
“I feel proud to be the first member to receive this award” she said.
The journalist reiterated her commitment to work tirelessly for the advancement of the organization. « I have dedicated this prize to all my colleagues from the OAPE in Haiti, This award must be the symbol of a work that has just begun, The publishing sector in Africa and the Caribbean must be valued. Forward! declared the recipient of the Best Member Award 2019.
The Bests Awards ceremony was held Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the CLEF Center in Nlongka-Bata, Yaoundé, Cameroon. A conference to take stock of the OAPE was held in the presence of the Executive Director of OAPE the writer and publisher Ulrich Talla Wamba. Côte d'Ivoire, land of the prolific writer Bernard Dadié, received a plaque of honor as the country best represented by the organization and Haiti was in second place with a special mention.
Founded in August 2018 by a group of young African intellectuals, the African Observatory of Publishing Professionals is an organization created to promote publishing, its products, its actors and its professions in Africa. and the Caribbean.
Today this organism exists in several African countries such as Benin, Ivory Coast, Congo, Togo and Cameroon.
In the Caribbean, Haiti is the first country to integrate the institution. Each country has one representative and several members. It is the young literary journalist Ricot Marc Sony who is the representative of Haiti followed by Kevin Richard Vertus and several other members including Billy Dore, Christ Falin Oralus, Daphline Beleus, etc …
In partnership with the DNL, the African Observatory of Publishing Professionals plans to organize several conferences and training for the publishing sector in Haiti.