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Daily Maverick Sweeps WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Africa 2024 with Four Top Honours

16 April 2024, Cape Town, South AfricaDaily Maverick, an independent South African-based news and investigative journalism publisher, has been honoured with four prestigious wins at the 2024 WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Africa. The awards recognise the outstanding contributions of African news publishers in service to their readers.

These latest accolades underscore Daily Maverick’s commitment to delivering impactful, credible journalism while catering to the ever-evolving needs of its audience. The awards serve as a testament to the dedication of the Daily Maverick team in creating compelling digital experiences that resonate with readers, garnering not only recognition but also setting new benchmarks for innovation and audience engagement in the digital media and news landscape.

Daily Maverick was awarded:

Best News Website: Daily Maverick Website;

● Best Newsletter Project: “Money Cents”;

● Best Fact Checking Project: Daily Maverick Fact-Check; and

● Best use of AI in the Newsroom: Daily Maverick Article Summaries

Commenting on the awards, Daily Maverick editor-in-chief Branko Brkic said “Over years, Daily Maverick has become a gathering place of extraordinary talent. This latest WAN Ifra string of successes is but another jewel in our ever growing book of records.”

The wins at the WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Africa 2024 cement Daily Maverick’s position as a trailblazer in the media and journalism landscape, setting the stage for continued innovation and excellence in pursuit of defending truth and ensuring that news and investigative journalism remain accessible to all South Africans.

Congratulations to all the winners for their remarkable achievements in digital media innovation and excellence.


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About Daily Maverick

Founded in 2009, Daily Maverick is an independent national news and investigative journalism publisher.

Daily Maverick covers pressing issues across politics, business and the environment, providing in-depth reporting and insightful commentary on the topics affecting the lives of South Africans.

With 10 million unique browsers monthly, Daily Maverick is one of South Africa’s largest publishers and is available online and in a weekly print edition, DM168.

Its voluntary membership community programme is designed to keep journalism free for all, and it has a community of civic-minded readers who participate actively through contributions to ensure this access continues for all.

Founders: Branko Brkic, editor-in-chief, and Styli Charalambous, CEO.


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It provides its members with expertise and services to innovate and prosper in a digital world and perform their crucial role in society.

It derives its authority from its global network of 3,000 news publishing companies and technology entrepreneurs, and its legitimacy from its 60 member publisher associations representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries. See more at


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