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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tribute to Komla Afeke Dumor by Kwami Ahiabenu II

Komla was my course mate at University of Ghana, Legon and we stayed on the same floor of P Block, Legon Hall during our freshman year.

Komla understood journalism very deeply, more importantly recognized that technology is driving story-telling in a revolutionary manner. He took to Facebook, twitter and other social media tools in a creative manner, positioning him as a great journalist with impeccable repute.

Komla invested significantly in learning online skills and this is evidenced in how he perfected audience engagement online in a manner which can serve as a best case study for a New Media class.

The best tribute we can pay to him as journalists is to follow his example, serving our audience better using all available tools including New Media offerings as we hold truth to power.

Komla Afeke Dumor, you have run the race to a successful end and we have bytes of prayers in our hearts for your final journey to the abode of our heavenly father.

Rest in Peace, our dear friend Komla.

Kwami Ahiabenu,II President,

International Institute for ICT Journalism (www.penplusbytes.org) 

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