MinnPost Reporter Awarded For Highlighting Comfort Dondo’s Philanthropic Work
27 May 2023
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By-MinnPost’s Ava Kian has been nominated for a National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence award.

Kian writes with intention and purpose.
And her efforts are being recognized. She was named a National Association of Black Journalists 2023 Salute to Excellence Awards nominee. The Race & Health Equity reporter is being recognized for her Nov. 11, 2022 reporting, “A Story of Hope: Primrose Ruwocha’s Story of Perseverance in the Face of Domestic Abuse,” which highlights the work of Comfort Dondo and her efforts to help a domestic abuse survivor escape her abuser from South Africa and build a new life in Minnesota.
Ava is recognized in the Newspaper – Newsroom Staff of 50 & Below: Specialty category.
The Salute to Excellence Awards take place Aug. 5 in Birmingham, Alabama during the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention.