- According to MCK, key objectives of the awards are to identify, celebrate and maintain excellence in journalism and the media industry in general.
- And to recognize journalists who have demonstrated high standards of reportage
The Media Council of Kenya on Tuesday, May 4 announced winners of the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) which were part of the celebrations to mark World Press Freedom Day 2021.
During the virtual awards presided over by Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, journalists from Mediamax Media House scooped various awards in the fit that celebrates outstanding journalists annually.
Omondi Onyango from Milele FM won an award for best Health Reporting in radio category with a story whose title was: Balaa ya Usafi Vituoni.
Evelyn Gatobu from People Daily scooped the best position in the Gender Reporting catagory with the story The war on women: why are many women being killed by their intimate partners?
In the Investigative Reporting Awards, Milele Fm’s Onyango scooped another award in the radio section with the story Siri Ya Sare.
According to MCK, the key objectives of the awards are to identify, celebrate and maintain excellence in journalism and the media industry in general, recognize journalists who have demonstrated high standards of reportage
And ethics in their work, and to identify areas of capacity need for journalists and media practitioners to maintain standards of excellence in the profession
The Press Freedom Day was celebrated Monday and it coincided with the 30th year-anniversary of the 1991 Windhoek Declaration for the Development of a Free, Independent and Pluralistic Press, which led the United Nations to proclaim World Press Freedom Day in 1993.