Granting of the Journalism Award on the Millennium Development Goals

Angolan pupils - Credit:UNDP

The Journalists Training Centre (CEFOJOR) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) awarded the "Journalism Award on the Millennium Development Goals" to three finalists on Tuesday, December 14, 2012.

The purpose of this initiative was to encourage creativity, quality and journalistic research.

Highlights

  • more than 40 journalists from public and private bodies at the national level participated in the contest, and the works were evaluated according to the criteria established
  • The jury selected three winners in the category of the printing press and another for the radio
  • The winners received certificates as well as cash. The first winner in the printing press category received 270,000 kwanza ($2,700), the same value for the winner in the radio category. The second received 220,000 kwanza ($2,200) and the third candidate received 160,000 kwanza ($1,600).

The competition for the Journalism Award on the Millennium Development Goals began in December 2011 and ended in November 2012.

According to the Jury President, Bernardo João, more than 40 journalists from public and private bodies at the national level participated in the contest, and the works were evaluated according to the criteria established. Criteria included the strong knowledge covering the Millennium Development Goals, clear organization of ideas, citing sources accordingly to support arguments, and to include the strategy of the civil society organization.

“The selected works were those that met the criteria,” said Bernardo João. The jury selected three winners in the category of the printing press and another for the radio. Felix Abia of the weekly “Angolense” received the first award and Joaquim Suami of the daily "Jornal de Angola," for the Cabinda section, finished in second while Kátia Ramos of the "Jornal de Angola," Kwanza Norte section, won third prize. José Salote of the School Radio, “Radio Escola,” was the winner of the radio category.

The winners received certificates as well as cash. The first winner in the printing press category received 270,000 kwanza ($2,700), the same value for the winner in the radio category. The second received 220,000 kwanza ($2,200) and the third candidate received 160,000 kwanza ($1,600).

Felix Abia told to the press that he is happy for the award and thanked the organizers for the initiative. "I take this opportunity to encourage those who do not believe, to keep believing," he said.