I am happy to report that The National swept the top awards at the Media Council awards nite last night.
We won in virtually every category that we nominated.
Among the winners (in the print category) are:
Yehiura Hriehwazi – Investigative Reporter of the Year
Julia Daia Bore – Court Reporter of the Year
Sheila Lasibori – Business Reporter of the Year
Isaac Nicholas – Political Reporter of the Year
Patrick Talu – Environment Reporter of the Year
Bosorina Robby – Rookie Reporter of the Year (Ian Boden Award)
Henry Morabang – Sports Reporter of the Year
Andrew Alphonse – Regional Reporter of the Year
Malum Nalu – Blogger of the Year
Kari Totona – Education Reporter of the Year
Wallace Kiala – Commendation for Most Improved Health Reporting
The list is not exhaustive, as I left before some of the awards were announced.
Some of the winners received Blackberry phones sponsored by Digicel.
The National was proudly represented at the event and the recognition would not be lost on many major advertisers who were present as sponsors.
Congratulations to the winners and keep up the good work.
Next time, we should have even more entries, particularly from the regional bureaus, whose work is often unrecognised.
PS: The Post-Courier boycotted the event, apparently due to last year’s fiasco and the negative attention they drew from the Media Council recently.