Tuesday, July 31, 2012

2012 EAC Media Awards finalists announced

A five-member panel of judges announced 12 finalists for the second edition of EAC Media Awards, last Friday. The 12 selected journalists are now in contention for the overall EAC Secretary General’s Award.

Kenya produced five finalists; George Omondi (Business Daily), Wanjohi Kabukuru (Africa Business / Diplomat), Wickliffe A Odera (Milele FM), Robert Koigi (African Laughter News Agency), and Aby Agina Wasonga (NTV).

Other prizes that are up for grabs in the East African Business Council Chairman’s Award include the Health; Environment; Agriculture and Food Security;  Broadcast; Political; and Higher Education reporting awards.

Here are the other finalists:
J       Zephania Ubwani (The Citizen, Tanzania)
J       Peter Nyanje (The Citizen, Tanzania)
J       Dorothy Nakaweesi (Daily Monitor, Uganda)
J       Dicta Asiimwe (The East African, Uganda)
J       Charles Kwizera (The New Times, Rwanda)
J       Eric Kabeera (The New Times, Rwanda)
J       Victor Mubwigiri (Burundi Agency, Burundi)

Winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali on Thursday 9 August, 2012

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