Tanzania: 9 winners awarded at Gender and News Summit

Tanzania: 9 winners awarded at Gender and News Summit

Date: August 25, 2018
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Dar es Salaam, 25 August: The Tanzania Gender and News Summit attended by over 150 people and hosted by UN Women together with its technical partners Gender Links and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation came to a celebratory close last night with the Summit Awards commending journalists in Tanzania for gender aware and responsive journalism. The awards were held at The Hyatt Kilimanjaro in Dar es Salaam.

After a gruelling judging process, 9 winners emerged from the, print, radio and television categories from across Tanzania. These journalists submitted stories that show gender sensitive and responsiveness journalism in covering topics on Gender Based Violence (GBV), child marriages, economic empowerment  leadership use of ICTs and many more.

These top 9 entries were chosen from a pool of 115 entries that were received in total and which after prejudging were reduced to 45 entries which then competed against each other.  A total of 37 women and 35 men submitted entries for the summit.

The summit presentation covered different areas of Sustainable development Goal 5.

GL CEO Colleen Lowe Morna said, “The entries were of extreme high quality and I am delighted that every aspect of SDG 5 was covered in these entries…All of us are winners because of this very exciting and engaging process that we have been involved in.

Veteran journalist Rose Haji Mwalimu said Journalists exposed hidden issues in their coverage and highlighted unique topics including safety of women in public transport, cultural practices that hinder gender equality changing narratives of rural women.

The awards went to the participants below.

1st prize : Janeth Leonard 2nd prize: Hilda Phoya 3rd Prize: Hilda Phoya
1st prize: Najjat Omar 2nd prize: Adam Hhando 3rd Prize: Alex Mchomvu
1st prize: Godfrey Ismaely 2nd Prize: Alex Kachelewa 3rd Prize: Lydia Shekighenda


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