Uganda Media Women’s Association (UMWA) has awarded journalists and media houses for excellence in gender sensitive reporting.
The inaugural Gender Media Awards attracted submissions from 26 journalists and the work of 14 media houses was reviewed.
At the awards gala held on Wednesday August 24 at Hotel Africana in Kampala, The Observer was named the top newspaper for “the most space to stories about women with positive attribute”. The New Vision came second. For television reporting, NBS came first, followed by NTV Uganda.
Several journalists also won prizes for their gender-awareness and sensitive reporting.
Radio Pacis, Arua
|Best Radio Feature Story
1st Runner Up, Radio Features Story
|Best Radio Documentary
1st Runner Up, Radio Documentary
|Best News Television Story
1st Runner Up, Television News Story
|Best Television Feature Story
1st Runner Up, Television Features Story
|Best Television Documentary
1st Runner Up, Television Documentary
Ms. Margaret Sentamu, the UMWA Executive Director, said that journalists and the media in Uganda often mistake gender-sensitive reporting for stories about women.
UMWA believes that awarding and recognising gender-sensitive reporting will contribute to a positive change in media portrayal and reporting of both men and women.
Below is a press statement about the awards and a full list of winners: