Voice of America’s Nairobi-based stringers Victoria Amunga and Amos Wangwa received a prime award from the Media Council of Kenya on the 10th Annual Journalism Excellence Awards ceremony on May 6 for his or her tv section, “Kenyan Journalists Flag High Rates of Newsroom Harassment,” within the Press Freedom Pen TV class.
Their tv piece centered on the tales of particular person feminine journalists in Kenya and the unsettling pattern that this group studies the best stage of harassment in newsrooms, in response to a world media research’s findings.
“Congratulations to Victoria Amunga and Amos Wangwa for winning this prestigious award. It’s so important for us to remember the many struggles journalists encounter daily, particularly women in the industry who face harassment not only from the outside, but also by their supervisors and peers,” mentioned Acting VOA Director Yolanda Lόpez. “I’m grateful that these two journalists had the courage to shine a light on this important issue and that their coverage is not only recognized, but also can serve as a catalyst for a lasting culture change.”
The Annual Journalism Excellence Awards is a signature occasion of the Media Council of Kenya that acknowledges and celebrates excellence and professionalism within the media business in Kenya. Winners of those awards submit their broadcast, print and digital tales to an impartial panel of judges that then selects the winners in every class.