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Manasseh Azure named Ghana’s Journalist of the Year 2011

Manasseh Azure Awuni – Journalist of the Year

Manasseh Azure Awuni was yesterday Saturday August 25, 2012 named Journalist of the Year for 2011 during the 17th Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) Awards ceremony.

The freelance journalist also took home four awards – Best Radio Report, Best News Report, Best Sanitation report and Best feature report in print.

About 35 awards were given to journalists and media institutions who have excelled in their works during 2011.

Only one honorary award was given at the ceremony and that went to Mr Fiifi Nettey, an administrative officer at the Ghana International Press Centre.

Below is a list of the awards and winners:

Journalist of the Year: Manasseh Azure Awuni  – Freelance

Best Report in Radio: Manaseh Azure Awuni – Freelance

News Reporting: Doreen Hammond – Daily Graphic & Manasseh Azure – Freelance

Social Security: Michael Oti – Metro TV

Health: Richard Bright Addo – Net 2 TV

Agriculture: TV Africa

Sanitation: Manasseh Azure

Anti-corruption: Emmanuel K. Dogbevi – Ghana Business News

Oil & Gas: Albert Futukpor – GNA

HIV/AIDS: Kwaku Owusu Peprah – Joy FM

Environment (Print): Emelia Ennin Abbey – Business Guide

Investigative Report: Moses D. Aklorbortu – Daily Graphic

Education (Print): Sepenyo Dzokoto – GNA

Best Feature for Radio: Suuk Maxwell & Nelson Adanuti – Diamond Radio

Water: Edmund Smith-Asante – Ghana Business News

Best News Report (Print): Dzifa Emma Tetteh – Ghanaian Times

Best Feature (Print): Manasseh Azure

Best Feature (Radio): Suuk Maxwell & Adanuti Nelson – Diamond Radio

Best Feature (TV): Sarah Ofori  – Ghana Television

Telecommunications: Samuel Nii Narku Dowouna – Adomonline

Science: Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

Political Reporting: Kofi Enchil – The Heritage

Photo Journalism: Geofrey Buta -The Ghanaian Times

Sports: Rosemary Gaise – GBC

Disability: Jamila Akweley Okertchiri – Daily Guide

Rural Reporting: Isaac Kaledzi – Citi FM

Radio Programme in Ga: Obonu FM

Radio Programe in Akan: Radio Peace

Parliamentary Reporting: Emmanuel Adu-Gyamerah – Daily Graphic

Democracy and Peace Building: Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

Newspaper layout and design: The Finder

Human Rights with focus on Children: Albert Oppong – GNA

Arts Entertainment & Domestic Tourism: Akua Ofori Darko – GTV

Small & Medium Enterprises: Shirley Asiedu Addo – Daily Graphic

Development Journalism for furthering the MDGs: Adanuti Nelson – Diamond FM

Business, Finance & Economic Reporting: Emelia Ennin Abbey – Daily Guide

By Ekow Quandzie

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