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classejat2013Journalists have been urged to partake in the Excellence in Journalism Awards Tanzania (EJAT)

competition not only to showcase their outstanding works and winning awards but to help spur national development through informing, educating and entertaining the public.

This appeal was made by Executive Secretary of Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) Kajubi Mukajanga when he opened a two-day 2012 EJAT-Master Class specially organized to hone the skills of  journalists drawn various media outlets in the country.

The Master class was held at Blue Peal Hotel in Ubungo Plaza Dar es Salaam.

Sixty journalists from both print and electronic media participated in two-day Master Class which also aimed at checking lapses and gaps observed in the entries presented

in last EJAT competition.The spirit of the training in the master class, Mukajanga emphasized, is to encourage and promote quality journalism in the country.

The participants of the training were divided into two groups of 30 each - for print and electronic media. The first day of training July 15, 2013 was for electronic media and the following day was for print media practitioners.  .

The participants were drawn from Mwananchi Communications Ltd, IPP Media ltd, Tanzania Standard Newspapers, Uhuru Publications, Free Media Ltd and Business Times Ltd.

Others were from Kilimanjaro Film Institute, Mlimani Media, Sibuka TV, BBC Swahili, and TBC, Radio Sauti ya Injili, Radio Quran, Sahara Communications, Channel Ten, Clouds TV, MUM Media, Tumaini Media, Wapo and Afya Radio.

Either, the Chief Judge of EJAT 2012, Bernardina Chahali emphasized that the whole process of judging EJAT entries was conducted transparently by experienced professionals in media industry appointed by MCT and partners.

Chahali who is also the Chief Editor Channel Ten teamed up with, Attilio Tagalile (Journalist and Media Consultant), Anaclet Rwegayura (Veteran Journalist) and Mwanzo Millinga (Photograph trainer) to facilitate during the Master class in Dar es Salaam.

Another Master Class was held in Zanzibar earlier this month.

(Story by Tumbi Kiganja)

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