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ligaIt is time again for journalists to compete for excellence in the profession.

The chairperson of the organizing committee of the Excellence in Journalism Awards Tanzania (EJAT), Kajubi Mukajanga, launched the competition for 2013 at a ceremony held on October 1, 2013 in Dar es Salaam.

“Entries can be submitted immediately”, he declared during the launch attended by EJAT organising partners, judges and journalists

He said the deadline for submitting of entries for the events 19 categories is January 15, 2014.

The Gala night when the winners will be known and awarded is scheduled for March 14, 2014.

Mukajanga who is also the Executive Secretary of the Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) said the prizes are known but hinted “we’ll see if they would be improved”.

For the overall winner, he said, in addition to the awards and prizes, there is a USD 4,000 scholarship provided by MCT.

The executive Director of the Tanzania Media Fund (TMF), Ernest Sungura present two air tickets the 2012 EJAT overall winner, Lucas Linganga and a female candidate in the final group of contesters who vied for the overall slot Florence Majani.

Both Linganga and Majani work with Mwananchi Communications. Liganga writes for The Citizen and Majani writes for Mwananchi.

The duo will attend a global investigative journalism conference to be held in Rio de Jenairo, Brazil from October 10 to 15, 2013.

Sungura had promised to send the two winners to attend the meeting during the Gala Night of the 2012 EJAT held on April 5, 2013.

In addition, Sungura said, TMF will support three EJAT winners on the Good Governance category - Anthony Mayunga from Nwananchi, Noel Thomas from Afya Radio and Jamal Hashim from TBC to cover a project of their choice on investigative story.

The three after emerging winners in the category have been mentored and special arrangement organized by TMF.

He also announced that a transformative programe, under which 14 media outlets will be supported by TMF for improvement, will be launched on Tuesday October 8, 2013.

The EJAT categories are Economic and Business Reporting, Sports and Culture, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Good Governance, Gender, Science and Technology and Malaria Reporting.

Others are Investigative Reporting, Education, Tourism and Conservation, Reporting People with Disabilities, Best photographer = Print, Best Photographer – Television, Best cartoonist, , Agriculture and Agri Business, Sexual and Reproductive Health for Young people and Open category.

 

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