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New Vision dominates ACME Awards

By Cecilia Okoth

Added 21st April 2016 10:46 AM

Out of the 21 award categories, the New Vision journalists topped 10 of them

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Former Principal Judge James Ogoola posing with New Vision journalists at Golf Course Hotel. Photo by RIchard Sanya

Out of the 21 award categories, the New Vision journalists topped 10 of them

In almost every category that Roger Mugisha (the MC of the night) read out, a New Vision journalist that was shortlisted emerged victorious.

The African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) on Wednesday held its third Uganda National Journalism Awards at the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala to recognize journalists from various media houses for the exceptional efforts in being a voice to the voiceless.

Out of the 21 award categories, the New Vision journalists came first in 10 of them.

They include Joshua Kato in agriculture, Billy Rwothungeyo in business, economy and finance, Owen Wagabaza in energy, oil, gas and mining, Stephen Ssenkaaba in justice, law and order, Daniel Edyegu in photojournalism and Carol Natukunda who won both the education and Explanatory Reporting category.

Other winners who jointly submitted articles included Conan Businge, Gerald Tenywa and Saudha Nakandha in environment, Esther Namugoji, Mary Karugaba, Moses Walubiri, John Masaba and John Semakula in jata journalism and Innocent Anguyo, Fred Turyakira, Godfrey Ojore, Jolly Owiny, Ali Mao and Richard Drasimaku in the National News Print category.

 and ision roup board member r onica hibita and former rincipal udge ames goola pose arol atukunda who won the award for ducation eporting hoto by chard anya ACME and Vision Group board member Dr. Monica Chibita and former Principal Judge James Ogoola pose Carol Natukunda who won the award for Education Reporting. Photo by RIchard Sanya

 

wen abagaza poses with his award hoto by ichard anya Owen Wabagaza poses with his award. Photo by Richard Sanya

 

 tephen senkaaba won the award for ustice aw and rder reporting hoto by ichard anya Stephen Ssenkaaba won the award for Justice, Law and Order reporting. Photo by Richard Sanya

 

ew isions ary arugaba won in the ata journalism category hoto by ichard anya New Vision's Mary Karugaba won in the Data journalism category. Photo by Richard Sanya.

 

The winners walked away with a plaque, a certificate of recognition and a cash price of sh2.5m. The first runners up got certificates and cash price of sh1.5m.

They included Gerald Tenywa in the environment category, Sebidde Kiryowa in multimedia feature and Gloria Nakajubi, Owen Wagabaza and Billy Rwothungeyo in the health category. Natukunda was the runner up for the Nile Breweries Award for Exceptional Journalism.

Norman Katende, Hope Mafaranga, Pascal Kwesiga, Andrew Masinde and Claire Nanyunja all received honorable mentions in sports, agriculture, justice, law and order and Explanatory Reporting respectively.

Other winners from various media houses included the Independent's Ronald Musoke, Chrisogon Atukwasize, Nelson Wesonga, Farahani Mukisa, Frederic Musisi and Abdul Nasser Ssemugabi from the Daily Monitor, Bernard Yiga and Anthony Sennabulya from UBC TV, Michael Wambi of Uganda Radio Network and Moses Akena and Frank Walusimbi of NTV.  

 

 

ll the winners on the night pose for a group photo hoto by ichard anya All the winners on the night pose for a group photo. Photo by Richard Sanya

 

illy wothungeyo loria akajubi and wen agabaza won in the ealth category hoto by chard anya Billy Rwothungeyo, Gloria Nakajubi and Owen Wagabaza were runners up in the Health category. Photo by RIchard Sanya

 

 

oshua ato picked up the award for griculture reporting hoto by ichard anya Joshua Kato picked up the award for Agriculture reporting. Photo by Richard Sanya

 

ew ision anaging ditor en polot picks one of the many awards won on the night hoto by ichard anya New Vision Managing Editor Ben Opolot picks one of the many awards won on the night. Photo by Richard Sanya

 

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