Monitor reporters win awards
Posted Tuesday, November 5 2013 at 02:00
Kampala- Five Daily Monitor reporters have been recognised and awarded as the best journalists of the year 2013 in their respective fields of reporting.
Last week, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an international development agency, and the Population Secretariat, named Ms Agatha Ayebazibwe Siima, the Daily Monitor’s health and development issues reporter, as the best print Journalist of the year 2013, following her coverage of population and development issues.
Ms Faridah Kulabako, the Daily Monitor business journalist, also walked away with the prestigious Kikonyogo Capital Market Authority award after emerging the best reporter on financial matters in financial journalism.
This is the second time she is winning the same award.
Earlier, Mr Ismail Musa Ladu, another Daily Monitor business journalist, scooped the SEATINI, Oxfam, EU and Tax Justice Network Africa award for reporting and popularising tax issues in the country.
This also is Mr Ladu’s second award in tax reporting in the space of three years.
Also on the winning list was Mr Abubaker Lubowa, Daily Monitor photo-journalist, who walked away with several trophies, including the Uganda Press Photo of the Year 2nd Prize (News) and 3rd Prize (picture for Daily Life).
Mr Francis Mugerwa, Daily Monitor correspondent in Hoima, was voted second runner-up in the print category of the UN - Uganda 2013 Development Journalism Awards.
He was recognised for a story on the appalling state of Buliisa Hospital in western Uganda.
Mr Don Wanyama, the managing editor, said the awards were evidence of excellent journalism the paper practices.
“Daily Monitor has a history of churning out the best journalists in this country. It boils down to our ability to spot and groom talent. We remain committed to doing an excellent and professional job. I want to congratulate the winners for doing us proud,” he said.