Monitor journalists win population awards

Left to Right: Daily Monitor journalists Benjamin Jumbe and Edgar Batte pose with New Vision’s Agnes Kyotalengerire, UBC’s Benard Yiga and Godfrey Mutegeki, also from New Vision, after being recognised in the 2017 Population Media Awards last Thursday in Kampala. PHOTO BY EMMANUEL AINEBYONA

Kampala- Two Daily Monitor journalists have been recognised by the National Population Council (NPC) for reporting excellently about population issues in the country.
Mr Edgar Batte, a features writer, scooped an award after emerging the best in the online category, while Mr Benjamin Jumbe of KFM, a Daily Monitor sister station, won the radio category for his compelling audio stories on population matters.

“I am humbled to be a winner of the award. I received the award but more on behalf of the great newspaper, Daily Monitor,” Mr Batte said, adding that the newspaper continues to provide a platform for good journalism to thrive.
The 2017 Population Media Awards recognise coverage of population and development issues, including reproductive health, gender, education, environment, migration, employment, population growth and family planning, among others. The awards attracted 75 entries from various media houses. Each winner was given a plaque and new laptop.

The award ceremony held in Kampala last Thursday coincided with the launch of the State of Uganda Population report 2017 and the State of the World Population report.