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Two journalists in Tanga awarded for reporting on vulnerable groups

7th May 2012
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An institution providing soft loans to women entrepreneurs known as Inuka has awarded two journalists, who are members of Tanga Press Club, for reporting on the violation of the rights of elders, women and children in the region.

The awards were presented recently by Inuka Director David Msuya during a ceremony held at the Roman Catholic Hall and was attended by Tanga pres club leaders and other stakeholders.

The two journalists awarded certificates and money were Anna Makange and Salim Mohamed.

Speaking during the presentation of the awards Msuya said his organisation was pleased with the way the two journalists scarified themselves in reporting issues concerning elders, women and children because they were among the vulnerable groups in society.He said apart from providing loans to women Inuka was also dealing with advocacy of the rights of women, children, elders and even people with disabilities so that they too could enjoy their basic rights as other members of society.

He said to ensure their work and objectives were fulfilled, Inuka worked closely with journalists from different media houses and by so doing they had been keenly following up what had been reported about the groups.

He further said in Tanga Region they found out that the two journalists did a wonderful job in reporting. Therefore, the awards given to them would motivate them and other journalists to report more on issues touching vulnerable groups in the country.

He said his organisation would continue giving such awards to journalists every year in collaboration with press clubs and urged the recipients and other journalists to know that they had the obligation of informing members of the public about issues that touched their welfare.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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