The Press Union of Liberia (PUL), with sponsorship of ArcelorMittal, will hold its Annual Awards Night and Dinner in Monrovia on Friday, May 16.
Hundreds of journalists, media development partners, top government officials including Senate Pro-Tempore Gbehzhongar Findley and other invited guests will grace the ceremonies at the Monrovia City Hall beginning at 6 p.m.
The annual event, which is an extension of World Press Freedom Day celebration, recognizes and honors outstanding journalists and media institutions that perform above average over a one-year period.
During Friday’s event journalists will receive fabulous prizes including international travel for development, economic and women rights reporting, among several others, as well as a grand prize for the journalist of the year.
Other recognition will include radio and televisions stations, and newspaper of the year.
“We are delighted in partnering with ArcelorMittal as a sponsor of this year’s Annual Awards Night and Dinner,” PUL President K Abdullai Kamara said. “This is the kind of worthy partnership we expect in helping to make journalism better in the country.”
Kamara said high recognition is also given to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) which recently sponsored training for development journalism. “But beyond that, they are providing the prize for the Development Reporter of the Year.”
Mr. Kamara noted that the UN Women will present the prize for the Women Right Reporter, while the West Africa Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) will provide the prize for the Business & Economic Reporter.