Anti-Corruption Reporting Media Awards

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As part ofthe December 9’s up>th Anti-Corruption Day UNDP in partnership with stakeholders have developed an initiative to reward journalists on corruption reporting.

According to UNDP corruption negatively impactPNG’s achievement ofthe Millennium Development Goals and undermines hard won gains in human development. As such, tackling corruption requiresthe strong commitment of Government. However it also requiresthe support of civil society includingthe media, to holdthe Government accountable for what it does on behalf of its citizens. 

 

The Award known as Excellence in Anti-Corruption Reporting Media Awards is an annual Event. Yesterday was its third edition.

 

This year’s overall award went to Elias Nanau for his story on a legal company extracting money from people through awarding pro bono services.

 

He encouraged journalists inthe country to work togther to combat corruption.

 

Roy Trivedy, UN Resident Coordinator, said Elias has written a good example ofthe kind of story that exposes corruption.

 

When asked about his views on corruption inthe country he saidthe government had to work with journalists to expose and weed out corruption.

 

The award aims to celebrate an individual’s power in fighting corruption and to encourage wider involvement from all sections of society.

Journalists were honoured inthe categories of printotelevision, radio, and social/online media with an additional Overall Winner Category.

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