Divine Word University has recognised journalist’s significant contribution to development in Papua New Guinea, introducing the ‘Media Excellence Awards’.
Formally called DWU Media Freedom Award, it’s presented to journalists contributing to advocacy of human rights, promotion of democracy, investments in educational reporting, and commitment to serving society without fear or favour.
The DWU Media Excellence Awards were presented yesterday after the holy celebration resided by Madang Archibishop Steven Reichert.
Marking the 18th Foundation Day, winners were nominated under Print Media, Television and Radio Broadcast, Online Journalism and Editorial Cartoons Categories.
EMTV’s Lae Bureau Chief Scott Waide scooped the Television Broadcast Award.
Vice President Academic Pamela Norman explained Mr. Waide’s professional abilities had no boundaries of reporting without fear or favor and influencing in decision –making.
National Broadcasting Corporation’s Maivo Lafanama received the radio Broadcast Awardfor outstanding court reports; short,simple and sharp, with his voice clarity and pronunciation.
Divine Word University is the second higher learning institution in PNG, apart from the University of Papua New Guinea offering Journalism Course.