EJAT 2015 entries on scrutiny
Scrutiny and judging of entries for the Excellence in Journalism Awards Tanzania (EJAT) 2015 has started in earnest.
Ten judges with impeccable professional record are pitched in Bagamoyo to sift through 500 plus entries vying for the awards.
The team of judges presided by veteran journalist, Valerie Msoka started their noble and taxing task of going through the entries from print and electronic media on Tuesday March 15, 2016.
Entries for the competition were received from 62 media houses with The Guardian Limited leads topping the list with 61 entries, Mwananchi Communications Limited 47 entries and ITV, Radio One, EATV and EA Radio 38 entries.
Electronic media journalists have submitted more entries than print media. While print has 251 entries (44%) electronic has 317 entries (56%).
Region wise, Dar es Salaam is leading with 244 (43%) entries, followed by Mwanza which had 60 (11%) entries and the third is Zanzibar with 46 (8%) entries.
This is the seventh edition of EJAT, organized by MCT and its partners.
Other judges are, Dr. Joyce Bazira, Godfrey Nago, Kiondo Mshana, Juma Dihule, Pili Mtambalike, Ali Uki, Jesse Kwayu, Ndimara Tegambwage and Nathan Mpangala.
This is also the first time that previous EJAT awardees are taking part as judges. Godfrey Nago a programmes producer at TBC and cartoonist Nathan Mpangala have both won the EJAT awards.
The organizing committee of EJAT 2015 comprises of the Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) as the lead, the Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF), the Media Institute of Southern Africa-Tanzania Chapter (MISA-Tan), the Tanzania Media Women’s Association (TAMWA), the Tanzania Sports Writers Association (TASWA), the Journalists Environmental Association of Tanzania (JET), Tanzania Editors Forum (TEF), HakiElimu, Sikika, AMREF, ANSAF, BEST-AC, the Association of Journalists Against Aids in Tanzania (AJAAT) and Media Owners Association of Tanzania (MOAT).