News Express star journalist, others honoured with Anambra Media Excellence Awards

Posted by News Express | 16 October 2021 | 587 times

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•News Express Senior Correspondent Pamela Eboh receiving her award . . . on Friday



The third edition of the Anambra Media Excellence Award (AMEA) on Friday handed out media Excellence Awards to eleven media personalities drawn from different media platforms.
The award recipients include Pamela Eboh, a Senior Correspondent with News Express; Chido Obidigwe, a veteran broadcast  journalist/Media Consultant; Roy Ekwunife, a broadcaster with the state-owned radio and television station; and Joy Odinye of Channels Television.
Others were Izuchukwu Okafor of the state-owned National Light Newspaper, Oguegbu Ostende Udoka, journalist and a lecturer at Federal Polytechnic Oko, among others.
The yearly event which was initiated by Dr Harris Chuma Odili, and organised by Association of Digital, Media Core Advocates (ADMCA) to recognise and honour peesonalities and Institutions, especially journalists whose activities in the digital media space is  impacting positively on humanity.
In his address, the Director of AMEA, Dr. Chuma-Odili, said that the awars ceremony has become a meeting poibt where journalists and media practitoners converge to unwind and celebrate professionalism.
He said that this year's award had a slight change in the process of adjudication, saying that rather than the voting process, it nominated people and submitted to the panel, which in turn verified, scrutinized and adjudicated.
While saying that AMEA has grown in leaps and bounds, the Director added: "The 2021 edition brings the Anambra Media Hall of Fame, to permanently celebrate distinguished media professionals for their essential role in the socio-political development of the state.
"We will not only be celebrating media professionals but handing out reward packages like prizes to make their hardwork worthwhile."
Chuma-Harris expressed hope that AMEA will knit a closer bond and synergy with the awardees to foster team work and greater partnership.
Speaking after receiving his award, a veteran broadcast journalist who currently serves as a senior special assistant to governor Willie Obiano on waste management thanked the organisers for the recognition. 
He said that the award will spur him to continue to work harder to greater heights.
On his part Oguegbu Udoka said that though he has received so many awards in the past, that the AMEA award not only stand put for him, but will occupy a special place in the history of his life.
"This award is very close to my heart. It has added another glitter to my life history," Udoka said.

Source: News Express

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