Save the Children Awards Best Newborn Health Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Thursday 8 May 2014

Save the Children joined other organisations on Saturday, May 3 to award outstanding journalists as the media fraternity commemorated World Press Freedom Day. In an event organised by the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter, Save the Children awarded two journalists for outstanding coverage of newborn health issues in their media platforms.

Caroline Somanje of the Nation newspaper was voted as the best newborn health journalist in the print category while Evelyn Pangani of Joy radio emerged as the best newborn journalist in the electronic media category. The awards were supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) initiative.

Save the Children Director of Human Resources Peter Nkhonjera presenting the award to a representative of Caroline Somanje

Journalists from across the country celebrated the 2014 World Press Freedom Day on Saturday with the crest of the celebrations being the awards gala at the Sunbird Capital Hotel in the evening. This year's theme was: "Reaching new goals-free media fortifies the post 2015 development agenda".

We will provide more information about the winning articles shortly.