PRETORIA, Feb 18 — South Africa’s Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) will launch the 2014 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition Tuesday.
Its acting chief executive officer, Phumla Williams, will address the launch to be held at the GCIS offices here.
The awards aim to recognize excellence in journalism in the area of print, photo, television, radio as well as to encourage media practitioners in SADC member states to cover issues pertaining to the region.
The competition also consists of the Water Media Awards, which are aimed at recognizing stories which promote Integrated Water Resource Management in the SADC region.
The SADC media awards competition were established following a decision by the sub-regional grouping’s Council of Ministers in 1996 to establish a sector that deals with matters that relates to, amongst others, information, sport and culture.
“These awards serve as part of ensuring a link, coordination and synchronisation between formal structures of SADC governments, civil society, academia, labour and the media,” according to a GCIS statement.
Source: SA NEWS