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06.05.2006 General News

GTV’s Peggy Donkor is Journalist of the Year

By JoyFM
GTV’s Peggy Donkor is Journalist of the Year
LISTEN MAY 6, 2006

JoyFM last night won yet another award bringing to two, awards won by the station in the last two weeks. The station's news and current affairs analysis program Newsfile was adjudged the best radio talk show at the 2005 GJA Awards Night.

GTV's Peggy Donkor won the prestigious Journalist of the Year award. For her award, Peggy received a $5,000 educational support, a short course at Cardiff University and other prizes valued other 125 million cedis.

Peggy Donkor's award makes her the third woman to have coveted the ultimate prize. Elizabeth Ohene, now minister of state and the outgoing GJA president Ajoa Yeboah Afari won similar awards previously.

The excited new GJA Journalist of the Year told JOY News she must have impressed the judges by her boldness and drive.

Besides the ultimate prize, Peggy Donkor scooped the award for Rural Reporting.
Other winners include Maurice Quansah of the Daily Graphic, adjudged the Best in Sports Reporting, TV3's Roland Walker-Best Environmental Reporter, Anas Aremeyaw Anas of the Crusading Guide- Best Investigative Reporter.

The Public Agenda newspaper received a special award for being the Best in Human Rights Reporting.

The outgoing GJA President put the night's event into perspective by asking journalists to maintain high professional standards and ethics.

The guest of honour President Kufuor presided over the event which also saw new GJA President Ransford Tetteh being sworn into office.