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'Standard' journalists scoop top awards at this year's MCK gala event

THE STANDARD
May 7th 2022
Board Chairperson Basic Needs  Basic Basic Rights Kenya  Peter Maina presents Winner in the special topic category, Mental Health and Wellness -Print media award to Standard news writer in Health and science Agutu Rosa. [David Gichuru, Standard]

Journalist of the Year award, which is the highest award recognition, went to Naipanoi Lepapa of The Elephant for a story on the surrogacy industry in Kenya.

The award categories included agriculture and food security, best radio production, best prime time bulletin, cameraperson of the year, environment and gender.

Others were health, special topic, sports and journalist of the year, innovation and business, podcast of the year (digital and radio), investigative, photojournalist, development reporting for both digital, print radio and TV.

This year, MCK also added four more winners for the Life Time Achievement Award from the usual one.

Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna presents the winner in the Agriculture and food security category -TV TO Hezron Kimari of KTN. [David Gichuru, Standard]

The awards came a few days after journalists celebrated World Press Freedom Day on May 3 under the theme, "Journalism under Digital Siege".

A day before the award event, journalists held a media summit at the same hotel where speakers called for more freedom of the press even as the country approaches the August 9 General Election.

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