There was a special prize for the best female entry at maiden edition of Article 19 Press Prize Awards. Beatrice Spio-Garbrah of Media General (TV3) won with her story on the lack of juvenile correctional home in the Ashanti region.
The winner of the 1st prize gets GH¢10,000, 2nd prize, GH¢6,000 and 3rd prize, GH¢3,000 along with a plaque and a certificate of honour.
Article 19 Press Prize is an award scheme put together by the African Heights Foundation in partnership with Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).
The Article 19 Press prize is an annual award to encourage journalists to report on the ills of the country’s criminal justice system to cause reforms.
The Article 19 Press Prize Awards also aims at rewarding young and mid-career journalists with exceptional skills in reporting on criminal justice issues from a constitutional and human rights perspective.
It also seeks to encourage law and judicial reforms through the evaluation of the impact of the justice system on the lives of ordinary citizens and the larger society especially the poor and marginalised.
Ghanaian journalists are in line for major honours after emerging tops in the maiden edition of the Article 19 Press Prize Awards.
The revelation was made by the award organisers, African Heights Foundation in partnership with Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).
The journalists are to be rewarded for their exceptional and compelling storytelling, particularly about their country’s criminal justice system intending to force some level of reforms.
The three journalists are; Joojo Cobbinah of the Multimedia Group, Daily Graphic’s Emmanuel Hawkson and Edward Adeti of EIB Network.