A group of young Sierra Leoneans has awarded Awoko Newspaper as the best print media of the year 2013 in recognition of the outstanding contribution of the paper to national development.
National Youth for Attitudinal and Behavioral Change (NYABEC SL) yesterday afternoon made the presentation at the Awoko office.
According to the President of the National Youth for Attitudinal and Behavioral Change, David Hindolo Conteh Awoko Newspaper was selected among others based on its independent and ethical editorial standards maintained over the years.
Conteh explained that Awoko Newspaper has not been politically biased in its publications and more importantly prioritises human interest issues by unearthing problems affecting deprived communities in the country.
Substantiating the award process, he explained that a random interview was conducted and the majority views were in support of the Awoko Newspaper.
He noted that the media has an integral role to play in changing the attitudes of citizens, as the negative attitudes are the major stagnation to the development of the country.
Receiving the award, one of the female reporters for Awoko Newspaer, Abibatu Dora Kamara thanked the organization for their effort in closely assessing and appreciating the works of the newspaper.
She promised on behalf of the newspaper management to render necessary support in changing the attitudes of people and encouraged the membership of the organization to be focused and remain apolitical.
By Bernard Turay
Wednesday April 23, 2014