Angola: Minister Considers Journalism Award Jury Fair

Luanda — The Angolan minister of Social Communication, José Luís de Matos, Thursday in Luanda considered fair the decision of the jury that chose the winners of the 2012 edition of the National Journalism Award in the categories of radio, television and photography and image.

The minister who mentioned the quality of the winning works was speaking to the press at the end of the prize giving gala, saying the election was fair.

According to José Luís de Matos, the members of the jury did a good job as they made a good choice of the contesting works.

He on the occasion announced that the jury will be maintained for the 2013 edition of the National Journalism Award.

As to whether there will be innovations to the next edition of the contest, the minister referred the decision to the jury.

"It is up to them to come up with new modalities if they think it necessary," the minister stated.

Journalist Amílcar Xavier won the award in the category of radio, while the photography and image trophy went to the State-run "Televisão Publica de Angola" (TPA) cameraman, Sebastião Solar.

TV Zimbo's Carlos Capitango won the television category prize, whereas the economics weekly won the award in the print class.

Each winner has been entitled to an Akz 3.5 million (Usd 35,000) cheque.

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