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Mabel Baneseh wins Journalist of the Year award

A reporter with state-owned Daily Graphic Mabel Aku Baneseh has been adjudged the Ghana Journalist of the Year 2014 at the 19th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards.

A visibly shocked Baneseh, who has specialised in court reporting, had earlier grabbed two honours at the event on Saturday – Crime/Court Reporting and Political Reporting.

Receiving the ultimate prize at the three-hour event that is aimed at recognising members of the umbrella body of Ghanaian journalists, the mother of two said she was “overwhelmed” because it has been “a long journey” and sometimes “difficult”.

She was full of praise to her husband – a military officer – who has “been supportive” in taking care of their kids anytime she has to stay late at the work place to finish with her stories. “I want to dedicate this award to my editor – Ransford Tetteh – and Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo” for pushing her to do more and “it has been worth the while.”

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was the special guest of honour. Other dignitaries at the ceremony were Dr. Sam Jonah, a former member of the Council of State and past GJA president Gifty Afenyi-Dadzie and the Minister of Communications Dr. Omane Boamah, who represented President John Dramani Mahama.

Other notable award winners were:

Photojournalism Electronics

Mark Sasu - GTV

Photojournalism Print

Samuel Tei Adanu - Daily Guide

TV feature

Narkwor Kwabla (TV3)

Radio feature

Seth Kwame Boateng – Joy FM

News Reporting (TV)

Asante Fordwor - TV3

News Reporting Print

Dzifa Emma Tetteh - Ghanaian Times

News Reporting Radio

Manasseh Awuni Azure & Seth Kwame Boateng - Joy FM

Electronic Reporting disability

Kwetey Nartey - TV Africa

Reporting Disability (Print)

Jamina Okaretsire

Science Reporting

Rachel Quartey - GTV

Anti-corruption reporting

Manasseh Azure Awuni – Joy FM

Agric reporting

Soyoko Kyere - GTV

Feature (Print)

Maxwell Adombilla - Daily Graphic

Business Finance and Economics

Kwetey Nartey - TV Africa

Human Rights

Nelson Adanutey - Diamond FM

Investigative journalism

Kwetey Nartey - TV Africa


Seth Dogbey, Kwesi Amprah Twum - Daily Graphic

Health Reporting

Beatrice Aidoo - Joy FM


Moses Aklorbotu - Daily Graphic

Education Reporting (Electronic)

Isabella Owusu Oppong – GTV

Education Reporting (Print)

Kofi Yeboah – Daily Graphic

Rural Reporting

Seth Otoo

Online Journalism

Nana Boakye-Yiadom – Citi FM

Arts and Entertainment

Rebecca Armah – GTV

Water Reporting

Kofi Yeboah

HIV/AIDS reporting

Kwetey Nartey – TV Africa

Crime/Court Reporting

Mabel Aku Baneseh – Graphic

Sports Reporting

John Vigah – Ghanaian Times

Political Reporting

Mabel Aku Baneseh – Graphic

Oil and Gas

Maxwell Akalaral – Graphic

Komla Dumor Most Promising Journalist of the Year

Maxwell Akalaral Adambilla

Source: starrfmonline.com

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