Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The National sweeps media awards night

I am happy to report that The National swept the top awards at the Media Council awards nite last night.

We won in virtually every category that we nominated.

Among the winners (in the print category) are:

Yehiura Hriehwazi – Investigative Reporter of the Year

Julia Daia Bore – Court Reporter of the Year

Sheila Lasibori – Business Reporter of the Year

Isaac Nicholas – Political Reporter of the Year

Patrick Talu – Environment Reporter of the Year

Bosorina Robby – Rookie Reporter of the Year (Ian Boden Award)

Henry Morabang – Sports Reporter of the Year

Andrew Alphonse – Regional Reporter of the Year

Malum Nalu – Blogger of the Year

Kari Totona – Education Reporter of the Year

Wallace Kiala – Commendation for Most Improved Health Reporting

The list is not exhaustive, as I left before some of the awards were announced.

Some of the winners received Blackberry phones sponsored by Digicel.

The National was proudly represented at the event and the recognition would not be lost on many major advertisers who were present as sponsors.

Congratulations to the winners and keep up the good work.

Next time, we should have even more entries, particularly from the regional bureaus, whose work is often unrecognised.

PS: The Post-Courier boycotted the event, apparently due to last year’s fiasco and the negative attention they drew from the Media Council recently.


  1. Congratulations Malum, keep up the good work.

  2. Congrats Malum, admirable,deserving, and well worth it. A reward setting the trend in electronic information dissemination for many others, especially keen followers like myself.

  3. Anonymous2:33 PM

    Congrats MN, SL emi wanbel.A fitting award and recognition. You do have the most informative and educational blog on PNG complimented by excellent photographs, the type of stuff that news editors envy. Asasumba!!

  4. Anonymous12:29 PM

    You are good at what you do and the award's a reflection of your work. fine job bratz


  5. Hey Malum, it seems you have won blooger of the year, but it seems recently that most of your posts are from other journos and little content from you. Quantity does not count for quality.

    Also, I have spoken with my old local crew from PNG who live in grass roots communities and they have heard nothing about the Asian Firework Spectacular on New Year's Eve. The only place I have seen this promoted is on your blog. Sometimes the media can be blamed for advertising...

    I'm sorry Malum, I enjoy your blog, but in the last few months you have failed to be a reporter and this blog has failed to report. You need to work harder to be awarded.

    Cheers and Merry Xmas,