Karachi: The Uks Research Centre and the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) have invited entries for the first-ever Uks-APNS media awards exclusively for women journalists in Pakistan.
The Women in Media Awards 2013 aim to generate better awareness and understanding of the fact that positive media content can and does actually bring about positive change in the public mindset and behaviour, especially in the realm of women’s development and gender equality.
A team of professional and independent jurors for each category, who are also part of the Media Advisory Group at Uks, will select the winning entries.
The criteria will cover accuracy, innovation, clarity of message, technical proficiency, presentation and, above all, gender sensitivity.
The first of its kind in Pakistan, the awards invite entries from women journalists from all across the country. The deadline for submitting the applications is February 15, and the awards will be presented in Karachi on March 8 on the International Women’s Day.
The first prize winner in each category – print, radio, television and social media – will receive a cash prize, a trophy and a certificate, as will the runner-up.
Recipients of the lifetime achievement award and the beginner’s award will also receive a cash prize, a trophy and a certificate. Last year, the Uks Research Centre and the Centre for International Private Enterprise held a series of theme-based (Powerful Women, Powerful Nation) media trainings for Pakistani women journalists.