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Countrywise communication establishes fund for journalists in Agricultural reporting

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Executive Director of the Countrywise Communication Raymond Vuol

Countryside Communication, a multimedia corporate organization working towards promoting agriculture and rural development in northern Ghana has announced the establishment of a development fund to stimulate the interest of journalists and support them to report on various sectors of agriculture.

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According to Executive
Director of the Countrywise Communication Raymond Vuol, journalists who wish to
report and produce documentaries on agriculture can access the fund to cater
for cost that may be incurred as a result of the production of the news
reports.

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Mr. Raymond Vuol
disclosed this at the 2nd edition of Harmattan Awards in Tamale
instituted by the organization to recognize and award outstanding journalists
who have reported on farming and other agribusiness activities in the year
2018.

“I wish to
announce that Countrywise Communication will soon implement two other
components of the Harmattan Awards scheme which is the Training for Journalists
where there would be training periodically for our journalists by various
industry players. Also is the establishment of Development Journalism Fund
where you as development journalists can apply for your projects as well as
students journalists. In all these we would count on your support” he
added.

Six journalists were
honored for outstanding reports on agriculture related stories in the 2nd
edition of the Harmattan Awards held in Tamale.

In all, four
categories were setup for awards namely Radio (English), Radio (Local
Language), Print and Television.

However, no entries
were received for the TV and Radio (Local Language) category in this second
edition.

The Harmattan Awards
scheme was instituted to enhance development journalism as a tool to refocusing
the energies of journalists for the benefit of the agro sector and particularly
the poor farmers in the north of the country by whipping their interest to
report on agriculture related stories.

Winners in the 2018 edition of the awards for print included Eric Kombat of the Daily Guide Newspaper (2nd Runner Up), Samuel Sam of B&FT (1st Runner Up) while Prosper K. Kuorsoh of GNA won best journalist for the print category.

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For Radio category,
Yahaya Masahudu of Radio Tamale came in the 2nd Runner up position. The 1st
Runner up position went to Salifu Wunonuo of Radio Wa while the ultimate prize
for Radio went to Philip Bangyiliko Tengzu of Radio Mak in Wa.

The awardees received
citations, plagues, Laptops and Zoom recorders.

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2019

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