CJTU NW/CAMGEW Launches Environmental Protection Award to mark World Press Freedom Day 2024

In a bid to honor the pivotal role of journalism in addressing environmental challenges, the Cameroon Journalists' Trade Union (CJTU) North West Chapter, under the leadership of President Nji Ignatius, has announced the launch of the Environmental Protection Awards. This initiative, conducted in collaboration with the Bamenda-based non-profit organization Cameroon Gender and Environment Watch (CAMGEW), is set to mark World Press Freedom Day 2024.
Aligned with this year's theme, "A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the Face of the Environmental Crisis," the Environmental Protection Awards aim to commend journalists and media professionals who have showcased exemplary dedication to raising awareness about environmental issues and advocating for environmental conservation through their journalistic endeavors.
Aside from the honor of recognition, winners of the Environmental Protection Awards will receive cash prizes and essential gadgets tailored for journalistic purposes, including data storage devices and power banks. According to the press release announcing the awards, these prizes will be distributed among five distinguished individuals representing various media platforms such as print, online, newspaper, radio, and television.

Submissions for the Environmental Protection Awards the release details are now open and can be sent via email to cjtu2024pressaward@gmail.com until April 25, 2024. Entrants are required to provide samples of their journalistic work illustrating their efforts in highlighting environmental concerns, promoting eco-conscious practices, and fostering positive change within their communities.
President Nji Ignatius emphasized the significance of this initiative in elevating the recognition of journalists' contributions towards environmental protection. He highlighted how the awards serve as an addition to the commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, acknowledging the indispensable role journalists play in safeguarding the planet and advocating for sustainability.

As CJTU North West Chapter invites submissions, it calls upon journalists and media practitioners to join in this celebration of their collective efforts in effecting meaningful change and preserving the planet's ecological balance.

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