Zimbabwean Journalist wins international award for women issues

A Zimbabwean Journalist, Roselyne Sachiti, Deputy Features Editor for the Sunday Mail newspaper has won the International Christian Organization of the Media (ICOM) international award for women issues for 2013.

The confirmation of the award was made by ICOM yesterday (25/06/13). ICOM is the professional initiative for promoting values and ethics in secular and religious journalism and media in general.
In a letter to Sachiti from ICOM, the award will be conferred at the World Media and Journalism Congress to be held for the first time in Central America in Panama City, Panama from 29 September to 6 October 2013.

“The Jury took the decision considering the value and the relevance of the theme you submitted.We hope that your efforts and contributions through the  more and more challenging world   of journalism will help better the humanity worldwide and the environment,” the ICOM Jury wrote to Sachiti.

“I submitted articles on gender based violence in Zimbabwe and beyond,” Sachiti said.

According to ICOM, the triennal awards honour outstanding  media professionals,publications and institutions worldwide and recognize their exemplary contributions irrespective of all differences.

The organizations says that more than 2 000 entries were submitted worldwide.

There are 25 winners of awards and honourable mentions in eight categories which include:Women issues,excellence in journalism,inter-religious initiatives,EduCom,solidarity with refugees and photojournalism, just to mention a few.

Photo: Roselyne Sachiti

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