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Old Mutual backs responsible business journalist award

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5 Nov, 2020
The new award will be recognising excellent business journalism with a focus on the positive social impact being created by the savings, insurance and the investment sector.

Old Mutual (Malawi) Limited and MISA Malawi would like to announce the introduction of the Old Mutual Responsible Business Journalist of the Year: Print and Electronic.

The new award will be recognising excellent business journalism with a focus on the positive social impact being created by the savings, insurance and the investment sector. The award targets exceptional newspaper, radio, television and online business stories/reports, with each year focussing on specific priority areas.

The initiative is part of Old Mutual’s efforts as a responsible business to provide a platform for journalists to maximise reporting and coverage on pertinent industry issues affecting Malawians at the same simplifying, demystifying, unpacking the issues with the aim of increasing the knowledge the masses have on savings, investment and insurance industry in Malawi. The benefits of such reporting will accrue to the whole finance sector.

This category will be part of the annual MISA Malawi Awards and will run for a period of three years, effective 2021 awards.

In the initial year, which is 2021, Old Mutual aims to provide this award as a catalyst for journalists to focus on “The social and Economic Impact of the Pension Industry in Malawi” to encourage the media to inform and educate Malawians on the role the pension industry plays in an economy.

The Old Mutual Best Business Reporting Award will be part of the Annual MISA Malawi Media Awards that are given out to outstanding journalists during a Gala Dinner organised in May each year as part of World Press Freedom Day Celebrations.

The awards committee will accept entries published or aired between November 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. Old Mutual will provide preliminary training to all interested participants to make smooth participation in the award. Individuals can only send a maximum of two entries for the award.

Entries should be sent or hand delivered to the following address:

Secretary for the awards committee

MISA Malawi Secretariat

Mtolankhani House

Off Lilongwe-Kasiya Road

Acacia, Lilaga Community

P.0.BOX 30463

Lilongwe 3.

About organisations involved

Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Malawi) advocates for media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information and organises Annual Media Awards to recognise excellent journalism in Malawi.

Old Mutual is a leading financial services provider in Malawi, providing insurance, investments and savings solutions. Old Mutual is committed to support communities in which it operates through the responsible business philosophy and believes in creating shared value for our investors, employees, customers and communities.

Media contacts

MISA Malawi

Chairperson, Teresa Ndanga

Cell: +265 999 247 911 or email teresa.temweka@gmail.com

National Director, Aubrey Chikungwa

Cell: +265 999 327 311 or email info@misamalawi.org

Old Mutual

Patience Chatsika

Marketing and Corporate Affairs Manager

Cell: +265 (0) 888 897 414 or email: pchatsika@oldmutual.co.mw

About MISA

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.

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