visit geneva;”>The Executive Director of LBT, Isaac Kimaze while addressing journalists at the High Court, said that UCRA has since its inception made great strides in improving the standards of court reporting and sensitizing Ugandans about their rights: efforts worth rewarding.
“As LBT celebrates its 5 anniversary in Uganda, nothing would give us greater joy than helping court reporters to get special recognition for their efforts,” Kimaze said.
“Journalists will be rewarded for their success, innovation and ethics in court reporting. LBT has already hired professionals to select the winners in relation to the 18 categories of the awards.”
He added that the event will bring together senior judges, magistrates, court registrars, lawyers, academicians civil society workers among others, to reflect on the role of broadcasting in expanding access to justice.
The lucky winners will be announced at the awards gala at Protea Hotel Kampala on 29 November, 2013. The Principal Judge, Justice Yorokamu Bamwine will be the chief guest at the event in which the winners will bag certificates, commemorative plaques and cash prizes.
There are 18 categories in which journalists will be awarded among which include; Eastern, Western, Southern, Central and Northern Regions Court Reporting Award.
The other slots are; Best Photography in Court reporting, Creative use of Technology in Court Reporting, Anti-Corruption Court Reporter of the year, Human Rights Court Reporter of the year, Best Commercial Court Reporter, Best Land Court Reporter, Best Criminal Court Reporter, Inspiring a Generation of Court Reporters and Court reporter of the Year.
Entries of Originally published or broadcasted local stories between 15 August, 2013-30 September will be nominated for the awards. Entry of a maximum of 3 stories per category is permitted and submission of stories ends on 25 November.