All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) constitutes “Key Journalist Award”
ISLAMABAD- The All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) has decided to join the efforts to create awareness about the critical problem of deteriorating maternal and child health care situation in the country. In this connection the APNS has set up a new award for the Journalists tilted the “APNS Key Journalists Award” for maternal and child health.
The award will carry a cash prize of Rs 25, 000 along with a certificate declaring her/him as the; key journalists for maternal and child health’ fro the respective year.
Under this new programme, the APNS will give away an award to the journalists who are writing extensively on the health issues and particularly with reference to the worsening maternal and child health situation in Pakistan and related problems to create awareness among the people.
APNS Secretary-General Arshad Zuberi, in a latter addressed to all the journalists, has urged them to come forward and contribute their share towards the noble cause by making people aware of the issue and improve the reproductive health situation in the country.
The newly-constituted “APNS Key Journalists Award” sponsored by the Key Social Marketing (KSM), an organization actively busy in the field already.
The KSM spokesperson said that the move is in response to the grave situation and is aimed at arresting the alarming deterioration of the situation.
“Motivating and educating the public about the many facets of the issue has been an ongoing objective of many journalists and the newspapers for which they write”, he said
“Articles about advances in health care, investigative pieces about sub-standard care practices, interviews with leading doctors, information on better nutrition practices, explanations about to deal with side effects of contraceptives are all examples of the positive role journalists can play,” the KSM spokesperson said.
The journalists writing on these particular or related issues can send their entries to the APNS offices, 32-Farid Chambers, Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi-3.
A distinguished panel of judges nominated by the APNS will assess and analyze the entries and decide the winners, the spokesperson said
The first award for the year 2000 will be presented at the APNS annual meeting. On January 30, 2001 has been set as the last date for sending entries, he added.
The participants have been advised to send their entries to the Coordinator, APNS Key Journalists Award for Maternal and Child Health’ at the APNS offices in Karachi along with a brief statement highlighting the point emphasized in the article/story/write-up, the spokesman said.
Source: Business Recorder