Malaysian Journalism Prize: Astro AWANI grabs three gold, one bronze

Malaysian Journalism Prize: Astro AWANI grabs three gold, one bronze

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia-Malaysia Press Institute (MPI) -Petronas 2022 Journalism Prize Night was a meaningful night for journalist Mohammad Hilmi Ab Malik and cameraman Mohd Sallehin Hussain after being selected as the winner of one of the categories competed.

Their excellent report in coverage on ‘Kajang Bypass’ grabbed gold in the Best Video News category allowing them to take home RM10,000, trophies and certificates

“As a journalist, one of the satisfaction for me is when we succeed in helping the people resolve issues that arise through the platform we have.

“When the media puts its role in the right place, then it is not impossible that the media in Malaysia can be the main source of reference for the public.

“Anyway I am grateful for this award because it will indirectly be a stimulus for us to continue to work in bringing any issue in the future.

“Thank you also to Astro AWANI for always opening up space and opportunities for journalists to come up with their own ideas,” said Mohammad Hilmi.

Apart from the Best Video News category, Astro AWANI’s excellence in the MPI Malaysian Journalism Prize Night was also shared in the Outstanding Photo Essay category which was won by photographer, Muhammad Shahir Omar.

His victory allowed him to take home RM10,000 cash, trophies and certificates.

This gold victory did not stop there, in fact Astro AWANI continued to make history for the Astro AWANI team in the category of Column Writing or Outstanding Author Article by Dr Azlinariah Abdullah through writing entitled Memoir Nature in ‘My Story’: Justice in the Wilderness , the side of war wounds in Afghanistan is an American remnant, about refugees, about writing to color life.

Meanwhile, for the Outstanding Multimedia Journalism category, Astro AWANI won bronze through the collaboration of Zaireen Aliza Muhamad Zohadi, Faizan Che Ani, Mohd Fazil Che Ani and Abdul Hasib Jahidin.

They brought home RM1,000 along with a certificate.

As before, this edition also took place simultaneously with the Malaysian Journalist Night, saw 15 categories competed, including two special awards.

Kajang Bypass Special Report Package: Highway or cemetery? by Mohammad Hilmi Hj Ab Malik.

source – Nickyson Nyambar

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