70 nominees picked for Journalism Awards Seventy nominees from print and electronic media have been picked for the Excellence in Journalism awards (EJAT) 2011. The Executive Secretary of the Media Council of Tanzania, Kajubi Mukajanga, announced the names of the nominees at a press conference held at the Council premises in Dar es Salaam today (February 20,2012). Mukajanga said the winners of the Awards would be known during the EJAT Gala night to be held on March 30, this year. The nominees whose list has been made public represent the winners, second and third runners up. Mukajanga said that EJAT is generating big interest and attracting more entries since it started in 2009, He said while in 2009 there were 304 entries in 2010 there were 437 and in 2011 it has attracted 772 entries. This time, he said, awards for 18 categories are up for grab. The categories are Economic and Business Reporting, Sports and Culture, Environment, Health, Children, HIV/Aids. Good Governance, Gender, Telecommunications, Science and Technology, Domestic Tourism, Conservation of National Parks, Malaria, Photojournalism and Best Cartoonist. There is also an open category for creative excellent journalistic work which does not fit in any of the listed categories. The nominees were picked a panel of judges led by veteran editor Wencelaus Mushi who was the chief judge. Other members of the judging panel were Attilio Tagalile, Edda Sanga, Yusuf Omar Chunda, Pili Mtambalike, Pudenciana Temba, Mwanzo Millinga, Bernadina Chahali and Anaclet Rwegayura. The EJAT nominees for print media and their media outlets in brackets are as follows Eric Kabendera (The Citizen);Frank Leornard (Habari Leo); Angela Batuli (Uhuru); Victoria Mungure (Msemmakweli); David Azaria (Habari Leo); Joas Kaijage (The Citizen); Paul Mabeja (Nipashe); Audax Mutiganzi (Rai) and Neville Meena (Mwananchi). Others are Rehema Mohamed (Majira); Frederick Katulanda (Mwananchi);Joseph Zablon (Mwananchi);Joseph Zablon (Mwananchi);Bernard James (The Citizen) Bernard Lugongo( The Citizen);Iman Man (The Daily News); Abdallah Msuya (The Daily News); Paul James Sarwatt (Raia Mwema); Joseph Zablon (Mwananchi);Monica Luwondo( The Guardian); Albano Midelo (Nipashe); Gordon Kalulunga (Mtanzania); Lucas Liganga (The Citizen); Mary Mahundi (Mwananchi); Felix Mwakyembe (Raia Mwema); Esther Macha (Majira) and Polycarp Machira (The Citizen). Others are Happy Severin (Nipashe); Editha Karlo (Uhuru);Daniel Mbega (The Citizen);Tom Msoba (The Citizen); Elias Msuya (Mwananchi);Abdallah Bakari (Mwananchi);Shariffa Kalokola (The Citizen); Lilian Lugakingira (Mwananchi);Khalfan Said (The Guardian); Nashon Kennedy (Habari Leo); Freddy Azzah (Mwananchi) Nasra Abdallah (Tanzania Daima); Suzy Butondo (Mwananchi); Khamis Said (Uhuru);Said Michael( Tanzania Daima); Samwel Mwamkinga (The Citizen and Nathan Mpangala (Majira). Nominees for television are Victoria Patrick (TBC); Lekoko Piniel ole Levilal (Channel Ten); Stanley Ganzel (TBC); Emmanuel Buhohole (ITV);Jamaly Said (TBC);Anuary Mkama (Mlimani TV); Juma Nugaz (Clouds TV); Cassius Mdami (Channel Ten) and Anneth Andrew (TBC); Anganile Mwakyanjala (TBC). Nominees for Radio are Grace Kiondo (Radio Zenj FM); Mwamini Andrew (TBC- Taifa); Tuma Dandi (Mlimani Radio);Gervas Hubile (TBC Taifa); Noel Thomson (Afya Radio FM); Latifu Matimbwa (TBC Taifa);Abel Onesmo Mwende (Clouds FM); Abdallah Majura (Sports FM); Adedius Mkwage (TBC Taifa); Dorice Kaunda (TBC Taifa); Alex Magwiza ( TBC Taifa); Joseph Bura (TBC Taifa) and Beatrice Nangawe (Sunrise Radio FM). Others are Rahabu Fred (Radio Free Africa); Cesilia Ndabigeze (afya Radio FM); Catherine Nchimbi( TBC Taifa); Faraja Sendegeya ( Afya Radio FM); Hellen Madege (Sauti ya Injili);Sempanga Mchome ( Sauti ya Injili) and Mulhat Said (Chuchu Radi FM).