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Samson Lardy Anyenini adjudged 2019 GJA Journalist of the Year

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Samson Lardy ANYENINI
Samson Lardy ANYENINI
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Samson Lardy Anyenini with the Multimedia Group has emerged the 2019 P.A.V. Ansah Journalist of the Year at the 25th Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) Awards ceremony on Saturday.

The legal practitioner with over two decades of media experience also won the Award for Democracy and Peace Building on the night.

Delivering his acceptance speech, Samson Lardy Anyenini urged his fellow journalists to be steadfast as the 2020 general election approaches.

He noted that the media plays an important role in the country’s democracy and, therefore, must not allow themselves to be bullied by security personnel and political parties.

“During the elections, when for some reason someone asks you to bring your recorder for it to be destroyed, do not give it to them. Let them know that if you are in the wrong, then they should report you to the police,” he emphasised.

Mr Anyenini also cautioned security personnel and other political actors to desist from assaulting journalists insisting that it is an illegal act.

Citi FM was also named as the best radio station for the year 2019, English radio station category. 

This is the second time GJA is acknowledging the station for its good work. Citi FM won the same award in 2018.

The current award was given at the 25th GJA Awards held on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

The station’s flagship morning show programme, Citi Breakfast Show has also adjudged the best English morning show for the year 2019. This is the fourth time in a row the Citi Breakfast Show has picked up such award.