The Alliance for Women in Media (AWMA), a feminists media advocacy organization has extended its words of congratulation to TV3 news Anchor, Mrs. Portia Gabor for winning the 2021 Journalist of the year at the 26th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards last Saturday, November 12, 2022.
A statement signed by the National Convenor of AWMA, Ms. Shamima Muslim said the Alliance “notes with pride, the crowning of its Steering Committee member, Mrs. Portia Gabor as the Journalist of the Year 2021 during the 26th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards.”
“She has proved that despite all the threats, risks, challenges and tears this profession poses to practitioners, women are also willing and determined to make their mark,” portion of the statement reads.
Below is the Full Statement by AWMA
AWMA CONGRATULATES PORTIA GABOR-GJA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR AND ALL FEMALE WINNERS AT 26th GHANA JOURNALISTS AWARDS
Portia Gabor, Journalist of the Year 2021, Member AWMA Steering Committee.
14/11/22- The Alliance for Women in Media (AWMA) notes with pride, the crowning of its Steering Committee member, Mrs. Portia Gabor as the Journalist of the Year 2021 during the 26th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards.
Indeed, Portia Gabor has shown consistency over the past decade, picking up several awards for her various special reports in the areas of Health, Disability and Vulnerability. She has also shown a high sense of professionalism, dedication to duty, and passion for what she does and it is no surprise those efforts have culminated in being rewarded with the highest journalism professional award in Ghana. Ayekoo!
She has proved that despite all the threats, risks, challenges, and tears this profession poses to practitioners, women are also willing and determined to make their mark.
The Steering Committee of AWMA, of which Portia Gabor is a member, and the general membership, share in her moment of pride and heartily congratulate her for this significant feat.
Portia Gabor in reaction to this great honour, has paid glowing tribute to the pacesetters who broke the glass ceiling and on whose shoulders the next generation of young female journalists ride on to dream bigger dreams and achieve even greater honours.
AWMA knows that Portia Gabor will not only continue to work hard to churn out impactful stories, but is also committed to mentoring, training, and motivating young women in the profession.
AWMA will also like to congratulate all the ladies who won various category awards on the night: Peggy Ama Donkor (GTV), Mavis Ofei Akyeampong (GTV), Juliet Bawuah (TV3), Francisca Enchil (Joy Prime/Freelance), Benedicta A. Gyima (Ghanaian Times) and Beatrice Senaju(GBC). You have made us all proud and shown that we indeed have women.
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