Broadcast journalist, Samson Lardy Anyenini, was Saturday crowned the 2019 Journalist of the Year at the 25th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards.
Mr Anyenini, a legal practitioner, is the host of Newsfile on the Multimedia Group’s Joy News.
He was also awarded the Democracy and Peacebuliding Award.
Mr Anyenini in his remarks expressed gratitude to the GJA for the honour done him.
He also expressed gratitude to all who had contributed in diverse ways to enhance his success.
He said the media played an important role in the country’s democracy and therefore, journalists must not allow themselves to be bullied by any one
“During the elections, when for some reasons 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," Mr Anyenini said.
The Graphic Communications Group also swept 11 awards.
Best News Reporting – Features Category (Print) – Rebecca Kwei (Daily Graphic)
Arts and Entertainment Reporting – Gabriel Ahiagbor (Daily Graphic)
Best in Domestic Tourism Reporting – Emmanual Adu Gyamrah (Daily Graphic)
Best Environment Reporting (Print) – Mohammed Fugu (Daily Graphic)
Small Scale Mining Reporting – Timothy Ngnenbe (Daily Graphic)
Best Oil and Gas Reporting – Moses Dotse Aklorbortu (Daily Graphic)
Best News Reporter - Seth Bokpe (Daily Graphic)
Best News Reporter - Henkin Adjase Kodjoe (Daily Graphic)
Special awards for Photo Journalists & Cameramen Emmanuel Quaye (Daily Graphic)
Newspaper of the Year – Daily Graphic
Outstanding Editor - Kobby Asmah (Daily Graphic)