The premiere annual ‘Awards Night’ of the Journalism Awards for Excellence Programme organized by The Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka (TEGOSL) and the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) will be held for the 17th consecutive year on Tuesday, August 02, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom of Mount Lavinia Hotel.
Described as the Sri Lankan equivalent of the Pulitzer, the Excellence in Journalism Awards is the most prestigious annual programme for journalists, which recognizes outstanding work and rewards those deserving merit.
The Journalism Awards Programme was started in 1999 by The Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka following the “Colombo Declaration on Media Freedom and Social Responsibility.” In 2004, the Sri Lanka
Press Institute was inaugurated and from then on the Awards Night
was jointly organized by TEGOSL and the SLPI.
The goal of the Awards Ceremony has been to shape the future of
journalism in the country by improving the skills needed for excellence, recognizing and rewarding achievements and high standards as well as focusing on professional ethics.
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