University of Gezira and Gezira Stars Cultural Forum, yesterday at Wad Medani, veiled the curtains on second version of Journalism Creativity Award. The competition was sponsored by University of Gezira, with the participation of journalists in Khartoum besides newspapers correspondents at the States. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Gezira, Prof. Mohammed El-Sanousi Mohammed, the Minister of Culture and Information at Gezira State, Inaam Hassan Abdel-Hafeez, the Director of Media and Public Relations Department at University of Gezira, Dr. Saleh Sharaf, and the Director of Gezira Stars Cultural Forum, Najm al-Din Al-Mubarak, besides Judgement committee and a number of media professionals and interested parties, witnessed the awards ceremony for the winning works, in addition to the distribution of certificates to all participants. Raja Nimir (Al-Tayar Newspaper) won the Journalist Award for the year 2016, under the title “This is not my Son”. Abdel Wahab Al-Sanjak finished second position in Al-Yaom Al-Tali Newspaper, under the title (a Tale of the Theatre of Pain).
And Najat Abdel-Rahim through Al-Mostagila Newspaper “Fadasi the Bleeding Wound”. Where Kawthar Babai won the best column in (Al-Mostagila Newspaper), under the title “Assaults of Doctors between Duty and the Law”. While the caricaturist, Fayza Mohammed Hassan, (Al-Intibaha Newspaper), won the Best Caricature Award, under the title “Rise of Dollar and Prices”. The Vice Chancellor of University of Gezira, Prof. Mohammed El-Sanousi Mohammed, said that he media is the voice of truth and one of the mechanisms that overwhelms time with its different possibilities. “The word remains in spite of the elapses of time,” he added. Explaining that the Award comes within its community responsibilities, considering that the press is the guardian of good practices and fights the negative ones to reach the safety of community. Prof. El-Sanousi pledged the continuity of sponsoring the Award of Journalism Creativity, in cooperation with Gezira Stars Cultural Forum. On the other hand, the Minister of Culture and Information at Gezira State, Inaam Hassan Abdel-Hafeez, said that the Journalism Creativity Award was considered as an additional to the cultural and media group in the State. Pointed to the roles of Gezira Stars Cultural Forum in stimulating the creativity in its various ways. She revealed wide partnerships for her Ministry with University of Gezira to put programmes on the ground, and she stated that the University has a growing role in social responsibility. The Director of Gezira Stars Cultural Forum, Najm al-Din Al-Mubarak, said that the Journalism Creativity Award in its second version was subjected to wide criteria with the participation of journalists in Gezira and Khartoum State. He drew attention to the transparency of the Evaluation Committee to bring the result to safety.