The Winner of the Media Contest - 2014 Media Work on Theme of Education is Awarded by the Georgian Coalition for Education For All

On March 6, at the Centre for Training and Consultancy was held the award ceremony for best media work of 2014 on theme of education. The media contest was initiated and organized by the Georgian Coalition for Education For All to promote media interest toward education and support civil society's and media means cooperation.  
Representatives of media and civil society working in the field of education attended the event.
The contest was announced in the middle of January 2015. By the end of material submission deadline, on February 10 the Coalition received 31 work from 25 journalists - 25 articles, 4 TV and 2 radio broadcast.
It took 3 weeks for the jury composed by the coalition's board members to review received materials and select the winner of the contest. Main criteria for assessment of journalists work were priority/importance of the topic, problem identification/evidence/analyse, presentation skills/form and connections to EFA principles.
As the chairman of the coalition board, Mr Revaz Apkhazava mentioned in his opening speech, the coalition plans to make this contest an annual event and change/improve the format, so the media materials to be prepared specifically for the contest, to separate from each other and have three media categories - printed/electronic, radio and television. For that end, during the discussion, presented journalist provided their suggestions on how to improve the format and make the contest more representative.          
Journalist of regional radio broadcaster "Hereti", Giorgi Aladashvili has received 1000 us dollar and EFA Georgia memorable prize for the journalistic investigation radio broadcast "Dignity Degrading Environment for More than 1000 Students" describing situation in one of the village of Kakheti region, where kids were forced to study in village's grocery store, cowsheds and etc, because of the absence of school building. Throughout of his investigation Giorgi went to the very roots of the problem, addressed local and national authorities. His broadcast found replies in other media means and as a result of his work, the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia already has started construction works and by the September of 2015 the village will have a new school building.
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