The Mining Media Awards were born out of the realisation that the media is an invaluable asset in creating a platform for advocacy and influence in the mining sector. The inaugural awards held in 2014 were a remarkable success receiving support from the media, mining fraternity and Government alike. Though mining provides impetus for local economic growth in Zimbabwe, its operations remain misunderstood by the majority of the public. It also finds itself under intense scrutiny more than ever before, especially in the wake of the era of resource nationalism that is blowing across the developing world.
With the sector taking center stage in economic development, it is in the mining industries best interest to forge meaningful relationships with the media through capacitating and rewarding media practitioners who are able to objectively articulate its concerns. With the support of our various partners the Mining Media Awards seek to honour media practitioners who have significantly contributed towards objective and impactful coverage of the mining sector.
Mejrkh Communications in partnership with the Chamber of Mines brings the 2015 edition of the Mining Media Awards, under the theme “Driving excellence in mining reporting”. The awards ceremony will be held on the 28th of August 2015.
Rationale for Awards
Owing to its capacity to communicate the true position on the ground, the media has a perfect profile for advocating for the mining sector. The Mining Media Awards aim to encourage coverage of the mining sector in the local media in a manner that has a favourable influence on decision makers, the public and the sector in general. The awards will reward media practitioners who would have meaningfully contributed towards creating awareness on the activities of the mining sector, issues affecting it as well as its role and relevance to economic growth.
Proposed Selection Criteria
News items will be judged on the following criteria:-
Proposed Award Categories
The following are the proposed categories for the Awards:-
Proposed Conditions of Entry
To encourage significant media participation, the proposed conditions of entry are as follows:-
The Mining Correspondents Media Awards are expected to yield the following results:-