JAWS awards Samoan Journalists
For the first time in the history of JAWS, the organisation awarded local Journalists. The notion came after the executive agreed that some members of the media industry were deserving of recognition after tremendous efforts and extensive work in the Samoan media industry.
The JAWS Media Awards were presented to Journalists with more than ten years of service to the media industry in Samoa. The awardees ranged from current serving Journalists, to media Owners and Executives. Not all awardees were present, but their awards are being delivered to them.
In early 2004 the then JAWS board awarded the Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister of Samoa with Press Freedom Awards for their work in transparancy, accountability and good governance. The awards by JAWS to Journalists is an acknowledgement that they have played an integral part in the Press Freedom of Samoa.
The Awardees who were present.