Award for Press Ombudsman

2012-07-29 20:01
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Johannesburg - Press Ombudsman Joe Thloloe has received the Nat Nakasa Award for media integrity.

He was honoured to receive the award, which was made at the SA National Editors' Forum council meeting in Durban on Saturday, Thloloe told the radio station SAfm.

The award is named for journalist Nathaniel Ndazana Nakasa, who worked for Drum Magazine and was the first black journalist in the newsroom of the Rand Daily Mail. He died in exile in the United States at the age of 28.

Previous winners include Alf Khumalo, Max du Preez and Mzilikazi wa Afrika.

Thloloe has been a journalist for over 50 years, and has headed a number of media organisations, including SABC news and e.tv.

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