Bhubaneswar: Odisha Media Award (OMA) is an attempt by a group of journalists and development activists committed to the people of Odisha. The primary objective of OMA is to facilitate media coverage of people’s causes by recognising and encouraging journalists and other media persons of the state of Odisha who through their works have championed causes of people while passing relevant information to em- power the ordinary man. The award ceremony will be held on February 28 at PanthaNiwas, Bhubaneswar.
The nomination for the award was started on 15th Jan & completed on 10th February. After nomination period the process of selection was judged by its panel of noted journalists and media activists with basis of popularity, effectiveness and peoples view, OMA is going to felicitate best Editor, Columnist, Cartoonist, TV Programme, Docu- mentary, Journalism and Mass Communication institute, Photographer, Blog, Inspir- ing New Media Entrepreneur, Peoples Cause Documentary, Community Reporters etc.
During the event “South Asia Media Talk “ will be held which aims to offer the unheard community and young adults a platform to talk about social issues that concern them, their peers and their communities. This open forum allows common masses and young adults to be heard and seen positively engaging in meaningful debates with media ex- perts from South Asian Countries like Bangladesh, Sri lanka, Nepal, Bhutan etc. Com- munity Media Specialist & Journalist N.A.Shah Ansari, Convenor of the event & award committee said.