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 empower the ordinary man. The award ceremony will be held on February 28 at Bhubaneswar.
The nomination for the award started on 15th Jan & will be completed on 10th February. After nomination period the process of selection will be judged by its panel of noted journalists and social activists with basis of popularity, effectiveness and peoples view, OMA is going to felicitate best Editor, Columnist, Cartoonist, Radio and TV Programme, Documentary, Journalism and Mass Communication institutes, Photographer, Blogger, Media Entrepreneur, Inspiring Media Entrepreneur, Peoples Cause Documentary/ Feature, Best use of New Media, Blogger, Community Media Initiative 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 experts from South Asian Countries. Journalist N.A.Shah Ansari, Convenor of the event & award committee said. Details can be availed from the web portal www.odishamediaaward.in he added.