The second installment of the annual Lilac Media Awards took place last Friday at the Peugeot plant in Gaborone.

The Lilac Media Awards aim to recognise and celebrate Botswana’s media houses, as surveyed in terms of the public’s perception during the period 2012/13.

The platform at once works to empower the consumer, as highlighted through the theme for the night, that of revolution and election.

This year’s media survey is the fourth consecutive polling.

The Awards were broken down into two key categories: radio and newspapers, each with a number of accolades within the respective categories.

Sunday Standard walked away with their lilac ceramic cow, a nod to their being recognised as the Best Overall Newspaper.

“It is rewarding to see that the efforts we put into giving our readers true value are being well received.

We’re honoured to have fared so well at the second Lilac Media Awards and thank the public and all stakeholders involved in this platform for this honour.

These accolades are as much the public’s as they are ours.

It is a vote of confidence in our efforts to do a thorough work in all our journalism,” said Spencer Mogapi, Editor of Sunday Standard.

The second major award of the night went to Yarona FM, applauded as the Best Overall Radio Station.

Station Manager, David Moepeng commented, “Whenever the consumer is given the vote, Yarona FM emerges victorious.

We always work hard to offer only the best for our listeners, locally and for our international audience.

Be it from our programming to our guests and our content, we work hard to stay on top and it’s wonderful to have those efforts recognized.”


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