|JAMAICA BROILERS GROUP “FAIR PLAY” AWARDS WINNERS – 2011/2012
This was the inaugural year for separate Fair Play Awards for Radio and Television though no entries were received in the Radio category.
The Fair Play Award – Television went to Television Jamaica for the third time in the 12 year history of the award. The well researched investigative series, “Working in Danger? Asbestos Alert’ was placed first by two judges and second by a third judge earning it the most overall points in this category. The series was described as enlightening, and worthy of a first place nod with the potential to save many lives. The entry was also highlighted for its significant contribution to public awareness on an important health issue. The TVJ winning team comprised of Kirk Wright, Ivan Shaw, Rodney Longmore, Tamika Carter and Robert Hylton.
H.G. Helps of the Jamaica Observer was awarded the Fair Play Award – Print for his riveting and revealing expose “Death Postponed.” The award was H.G. Helps first and the Jamaica Observer’s second in this category. The judges described the story as a good series of honest conversations which gave sensitive treatment to a sensitive subject. This entry was the only print entry to earn top three placements from all five judges with two giving it a nod for first place.
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