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Glyndŵr University hosts launch of Wales Media Awards 2016

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The prestigious Wales Media Awards 2016, celebrating the best in Welsh journalism, have launched at a special event at Glyndŵr University, Wrexham.

Held at the University’s Oriel Sycharth Gallery, the event featured winners from last year’s awards; online journalist of the year Sally Williams, and Derek Bellis, who collected the outstanding contribution to journalism award.

Free to enter, the 2016 Awards will celebrate and promote great journalism in Wales, with nominations accepted in 19 categories, covering the whole spectrum of Welsh media.

The headline sponsors are Comtek, a telecommunications company whose UK headquarters are based in Deeside.

Speaking at the launch, Comtek CEO Askar Sheibani said: "It took me literally five seconds to make the decision to be a sponsor for these awards.

"Many news journalists and broadcasters seen around the world are trained in the UK and there’s a good reason why. Our journalism is fantastic – something really special which we must try and preserve as best we can. These awards are about celebrating some of that great journalism here in Wales."

The Awards are organised by PR firm Spencer David with the generous support of a range of sponsors and partners. As well as celebrating the best of Welsh journalism, the awards support the Journalists’ Charity in Wales, the leading charity for all journalists in need, which helps them and their dependants with advice, grants and other forms of financial assistance.

The Wales Media Awards 2016 will be presented at the Mercure Holland Hotel, Cardiff, on March 4 2016, at a ceremony hosted by broadcaster Huw Edwards.

For more information about the awards, visit https://walesmediaawards.co.uk.

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