The announcement of the winners of the 2012 Ossie Awards will be made at the JEAA conference dinner in Melbourne.
The annual Ossie Awards, named after journalist Osmar S. White, are organised by the Journalism Education Association of Australia. Senior journalists and editors judge the main award categories. Entries for this year's awards close on October 5, 2012.
Entries in each category will be judged according to four criteria:
- Use of medium
Winners in each category receive a $200 prize, funded in perpetuity by a generous donation by White's daughter, journalist and author Sally A. White. Numerous awards are offered, including the Dart Centre Asia Pacific student award for reporting on violence, disaster and trauma in society - any medium, worth $200.
Certificates for Best Student Publications will go to institutions and to individual students nominated by the supervising lecturer of the winning institution.
For more info: www.jeaa.org.au/the-ossie-awards/
A play at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, followed by a panel discussion by the cast and local immigration advocates.
On the streets of Guatemala City, gang members were Edgar's only family. But he dreamed of a different future. To leave the gang was a death sentence. Coming to the United States was his last hope.
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A panel of activists, journalists, academics, and citizens will discuss some very crucial questions concerning citizen journalism: With every person now a potential witness, how are human rights abuses being reported and contextualized? Does more content create more and faster change? Our experts will also examine how human rights stories have been covered over the last twenty years and consider how they will evolve in the future. Founded in the wake of the Rodney King beating caught on tape, WITNESS was employing video long before six billion people held video-enabled cellphones in their pockets.
The event is free to the public.
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Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), VII and UNION HZ will release FATAL NEGLECT, a six-part documentary film project, to tell the stories of millions of patients left behind by the global health revolution.
In Fatal Neglect: The Global Health Revolution’s Forgotten Patients, VII photographer's Seamus Murphy, Venetia Dearden, Ron Haviv, and John Stanmeyer document the impact of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, the three deadliest neglected tropical diseases -- (visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar), Human African Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), and Chagas -- and vaccine-preventable diseases.
The award-winning photojournalists traveled to Mali, Paraguay, South Sudan, and Tajikistan to capture the stories of frontline health workers trying to fight diseases that affect millions of people and kill hundreds of thousands each year yet garner little attention from drug developers, policy makers, or the mass media.
In Kiel, Germany, Dart Center Germany will conduct a one-day training program for students in trauma and journalism awareness.
The Dart Center in collaboration with the University of Kiel (FH), Germany, will present a day-long workshop training for students of journalism, led by Petra Tabeling, programme manager of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma in Germany. The curriculum will consider how media workers can best prepare for traumatic assignments and look in detail at the tools needed for sensitive reporting about victims. Please note: This event is closed to the general public.
University of Kiel (Fachhoschule Kiel) Fachbereich Medien Grenzstrasse 3 24149 Kiel
The EVAs Media Awards honour journalists for excellence in the reporting of violence against women, in print, television, radio and online media; and celebrate media contributions to the prevention of violence against women.
The EVAs are a celebratory event, highlighting good work, achievement and positive change in the area of media and prevention of violence against women.
Further details, including entry criteria and categories can be found here.
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