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Nominations for Migration Advocacy and Media Awards now being accepted

/ 07:00 AM September 18, 2014

DALY CITY — Nominations for the Migration Advocacy and Media Awards are now being accepted by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) which conceived the awards in 2011 to celebrate the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines (December and December 18, respectively, every year),

Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards recognize the significant role of the media in information dissemination and advocacy of news and concerns related to migration and development.

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Eligible for the awards are works by any individual, government and private media outlets, institutions and practitioners in print, radio, movie and television, advertising and internet, based in the Philippines and abroad.

Entries must have raised public awareness on issues on Filipino migration, advocated the cause of Filipinos overseas, or/and promoted a positive image of Filipinos overseas.

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Entries to the Awards must be submitted on or before October 15, 2014 to MAM Awards Secretariat, Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Citigold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Avenue cor. Osmeña Highway (South Superhighway) Manila, Philippines 1007.

The Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards consist of six categories. The Print Journalism Award is conferred on best print media. The Radio Journalism Award is conferred on best radio program.

The Television Journal Award is conferred on best television program (talk show, investigative journalism, TV special or documentary). The Film Media Award is conferred on best films and videos (full length or documentary).

The Interactive Media Award is conferred on web-based publications. The Advertisement Award is conferred on best print, radio or TV commercial/advertisements on issues concerning migration.

Since 2011, this recognition has been conferred on 31 awardees and serves to highlight the role of media in tackling migration concerns in celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos in December.

For more information on the Awards, please call the MAM Awards Secretariat at (632) 552-4761 (632) 561-8291 (telefax), or email at [email protected] To download the primer and nomination form, please check www.cfo.gov.ph.

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