Rappler reporter is finalist for dev’t journalism award
MANILA, Philippines – For a story on Asean citizens’ seeming unpreparedness for the region’s economic integration, among other articles, Rappler multi-media reporter David Bryan Lozada has been named finalist in a regional development reporting award.
The Developing Asia Journalism Awards (DAJA) – administered by the Tokyo-based Asian Development Bank Institute – are given to excellent in-depth reports on development issues by journalists from developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.
This is the 8th year since 2004 that the awards will be handed out. The theme for the 2013 competition is “Regionalism in Asia vs Globalization.”
Lozada has been chosen a finalist for the body of works he submitted, including:
- ASEAN Economic Community: Are we ready for 2015? – This perspective piece, published on April 26, 2013, argues the ASEAN economic integration set for 2015 may be facing not just economic and political challenges. Citizens of member countries, the report says, do not yet share an awareness of a regional identity.
- In PH migration report: Number of OFWs increasing, figures from an International Office for Migration shows that despite the efforts of the Aquino government to generate jobs in the country, more Filipinos still opt to work abroad. It was published on June 29, 2013.
- Hiring of OFWs in Taiwan back on track - MEcO shows the state of job hiring in MEcO Taipei a week after the ban on the hiring of OFWs in Taiwan was lifted. The report, published on Aug 14, 2013, was based on an exclusive interview with the MeCO labor chief, and also tackles the state OFWs in Taiwan during the tension between the two countries.
Lozada will join other finalists for the awarding ceremonines and a two-day forum in Japan in November. – Rappler.com