Rappler's Lozada named ADBI Young Dev't Journalist
TOKYO, Japan – Rappler multimedia reporter David Lozada was awarded Young Development Journalist of the Year in the Developing Asia Journalism Awards (DAJA) Forum 2013 held from November 21 to 22 here.
Lozada, who is also coordinator for MovePH, won the award for his article ASEAN Economic Community: Are we ready for 2015? It argues the unpreparedness of Southeast Asian citizens for the regional economic integration due to lack of awareness and common identity.
Nineteen other journalists from all over Asia were selected to participate in the forum to discuss this year's theme of Regionalism in Asia vs Globalization. Other Filipino finalists were Iris Cecilia Gonzales (The Philippine Star), Bernadette Magkilat (Manila Bulletin), and Joyce Babe Panares (Manila Standard Today).
The winners were the following:
- Winner: Shamindra Kulamannage of Sri Langka
- 1st Runner-up: Iris Cecilia Gonzales of the Philippines
- 2nd Runner-up: Thi Kim Le of Vietnam
- Young Development Journalist: David Lozada of the Philippines
Lozada was also among the select finalists who presented their articles during the forum.
DAJA is organized by the Tokyo-based Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), a think-tank subsidiary of the regional Asian Development Bank. This is the 8th year since 2004 that the awards were given. – Rappler.com