Rappler journalists finalists in 2016 Save the Children Media Awards
MANILA, Philippines – Three Rappler journalists made it as finalists in the 2016 Save the Children Media Awards.
With the theme "Uncovering Child Hunger and Malnutrition in the Philippines,” this year’s awards seek to recognize "audio-visual and print materials dedicated to presenting child hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines as an alarming and urgent concern in the pursuit of inspiring everyone to participate in the advocacy to eradicate these conditions."
The annual competition also wants to "encourage and engage" members of the media to "continue raising the public’s awareness regarding the reality of hunger and malnutrition’s impact on Filipino children and their families."
Two Rappler stories were nominated and accepted as finalists for the “Most Outstanding Article” category:
- Researcher and writer Jodesz Gavilan's "Where to find highest number of undernourished children in NCR?" looks into the results of Oplan Timbang of the National Nutrition Council to determine the effectiveness of efforts against malnutrition among children aged 0 to 5 in various LGUs in Metro Manila.
- Multimedia reporter Jee Geronimo’s "12M of stunted children in ASEAN live in PH, Indonesia – report" looks into a joint report by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United Nations Children's Fund, and the World Health Organization on how 12 million or close to three-fourths of the 17 million stunted children in the ASEAN actually come from the Philippines and Indonesia. It poses the challenge on how ASEAN countries can deal with child nutrition, especially the double burden of malnutrition: undernutrition, and being overweight.
- Photojournalist Mark Z. Saludes’s photo titled "Food security: a daily struggle” also made it as a finalist in the Most Outstanding Photograph category.
During the 2015 Save the Children Media Awards, Rappler won big in the awards – bagging 3 major awards.
Voting is now open for the People's Choice category. Visit the Save the Children Media Awards website to vote. – Rappler.com