Nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2012 are now formally open.
Rome, May 3, 2012 – Conceived in 2011 by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) for the Celebration of 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 aim to recognize the significant role of the media in information dissemination and advocacy of news and concerns related to migration and development.
Eligible for the Awards are works by any individual, government and private media outlets, institutions and practitioners in the fields of 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.
Entries to the Awards must be submitted on or before September 30, 2012 to MAM Awards’ Secretariat, Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Citigold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Avenue cor. Osmeña Highway (South Superhighway) Manila, Philippines 1007.
The recipients of the first MAM Awards include “From Carabao to Sheep” by AKLnzPINOYS (Print Journalism Award), “Multicultural Family Broadcasting for Filipinos” by Woongjin Foundation (Radio Journalism Award-Regular Radio Program), “Citizen Pinoy by ABS-CBN Global Ltd. (Television Journalism Award-Regular TV Program), “Front Row-Pag-Uwi” by GMA NEWS TV Channel 11 (Television Journalism Award -Episodic), “The Filipina On Top: Deconstructing Maria Clara” by Illustrado Communications FZ-LLC (Film Media Award-Documentary), “Highlights and Lowlights: 38 Years of Pinoys Abroad” by Joseph Holandes Ubalde, www.interaksyon.com(Interactive Media Award) and “Mag-Ingat sa mga Illegal Recruiter” by CLTV 36 (Advertisement Award ).
For more information on the Awards, please call the MAM Secretariat at (632) 561-8291 (telefax), (632) 552-4766 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To download the primer and nomination form, please check www.cfo.gov.ph.