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2011 Migration Advocacy and Media Awards, accepting nominations

MANILA — The Inter- Agency Committee (IAC) for the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines, announces the nominations for Migration Advocacy and Media Awards (MAMA) is now open.

altMAMA aims to recognize the significant role of media in the promotion and advocacy of migration development, in raising public awareness on the issues of Filipino migration such as human trafficking, illegal recruitment, brain drain and brain circulation, remittance flows, families left behind by migrants, etc.

The MAMA was conceived by the IAC. The IAC is chaired by the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch and co- chaired by the Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO).

Eligible for the said awards are media works by 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 should be media works released from January 1- September 30 and must have raised public awareness on issues on Filipino migration; advocated the cause of Filipinos overseas and promoted a positive image of Filipinos overseas, and migration and development.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from www. cfo.gov.ph and submitted together with an endorsement letter from the nominating party, summary of the entry’s outstanding contributions related to migration and development, an d other supporting documents. All submissions must be written in English or Filipino.

Entries to the Awards must be submitted on or before September 30, 2011 to MAMA Secretariat, Commission on Filipino Overseas, Citigold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Ave. cor Osmena Highway. (PIA-GHQ).

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2011 Migration Advocacy and Media Awards, accepting nominations