The book that featured the works of the first eight graduates of ACFJ’s MA Journalism program was reviewed by Pacific Media Center director Dr David Robie. In his review entitled Conflicts challenge the Asian news media, Dr Robie lauded the book saying “The chapters in Blood are a celebration of the KAF [Konrad Adenauer
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Soham Gupta and Richard Dy, photojournalism graduates, will participate in a photography workshop to be held in New Delhi, September 22 to 26.
Four Mindanao-based graduates of ACFJ’s photojournalism and multimedia journalism programs received citations for their reports which featured consequences of conflict in the Philippine media. Photojournalism alumna Ruby Thursday More’s still photo entitled ‘Bakwit’ (displaced persons; based on the word ‘evacuate’) won the second prize in the photography category of the Red Cross Humanitarian Awards held at The Bayleaf Intramuros, Manila, August 27.
Visual literacy student Yusuf Ahmed and DPJ alumni A.M. Ahad and Soham Gupta were among the 10 photographers recognized in Transparency International’s youth photo and writing competition last month. Their photos bested around 500 entries on the theme ‘Illustrate the negative effects that corruption has on your world,’ according to the organizer’s website.
Three of Sailendra Kharel’s images were recognized in the International Money Express (IME)-Global IME Bank Nepal photo contest and exhibition 069 held in July. Kharel’s still image about the local women of the Mustang district of Nepal was named as the Photo of the Year while his still image of a young cyclist watching the
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan’s still image entitled ‘Worker’ won the Best Photo prize in the global category of International Labour Organization (ILO) Youth Employment Programme’s ‘Work4Youth’ contest.
Sun.Star Network Exchange editor-in-chief Ma. Lourdes ‘Nini’ Cabaero, MA Journalism graduate and faculty member, is this year’s recipient of the Sandra Burton-Nieman Fellowship.
VJ Villafranca, DPJ class 2008, has won a slot in the World Press Photo’s 2013 Joop Swart Masterclass. He is the first Filipino photographer to be selected for the annual event, reputably among the most prestigious of its kind.
For his story on Saudi Arabia’s rehabilitation program for former Al-Qaeda recruits, Syed Nazakat (MA Journalism, 2009; ACFJ fellow) has won the International Center for Journalists’ (ICJ) Christiane Amanpour Award for Religion Journalism.
In honor of St. Valentine, photojournalist Sheila Nicolas-Red (DPJ, SY 2006-07) holds an outdoor photo exhibit at Ciudad del Carmen Executive Village multi-purpose Unit, Pasig City from 3 to 6 pm today.