Fernandez’ entry wins Best Investigative Report award

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For contributing to public awareness and understanding on population and development, Lira Dalangin-Fernandez’ entry entitled, “Israeli organ traffickers bring business to RP; Organ harvest in Quezon province” was chosen as the Best Investigative Report at the recent 7th Annual Population and Development (PopDev) Media Awards.

Olarte writes for Asian News Network

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Avigail (Avie) Olarte, MA Journalism alumna (2010), joins Asian News Network (ANN), and contributes as a new staff her first story entitled ‘Exiled Dreams,’ a crossborder story on Sri Lankan refugees living in Bangkok.

Photojourn alumna wins CMMA

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Candice Reyes, photojourn graduate (2009) from the Philippines, recently won honors at the 33rd Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) held in Makati City on 19 October 2011.

Dancing inmates of Cebu City

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Prisoner rehabilitation pursues many creative approaches across the globe, from encouraging yoga exercise in India to introducing its own World Cup Football competition in Thailand.

Cheryl Baldicantos, a new ACFJ photojourn graduate, featured in her final Diploma Project Development another mode of prisoner rehabilitation – the dancing inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Cebu City, Philippines. The dancing inmates have become world-famous so much so that they have been viewed as dancers instead of prisoners.

Delhi Photo Festival features Ratnakar’s photojourn work

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Quezon City, 18 October 2011. Nishant Ratnakar, ACFJ alumnus from India, gained recognition at the recent Delhi Photo Festival, which featured his photojourn project entitled ‘Fistful of Dreams.’ His work tells a universal story of gender and color discrimination through the lives of Veena and her daugher Akila, and adopted five-year old child Palguni from

Multimedia journ student joins UNESCO Youth Forum

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Rajneesh Bhandari,  a multimedia student from Nepal, has been selected to participate as blogger/journalist at the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum 2011 in Paris from 17 to 20 October 2011. Bhandari is presently enrolled in ACFJ’s  multimedia journalism program. Bhandari, sub-editor/reporter at Kantipur Television Network in Kathmandu, was one of seven journalists across the globe chosen to

GMB Akash wins more awards in England and USA

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The world’s most respected names in photography recently selected distinctive pictures to be honored at the 6th Annual Black & White Spider Awards in London. One of the winners was GMB Akash, a multi awarded photographer from Bangladesh. He is currently enrolled in the multimedia journalism program administered by ACFJ. He was awarded an honorable

Arguillas wins 2011 Marshall McLuhan Award

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Mindanews editor-in-chief Carolyn Arguillas, a graduate of the MA Journalism program being administered by ACFJ under the Ateneo Department of Communication, is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Embassy’s prestigious Marshall McLuhan Fellowship Award for her excellence in journalism. Arguillas was named the Marshall McLuhan Fellow for 2011 for her collective body of work both