Recognizing the best journalism on the U.S.-Mexico border

El Paso, TX, August 8, 2012 (PAHO/WHO) - As part of the celebration of World Press Freedom Day celebrated on May 3, 2012 and in order to recognize the best journalism in the region of the United States-Mexico border, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) U.S.-Mexico Border Office, has invited journalists from both sides of the border to submit entries to be recognized as the best in ethical journalism that has contributed to improving health and development in the region.


The purpose of the call is to recognize the best journalism that has helped to emphasize the core values, welfare, quality of life and development of the border community, as well as focus on the common realities that are happening on the region. The works in journalism may be in Spanish or English, must be submitted before August 17, 2012, and must have been published or broadcasted between May 1, 2011 and May 3, 2012. The awards presentation will take place in September, 2012 during an awards ceremony. The categories for participation are: print media, radio, television and electronic media.


Individuals or teams who can participate in the four different categories: independent journalists and  journalists from local media who have contributed to TV channels, newspapers, online newspapers, blogs, radio and media within the universities. The best journalistic works in each category will be notified during the month of August 2012 and authors will be invited to a special awards ceremony. 

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For more information please contact:
Lorely Ambriz, M.S.I.S
, Knowledge Management & Communication
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / A Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) United States-Mexico Border Office
5400 Suncrest Dr. Ste. C-4  El Paso, TX 79912
Office (915) 845-5950 Ext. 42523 / Cel (915) 449-3040  / Fax  (915) 845-4361
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