20 March 2003

IFJ Journalism for Tolerance Prize: Announcement of finalists in South East Asia

The IFJ today announced the nine finalists for the IFJ Journalism for Tolerance Prize in South East Asia.

The finalists have been chosen from the more than 100 entries submitted to the Prize in South East Asia and were judged by a well respected Jury from around the region. The South East Asia Jury members are:

    Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, assistant group editor, The Nation (Thailand),
    Ms. Rungmanee Mekhasobhon, senior freelance broadcast journalist (Thailand),
    Ms. Ng Poh Tip, group chief editor, The Star (Malaysia),
    Ms. Dana Iswara, current affairs and talks show manager, TV 7 (Indonesia),
    Mr. Luis Teodoro, editor, Philippine Journalism Review and columnist, Today (Philippines) and
    Mr. Lor Chandara, senior reporter, The Cambodia Daily (Cambodia)


The finalists are:

Print/on-line:
  • Sanitsuda Ekachai (Thailand), "Searching for a State" Bangkok Post, 25 June, 9 and 23 July 2002

  • Supara Janchitfah (Thailand), "Falling Trees Have Long Shadows" Bangkok Post, 24 March 2002

  • Yusi A Pareanom (Indonesia) "After the Dragon is Free to Dance" Tempo Magazine, 24 February 2002


Television:
  • Butrat Butprom (Thailand) "Broken Home" ITV, 3 Nov 2002

  • Pipope Panitch Pakdi (Thailand) "Cobalt 60: The Continuing Struggle" Nation Channel, 17-18 Sept 2002

  • Anton Bachtiar Rifai (Indonesia) "They That Have Been Forgotten" Metro TV, 15 Dec 2002


Radio:
  • Ayu Purwaningsih (Indonesia) "Racial Riots In May 1998, 4 Years Went By And Forgotten", Radio 68 H, 13-18 May 2002

  • Sri Lestari (Indonesia) "Confusianism In Indonesia: Civil Right Trape Of The Minority" Radio 68 H, 29 Dec 2002

  • Budie Santi (Indonesia) "Papuan Woman Under Customary Oppression" broadcast on various radio networks of Radio Jurnal Perempuan Production throughout 2002.


The winners of the Prize will be announced at the prize giving ceremony in Bali Indonesia on 20 April 2003. The ceremony will be combined with a regional forum focusing on the aims of the Prize.

The IFJ Journalism for Tolerance Prize, promoting tolerance, combating racism and discrimination, will be awarded to journalists in five regions of the world.

In South East Asia, a total prize pool of €3,000 will be awarded for entries in three separate categories: print/on-line, radio and television.

The Prize, supported by the European Union, has been launched at a time when cultural, religious and ethnic differences are increasingly contributing to instability and unrest in many regions of the world.

For more information visit contact the IFJ South East Asia Co-ordinator, Akuat Supriyanto:

C/O THE ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS (AJI)
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JAKARTA 10210
INDONESIA
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