Global Media Awards

The Population Institute (PI) is an international non-profit that educates policymakers and the public about population, and seeks to promote universal access to family planning information, education, and services.

Through voluntary family planning, we strive to achieve a world population in balance with a healthy global environment and resource base.

Each year PI honors journalists, filmmakers, radio and television show hosts, and editorial cartoonists from around the world who write about population issues.

The awards are designed to promote accurate and broader media coverage of population and development issues.

2009 marks the 30th year for the Global Media Awards.

This year, PI will give out a dozen awards, including awards for best radio show, best television show, and best editorial cartoonist.

The awards honor those who have contributed a greater public awareness of the various challenges related to population and reproductive health.

The awards serve to encourage editors, news directors, and journalists to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of population issues and to stimulate higher journalistic standards for reporting on global population issues.

In evaluating the entries, the judges look to determine whether the reporting is accurate and fair, easily understood by the targeted audience, and contributes to a healthy public debate over population and reproductive health.

Selection Criteria:

Entries will be evaluated on their potential to educate and inform policymakers or the general public about issues related to population growth.

The jury will score entries on the following criteria.

Is the program reporting:

  • Accurate and fair?

  • Easily understood by the targeted audience?

  • Offer a new or enhanced perspective on the subject of population?

  • Relevant to the public policy debate on population or public understanding of issues related to population?

  • Well-presented?

    Deadline: 4th September

    For more information and application, visit: Global Media Awards Website

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