#JVOJS2015: MindaNews received Award of Distinction and Joseph Morong of GMA Network, Inc. named Marshall McLuhan Fellow of 2015
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August 27, 2015
For more information on the Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar (JVOJS), please contact the Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR) at any of the following numbers: 894-1314/894-1326.
The Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility (CMFR) gave MindaNews, an online news service based in Mindanao, the Award of Distinction and the Embassy of Canada presented the plaque for the 2015 Marshall McLuhan Fellow to Joseph Morong of GMA Network, Inc. in a presentation ceremony held today at the AIM Conference Center, Makati.
The presentation took place after this year’s Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar (JVOJS) which focused on the following issues: peace in Mindanao and the Bangsamoro Basic Law, corruption and the 2016 elections.
The Embassy of Canada, with support from with SunLife Financial Inc., sponsors the fellowship named after communication theoretician Marshall McLuhan. It consists of a two-week familiarization and lecture tour of Canadian media and academic organizations, and later, a lecture tour of Philippine universities under Embassy auspices.
The Marshall McLuhan Fellowship was first given in 1997. Eighteen journalists have been named as Fellows, including Sheila S. Coronel (Columbia Journalism School and Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism), Yvonne T. Chua (VERA Files), Ed Lingao (now of TV5), Carolyn O. Arguillas (MindaNews), and Cheche Lazaro (ProbeTV), among others.
The panelists of this year’s JVOJS were:
Lore Mae Andong
Carolyn O. Arguillas
Cherry Ann T. Lim
GMA Network, Inc.
Each received a certificate of recognition and a P20,000.00 honorarium. CMFR gave MindaNews P30,000.00 and a certificate of distinction.
The panelists join the roster of Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Fellows, a community of journalists and media practitioners, who are invited to participate in CMFR’s events and programs as well as those organized by the Southeast Asian Press Alliance, a regional network of which CMFR is a founding member.
CMFR’s programs include the promotion of media responsibility and the protection of press freedom in the context of Philippine democratic development.