It’s already October, and we’re nearing the first anniversary of the most heinous journalist-related killing in the Philippines – the infamous Maguindanao Massacre. The trial is still ongoing, and at this point we can only hope that justice may be served.
It’s been a long time since the incident, however, and it can’t be helped that the memory may have slipped from the consciousness of Philippine society. The victims of the massacre should not be forgotten, and the battle against impunity must continue to be fought.
This is why the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ), through the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) and along with the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Mass Communication (UP-CMC) is holding a multimedia contest entitled “FIGHTING IMPUNITY: The 2010 multimedia competition to mark the first year of Ampatuan Massacre.” The contest was officially launched in a function held at the CMC Auditorium last Sep. 29.
There are three themes the contest entries must address, and they are:
Of course, participants may only submit original work, but they may submit any number of entries in the three categories:
* The participant’s name and school should not appear on the actual entry itself.
The deadlines for submissions are:
Submissions should be submitted to:
University of the Philippines Diliman
College of Mass Communication
Room 216, Main Building, Plaridel Hall, College of Mass Communication
Ylanan Road, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City
Telefax: (+63 2) 9206859
UP VOIP: (+63 2) 9818500 loc. 2664
The Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists Secretariat
c/o the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
2/F Ateneo Professional Schools
130 H.V. dela Costa St., Salcedo Village
Makati City 1227 Philippines
Telephone Numbers: (+63 2) 894-1314/894-1326/840-0903
Telefax: (+63 2) 840-0889
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The judges of the competition are the Board of Directors of the FFFJ. They will be responsible for dividing the P120,000 total prize according to the quality of the entries.
The winners will be awarded in a ceremony on Nov. 22. The finalists will be announced a week before.
Additional information can be found here.