The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Philippines and its partners including the Peace and Conflict Journalism Network announced the winners of the first Red Cross Award for Humanitarian Reporting today, May 7, a day before Red Cross Day, at the Richmonde Hotel in Pasig City.
Here is the list of winners:
- First prize: Marya Salamat of Bulatlat online newsmagazine, for the story titled “Child rights advocates bewail distortion of child protection principles for counterinsurgency“, published Nov. 20, 2010
- Second prize: Ina Alleco Silverio, also of Bulatlat, for the story titled “Child soldiers or victims?“, published Feb. 6, 2011
- Third prize: Andreo Calonzo of GMANews Online, for the story “A year after Ampatuan massacre, local journalists struggle to stay safe” published Nov. 19, 2010
- First prize: Frinston Lim, correspondent of the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Mindanao bureau, for the story “Women grieve over landmine deaths” published Feb. 27, 2011
- Second prize: Stella Estremera, editor in chief of SunStar Davao, for the story about the Davao Jubilee Foundation and its amputee-beneficiaries
- Third prize: Fernando del Mundo, desk editor and chief of the Inquirer’s investigative team, for the series titled “New Centurions”
- First prize: Ed Lingao, multimedia director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, for the documentary “Maguindanao, isang taon” which aired Dec. 20, 2010
- Second prize: Malu Manar, DXND-NDBC program director, for “The armed conflict in Kabacan, North Cotabato which aired on Feb. 5, 2011
- Third prize: Margaret Ortigas, correspondent of Al Jazeera, for “Southern Philippines conflict: Splinter group seen as threat to peace” aired on Feb. 16, 2011
Winners received citations and special prizes from ICRC and its partner organizations.