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The deadline for regional journalists and individuals or groups working in the fields of population and development to submit works for the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) 2008 Caribbean Population Awards, has been extended to September 19.
The newly re-branded Caribbean Population Awards, formerly the Caribbean Media Awards, is part of ongoing efforts to encourage excellence among print, radio and television journalists from the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, in reporting on population and development. Journalists will vie for awards in Platinum, Gold and Silver categories.
Forming part of the 2008 theme are population data collection and analysis issues such as reproductive health surveys, and contraceptive prevalence surveys, the integration of population issues in development frameworks and population dynamics issues which include migration, urbanization, ageing; sexual and reproductive health including family planning and safe motherhood; and gender equality and equity.
Nine years after its first staging, the organizers have, for the first time, introduced a non-media category, which will recognize the works of individuals, organizations or groups that have implemented a project dealing with a population or development issue, and have positively impacted the quality of life of the regional population.
The UNFPA Office for the Caribbean continues in its efforts to encourage interested parties to submit works published between October 1, 2007 and August 12, 2008 to meet the September 19 deadline.
The ceremony will be held in Paramaribo, Suriname on November 28.