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Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) award for HIV/AIDS programming (15 Sept)

ABU launches new award for HIV/AIDS programming

Region :Asia and the Pacific

Topic :HIV/AIDS, Fellowships and Awards

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) has launched a new award to honor outstanding reporting on HIV/AIDS in the Asia-Pacific region.

Deadline: September 15.

The prize recognizes the efforts of broadcasters in creating programs of a high-standard that educate the public about HIV/AIDS. According to Francyne Harrigan, development projects manager at the ABU, the competition is an integral part of ABU's commitment to galvanizing media's power in Asia-Pacific to help reduce the AIDS epidemic.

The prize is open to all ABU member organizations. Entrants may submit up to two entries and the entries must have been first broadcast after September 2007. The Award recipient will win US$2,500 and will be flown to Bali, Indonesia to attend the gala award ceremony on November 24.

For more information, go to www.abu.org. my/abuprizeHIVAIDS.