Canadian Ethnic Media Association Announces Recipients of 43rd Annual Journalistic Excellence Award
TORONTO, November 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Canadian Ethnic Media Association is proud to announce the winners of its 43rd Annual Journalistic Excellence Award. In its webcast, Thursday, November 25, 2021, hosted by Actor / Producer / Motivational Speaker Jesse Lipscombe of Edmonton; and host / reporter / producer Nicole Servinis of Toronto, CEMA announced the winners of its nine categories, as well as the winner of this year’s prestigious Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Lifetime Achievement Award.
*** Special Note:
The original 90-minute webcast of the 2021 CEMA Awards is now available, in full, at www.canadianethnicmedia.com.
The television premiere of the 2021 CEMA Awards presentation on OMNI 2, OMNI BC, OMNI ALBERTA will be broadcast Friday, December 3, 2021 – 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Repetition on OMNI 2, OMNI BC, OMNI ALBERTA is Sunday 12 December 2021 – 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The 2021 Canadian Ethnic Media Association Journalistic Excellence Award winners, by category, are:
Steve Hon Man So, producer, Fairchild Television, for Three types of trust.
Taya Rtichsheva, Executive Director, U. Multicultural Inc., for Indigenous languages ââseries.
Adelina Suvagau, producer / director of Freedom box, Imagine Freedom Films Inc.
Randy VanDerStarren, founder of Take Your Seat Together, for Canada & Thailand 60e Birthday.
Marcelo Donato, host / producer of Perspectango, CHIN Radio, Ottawa.
Ryan funk, Communications and Marketing Specialist, U. Multicultural Inc., for We are all fighting together.
Jagjeet Sharma, editor / publisher, of Chronicles of Covid 19, Reflections on the 2020 Pandemic. A collection of stories, poems and articles.
Manjula selvarajah and Kirthana Sasithram, journalists and creators, for Daringly Asian, Radio-Canada Toronto.
Steven mceown, producer, Rogers TV; Kerry Biskupski, broadcast design, Rogers TV; and Marguerite Wong, community liaison officer, OMNI TV; for Indigenous interstitials.
Marcus Kolga, founder and director, Uninform.
As part of the national celebration of the 50e Anniversary of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, CEMA bestowed a special honor on an individual considered a champion of diversity and freedom of expression. President of CEMA, Madeline Ziniak explains: âIn light of this auspicious anniversary, it is only fitting that the The Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Lifetime Achievement Award goes to that of Toronto Yuri Chymko, who dedicated his life to multiculturalism in Canada and the pursuit of legal protection of the cultural and linguistic rights of all ethnocultural communities. Mr. Shymko has been considered a supporter and promoter of Canadian ethnic media and a pioneer of multiculturalism for decades. Â»For a full biography of Yuri Chymko, please visit our website: www.canadianethnicmedia.com
Building on the success of the first virtual production of its prestigious awards last year, CEMA returned this year with its second online presentation, bigger and better than ever! This claim was easily validated by the record number of high quality submissions received this year, and the superb caliber of content and production values. It was a difficult task for the jury to determine the winners, and the association’s unanimous decision was to award two finalists in most categories to recognize and celebrate the exceptional work generated by from Canada ethnic media.
It all happened on the webcast when the finalists first learned about the winners of their respective categories.
The highly respected CEMA Annual Awards for Journalistic Excellence, continues to be available on the CEMA website: www.canadianethnicmedia.com, and can be more widely seen in the coming weeks thanks to broadcast agreements with OMNI Television, Ethnic Channels Group and ATN-Asian Television Network. Stay tuned for the next release date information.
The awards show is the culmination of a busy year for the Canadian Ethnic Media Association. CEMA has worked tirelessly to defend ethnic media operations facing ad revenue issues, while trying to keep their communities up to date with the coronavirus and other major issues. CEMA has communicated its plight to the country’s three levels of government, most recently to the Canadian Radio and Television Council (CRTC), as part of the Canadian Ethnocultural Media Coalition, a consortium formed in collaboration with the Council. Ethnic Channels Group, ICI Television and TLN Media Group to advocate for the importance of ethnic media in Canada.
CEMA strongly believes that Canadian-owned ethnic media play a vital role in Canadian society. As Ms. Ziniak explains, âFor recent immigrants and subsequent generations, ethnic media helps promote understanding and acceptance of this country, including the rights, privileges and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship. They encourage the continuity of cultural traditions and the reaffirmation of identities by engaging community discourse.
Also during this year, notably the 5e Anniversary of the CEMA Media Directory, the association has responded to the constant demand for access to the Directory from all sectors, public and private, by undertaking the massive work of refreshing its lists to ensure complete and confirmed accuracy.
Ms. Ziniak is pleased that the organization was able to organize its long-awaited annual recognition of from Canada multicultural community media. âThe 43rd Annual Journalistic Excellence Awards continues from Canada best in the ethnic media landscape and to highlight its importance to Canadian audiences â.
The Canadian Ethnic Media Association is pleased to welcome the return of Ontario Creates as a sponsor of the 43rd Annual Awards for Journalistic Excellence. Ontario Creates is an agency of the Government of Ontario that facilitates economic development, investment and collaboration in from ontario creative industries, including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors. For more information visit: creationontario.ca
The second virtual presentation of the CEMA Journalistic Excellence Awards was produced by Stan papulkas, President, Hydra Films Inc., of Edmonton, Alberta. Stan is a seasoned independent television producer and filmmaker with many years of experience working with from Canada multicultural and multilingual television programmers.
CEMA thanks partners Canada News Wire / Cision and AllinBrand for their continued support.
SOURCE Canadian Ethnic Media Association
For further information: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Averill Maroun, Canadian Ethnic Media Association, Marketing and Media Relations, Phone: 905 881-3955, Email: [emailÂ protected], Website: www.canadianethnicmedia.com