29th annual CEMA Awards to be presented June 22

    TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - The 29th annual Canadian Ethnic Media
Association (CEMA) Awards will be presented Friday, June 22 to journalists
from Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa and the Toronto area.
    This year, eight CEMA Awards will be presented at a gala held in the
Velma Rogers Graham Theatre, 333 Bloor St. E. at 7:15 p.m. In addition, the
Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Award, named for CEMA's founder, will be presented to
the person who has championed Canadian multicultural journalism.
    CEMA (formerly the Canadian Ethnic Journalists' and Writers' Club) which
was founded in 1978 as an inclusive organization for print, radio and
television media, now includes internet categories. CEMA publishes a website:


    News or feature

    PETER CZINK, The New Hungarian Voices, Vancouver quarterly magazine.
    For his series calling attention to the need to preserve heritage
reminders of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution which brought so many to Canada.

    Editorial or opinion piece

    ARNIM JOOP, The Albertaner, Edmonton, monthly German/English newspaper.
    For his editorial on treatment of Filipino domestics throughout the


    News or feature

    ERNIE TANNIS, CHIN Radio, Ottawa.
    For three submissions of his ongoing interview series on Cross Talk
dealing with conflict resolution in the fields of Pakistan earthquake, Dawson
College and world values systems.

    Editorial opinion piece

    HERMAN SILOCHAN, Viewpoint, CHIN Radio, Toronto
    For a moving opinion piece on the plight and exploitation of illegal
immigrants to Canada.


    News or feature

    MARCUS KOLGA, producer/director
    For the OMNI documentary Gulag 113, telling the story of his Estonian
grandfather's imprisonment in Siberia by the Soviets. 89-year-old Grandfather
is seen travelling from Canada to revisit the camp.

    Editorial or opinion piece

    LALITA KRISHNA producer of TV documentary for TVO
    Move Your World, showing the physical and spiritual experiences of three
Canadian teenagers visiting AIDS-wracked Tanzania and their resolution to
share their opinions with their peers.


    SUSANNE PACHER, Webmaster/editor Travel and Transitions

    Editorial or opinion

    60 years after -- some personal history questions
    The introduction to Susanne's site states her aim in publishing, based on
personal experiences in her native Austria.

    News or feature

    Two Toronto-based women create a documentary based on a Holocaust
education trip. Esther, of German origin and Heather, Chinese, found the trip
life-altering and in interviews speak of their hope to use their documentary
as a means of showing children the horror of genocide, wherever it may occur.


    Who, in his years as a representative of both the federal and Ontario
governments, encouraged and supported formative and productive relations with
Canada's ethnic media.

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For further information: BEN VICCARI, (416) 944-8175,

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