TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - The 31st annual Canadian Ethnic Media
Association (CEMA) Awards will be presented Friday, June 26 in Toronto.
Winners range from Stephen Hui for an article in Georgia straight on the
plight of the In-Shuck-chs on a reserve near Vancouver to a searching
documentary by Lalita Krishna on a Toronto photographer's work with at-risk
youth of the Peruvian rain forest.
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 through journalism has spoken for Canadian multiculturalism.
The awards presentation, which includes live performances from
ethnocultural entertainers, will be followed by a rooftop patio reception for
CEMA which was founded in 1978 as an inclusive organization for print,
radio and television media now includes internet. CEMA publishes a website at
2009 CEMA AWARD WINNERS
News editor, "The Georgia Straight", for the feature article "The
In-Shuck-ch's Road to Reconciliation" on this First Nation's quest for
Lucille de Saint-Andre
Journalist/author, for an informative perspective on Quebec regions, in
her series for "Echo Germanica".
Producer/host of "Mandi, Mandi", on CHIN Radio, for innovative
programming of local and Friulian news and events.
Creator and co-host of "Dialogue for Diversity", CHIN Radio, Ottawa for
"Three Women" a multi-faith discussion on religious commonality.
Producer/director for "Sinking The Gustloff: A Tragedy Exiled From
Memory", a documentary on the worst maritime disaster in history.
Producer/director for the compassionate documentary "Shift Focus", the
metaphorical journey of Toronto-based photographer Rodrigo Moreno.
Freelance writer, CP24 website, for an online article depicting how a
true story inspired a film on how innocent people often bear the
consequences of gang activity.
Raaj Kapur Brar
Editor and founder of the web magazine "South Asian Life" for his
inspiring series of editorials on the stories of young women in the
THE SIERHEY KHMARA ZINIAK AWARD
Producer/writer, for tireless efforts in broadcasting, writing, and the
cross cultural initiative of bringing Canada's Chinese community to a
wide multicultural audience through an internet magazine.
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For further information: Doreen Vanini, (416) 962-7852 or Ben Viccari,