The Population Institute’s 2011 Global Media Awards
go to a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, the head of the UN Population Fund, PBS NewsHour
– and us! We’re thrilled to announce that the New Security Beat
has won its third Global Media Award for Best Online Commentary or Blog.
Our company in this year’s line-up is impressive:
Population remains an under-reported and oft-misunderstood issue, no less so during the “year of seven billion.” Thanks to the Population Institute’s long-running Global Media Awards (this is their 32nd year) for calling attention to these important contributions; the whole list is quality.
- PBS NewsHour, for several segments related to population issues, including one on an Indonesian plant showing promise for male birth control and another on how religion and tradition are clashing with family planning efforts in Guatemala;
- Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, for his editorial in Science, “Population and Development;”
- EarthSky: A Clear Voice for Science, for their series of weekly interviews with scientists around the world, including a series with population experts.
- Population Action International (PAI), for their short film Weathering Change, which tells stories about the impact of climate change on women from Ethiopia, Nepal, and Peru (and which was launched at the Wilson Center).
New Security Beat also got a nice shout-out from Andy Revkin on Dot Earth this week for our “seven billion” stories and coverage from South by Southwest Eco. For more on “seven billion” be sure to read Elizabeth Leahy Madsen’s breakdown of how we got to this milestone, Geoff Dabelko’s take on seven ways seven billion will affect the planet, the webcast of our recent reporting on population and environment event, and our latest YouTube videos, including PAI’s Roger-Mark De Souza presenting at South by Southwest Eco.