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Media Peace Award

Nga Tohu Rongomau Papaho
  • About the Media Peace Awards
  • "Trust wins Media Peace award" — The Daily News 7 December 1999

  • THE JOBS RESEARCH TRUST has been awarded the Premier prize in the Internet category of the 1999 Media Peace Awards, organised by The Peace Foundation.

    The award was announced on 18th November at a ceremony at the Maidment Theatre, Auckland. The Peace Foundation's greenstone and silver trophy was presented to Shirley Vickery who received the award on behalf of the Jobs Research Trust.

    The Jobs Research Website was designed by vivian Hutchinson, who is also editor of The Jobs Letter.

    In announcing the Premier Award, the Peace Foundation said:
    "The judges considered the winning site not only succeeds as a source of information on employment and unemployment related issues, but does so in a way that effectively uses the new medium.

    "The site supports the mission and values clearly set out on the front page, to provide "access to information, tools and ideas that will help our communities create more jobs and reduce unemployment and poverty in New Zealand and the world."

    "It is well architected with a simple structure, making it easy to navigate. There is effective use of spot colour, and the developers have avoided technological gimmickry.

    "Links to other sites are given with short but considered summaries, offering reasons to follow the link. The people behind the trust are clearly identified, something too many web sites fail to do ..."

    About the Media Peace Awards

    THE MEDIA PEACE AWARDS recognise those in the media whose work increases co-operation not conflict, tolerance not tension.

    Winning entries are those that demonstrate flair and skilful use of the media in various categories of Print, Radio, Television/Film, Internet, and Public Relations.

    The Judges look for work which challenges prejudices, advances understanding, goes beyond the sensational or trivial treatment of the issue, examines issues in their broader context, suggest ways of moving beyond conflict, and encourages moves for positive change.

    The Peace Media Awards Ceremony features prominent journalists and media commentators as keynote speakers.

    This year, the guest speaker was Pattrick Smellie, a journalist with the Sunday Star Times who has recently returned from East Timor. Past Speakers have included John Pilger, Patrick White, Judy Lessing, Kim Hill, Ed Asner and Noam Chomsky.


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