Each year the Canadian Ethnic Media Association presents juried awards to journalists for excellence in their fields. The competition is open to all journalists, in any language, whether or not they are members of the Association.
SEIRHEY KHMARA ZINIAK AWARD
The Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Award, in honor of the founder, goes to a single person based on a body of work celebrating Canada’s diversity. CEMA was proud to present the 40th annual Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Award to John Honderich, C.M., O.Ont, Chair of Torstar Board of Directors.
STAN PAPULKAS, Writer/Producer for “Denes I Utre: The Macedonians of Edmonton”, tells the story of that northern Canadian city’s small, but vibrant community of approximately 50 Macedonian families who maintain and cherish their cultural roots.
CUNEYT BIROL, Producer for TV Turkuaz, produces the series, “Wishing Dreams Come True, showcasing the stories of successful immigrant entrepreneurs who defy the odds to make their dreams of financial success come true.
DR. VIBE (also known as Ed Gough Jr.) hosts and produces The Dr. Vibe Show, a podcast featuring topical issues such as “Black Masculinity”, with Warren Clarke, the Barber Shop Talk Series, Vol. 2.
ALEXANDRA GERSON, Host/Producer for Radio Vera, the only daily Russian and English radio programme in Western Canada, from Vancouver, presents the popular radio segment, “Freedom of Expression”, offered both online as well as over the air.
PAUL NGUYEN, Director for the Jane-Finch.com Community Website, speaks to LGBTQ activist, and Transperson, Ziva Gorani who recounts her harrowing tale of survival and escape from Syria to Canada.
WENLI CHANG, Writer, and Editor-in-Chief, for Pure Deluxe Magazine, in Toronto, showcased the annual International Photography Festival, CONTACT, featuring two striking photo exhibits from China: “Ice Collectors” and “Contrast”.
ADONIA TSAKALAS and VISILIKI CARATHANASSIS co-host and co-produce the Vixen and Jackal Show for Agape Greek Radio in Calgary. They tell the story of one woman’s struggle to overcome an eating disorder through “Healthy Eating”.