Saturday, 23 June 2012

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association AWARDS 2012

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association
It’s finally here, the 2012 CEMA awards for the best in broadcast, print and Internet journalism. CLICK HERE to buy your tickets, the seats are filling up fast for this June 23 event at the Velma Rogers Graham Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the awards begin at 7 p.m. address: Rogers Communication Centre 333 Bloor Street East (SE corner of Jarvis and Bloor Streets).

CEMA Award Winners for 2012 are:
• RADIO - Nghi Do, Journalist, Thai Bao Radio for “A Donor for Jennifer,” an enlightening radio feature that crusaded and mobilized audiences using public education through journalism;
• PRINT - Gloria Suhasini, Associate Editor, Canadian Immigrant , for the informative, well-written and accessible article, “The Sponsorship Question” exploring the chances of parents and grandparents landing permanently in Canada;
• TV - Gaby Andraos Director, Andraos Media , for “Guilty until Proven Innocent”, a courageous, strong documentary about the under-represented issue of media portrayal of Arab Muslims in Canada;
• INTERNET – Prithi Yelaja, Senior Writer, CBC, for a complex analysis and presentation in the article “Multicultural Canada -- A Haven from Norway-Style Violence?”;
• SIERHEY KHMARA ZINIAK AWARD – Dr. Lillian Petroff, Canadian Historian, for unswerving dedication to multiculturalism and its affirmative expression through media and historical documentation.

The Sierhey Khmara Ziniak, named for CEMA's founder, is presented

Five media awards will be presented along with the Sierhey Khmara Ziniak Award. Professional entertainers will perform between award presentations and the event ends with a rooftop patio reception.

The entire show will be taped for broadcast on OMNI-TV. Tickets are $50 per person. CLICK HERE to download your ticket purchase form

Canadian Ethnic Media Association unveils award winners for
34thAnnual Gala at Velma Rogers Graham Theatre, June 23rd

TORONTO – (June 21, 2012) – The Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) will present its 34th Annual Awards Gala, at 7:00 p.m., this Saturday, June 23rd at the Velma Rogers Graham Theatre (333 Bloor Street East).  Each year, through this gala event, CEMA is proud to recognize and celebrate excellence in media – while also acknowledging Canadian Multiculturalism Day (held annually on June 27th).
Rogers Media talents Lucy Zilio and Rudy Blair will co-host the evening, which as always, will feature an  array of diverse entertainment.  Russian youth choir, Trinity Nightingales will kick-off the festivities as first performance of the evening and throughout, the Japanese dance group Sakura Mai and African drummers, Beyond Sound Empijah will also be showcased.
OMNI Television is taping the entire show for broadcast as a 90 minute special presentation on:
We are privileged to honour colleagues who are devoted to serving – and reflecting -- the diverse audiences of this country,” says Madeline Ziniak, Chair of CEMA and National Vice President of OMNI Television. “This year’s submissions reinforce the critical importance of Canadian ethnocultural media in presenting community perspective on contemporary issues.”
annually to one outstanding individual who, through their work, has spoken for Canadian multiculturalism.

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