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Network wins global media award.

Family Health International's quarterly publication, Network, has been named best population journal in the 2002 Global Media Awards for Excellence in Population Reporting. Sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based Population Institute, the awards were presented December 5, 2002 in Havana, Cuba.

The award recognizes Network for providing accurate news on technical developments in reproductive health, as well as thoughtful examinations of the social dimensions of contraception.

Other awards included:

Best columnist: David Broder of the U.S.-based newspaper The Washington Post.

Best individual reporting effort: Rita Widiadana, bureau chief for The Jakarta Post in Bali, who has focused on such critical social issues in Indonesia as population, family planning, sex education, and domestic violence.

Best international daily: The International Herald Tribune, headquartered in Paris.

Best periodical: TIME magazine for a special issue on the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development.

Best editorial cartoonist: Peter Schrank of the United Kingdom's The Independent on Sunday for a commentary on the United States' role at the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

Most conscientious news service award: Inter Press Service for reporting on issues relevant to sustainable development in a dozen languages to more than 100 countries, more than 1,000 media outlets, and 15,000 nongovernmental organizations and diplomats.

Best editorial support for solutions to population problems: Omar Garcia, editorial writer for the Reforma in Mexico.

Best radio program: Noeleen @ 9, produced in Johannesburg, South Africa, for entertaining listeners while informing them about population and general health issues.

Best television documentary: U.S.-based Barbara Pyle for her program, "One Child--One Voice," a documentary about how children urgently want to protect the environment.

Best population/environment reporting effort: Earthtimes of New York for consistently providing in-depth coverage of key population and environmental issues.

Best combined media effort on behalf of population: The Zambia Integrated Health Programme and the Zambian Central Board of Health for using print and electronic media to disseminate family planning information.

Best commercial advertising campaign: The Turkish Family Health and Planning Foundation for their social marketing campaign to increase the use and availability of high-quality, low-cost contraceptives in Turkey.
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