ADB Institute opens developing Asia Journalism Awards competition
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Institute in May opened the 2012 Developing Asia Journalism Awards (DAJA) competition with a call for submissions of articles by journalists working in developing Asia and the Pacific.
"The DAJA competition is a unique opportunity to highlight the significant contribution of journalism and individual journalists to the development process in Asia," ADB quoted Masahiro Kawai, Dean and CEO of the ADB Institute as saying.
DAJA 2012 will focus on a critical question facing Asia and the Pacific: "Green Growth – or Growth versus Green?"
"The choices are not easy. Economic growth is important. It creates jobs and raises resources to fund education, health, and other social programs critical to long-term development. But a business-as-usual scenario is no longer viable. Asia needs to find a new, sustainable way to grow and develop," said Kawai.
"We hope the DAJA competition can explore this complex challenge through the work of journalists who are trying to understand and explain such issues better every day." ADB quoted Kawai in a press statement as saying.
DAJA 2012 will highlight the opportunities, challenges, and solutions being uncovered as Asia and the Pacific seek a path to sustainable growth. Journalists are invited to submit published articles that explore the interaction between populations and the environment across the region. nepalnews.com