Wed, 27 May 2020

CMFR EXECUTIVE Director Melinda Quintos De Jesus will receive this years Hildegarde Award for Print Journalism.

Melinda Quintos De Jesus was among the women journalists who wrote critically of the Marcos regime during the days of Martial Law at the Bulletin Today. She organized the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), a non-profit foundation that focuses and highlights the importance of press freedom protection, in 1989. CMFR holds the annual Jaime Ongpin Journalism Seminar, which encourages Communication and Journalism students across Metro Manila to practice responsible explanatory and investigative reporting.

She is among the eight recipients of St. Scholastica Colleges 13th Hildegarde Awards for Women in Media and Communication to be held on April 24, 2019 at the Colleges St. Cecilia Hall.

The other awardees in the individual category are Lizelle Maralag for advertising, Patricia Evangelista for Broadcast Journalism and Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala for Development Communication. The winners in the institutional category are CNN Philippines Junior for Broadcast Journalism, She Talks Asia for Development Communication, Philippine Daily Inquirers Read-Along activities for Print Journalism and TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno for advertising.

The Mass Communication Department of St. Scholasticas College-Manila established the Hildegarde Awards in 2007 to recognize the achievements and best practices of women in mass media and allied fields who can serve as models for practitioners to emulate. The awards were named after Benedictine saint St. Hildegarde von Bingen, a female intellectual in Germany in the 12th century.

The theme for this year recognizes women media practitioners who served and paved the way to improving the welfare of the youth. As such, the award ceremony is aptly entitled Women and the Youth: Making Waves and Breaking Barriers.

The 13th Hildegarde Award is open to the public. For RSVP and more information, please contact Jilian Bandelaria at 0915 318 6918.

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