Journalists recognised for excellence in reporting on epilepsy
IBE and UCB announce winners of award to improve understanding of epilepsy around the world
Brussels (Belgium), 7th March 2011 0700 CET The International Bureau of Epilepsy (IBE) and UCB are pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award.
The award, a joint initiative of the IBE and the biopharmaceutical company UCB, aims to raise awareness about epilepsy across the globe. It recognises journalists who have excelled in reporting compelling and informed stories that engage the audience on this often misunderstood condition. Epilepsy is the most common, serious neurological condition, affecting nearly 50 million people worldwide.
Mike Glynn, award judge and President of IBE, commented, This years Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award saw an increased number of entries, with the overall standard being particularly high. A total of 43 entries from 17 countries were submitted, ranging from messages of hope to moving personal accounts, which reflects that the consistency of message on epilepsy is united across the globe. We congratulate and thank all journalists who submitted entries for their dedication to responsible and educational reporting on epilepsy.
An independent seven-member judging panel consisting of media experts and people with experience of epilepsy were tasked with identifying responsible, original and informed stories that were well structured and researched, built on a foundation of responsible reporting and that gave a voice to people with epilepsy.
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