The River Runs Back published on

August 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

The River Runs Back published on the Thomson Reuters Foundation service

@World Water Week: WASH Media awards given to journalists

August 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

More than 150 entries from 40 countries were evaluated by a jury chaired by: Mr. Mark Tran, a notable international correspondent for The Guardian, UK. The jury included Mrs. Faz da Hall, Executive Producer Channel Africa, SABC, South Africa, Mr. Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, USA. Mr. Olivier Nyirubugara, Senior Trainer Voices of Africa Media Foundation, Rwanda/Netherlands and Ms. Vinaya Deshpande, The Hindu, India. The jury praised this year’s entries for their journalistic excellence, investigative ability, and originality.

The  winning journalists are: Alain Tossounon (Benin), Ngala Killian Chimtom (Cameroon), Berta Tilmantaite (Lithuania), Francis Odupute (Nigeria), Francesca de Châtel (Belgium), Ketan Trivedi (India).

The World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual meeting place for the planet’s most urgent water-related issues. Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), it brings together 2500 experts, practitioners, decision makers and business innovators from around the globe to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions.


@World Water Week: Video about WASH Media Award Winners

August 28, 2012 § 1 Comment

Six journalists were named as winners of the “WASH Media Awards” competition for their excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene-related (WASH) issues.

The journalists and their winning entries are:

The WASH Media Awards initiative recognizes and supports the crucial role of the media in raising awareness of the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene services.

It aims to help improve access to these services by having a positive influence on politicians, business persons, civil society representatives, and individual citizens. More about WASH MEdia Awards here.

Surfing Portugal XIII: Supertubos

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A day in Berlenga Island

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Surfing Portugal XII: Berlenga

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Surfing Portugal XI: plastic waves

August 9, 2012 § 1 Comment

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