Winners of the “For Press Freedom” Video Contest Announced
Reporters Without Borders USA, CNN and the Ford Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the “For Press Freedom” Video Contest, a nationwide competition challenging university students to create a video PSA that will air on CNN on World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2012.
The winning video was created by Cassandra Stagner and Wil Granaderos from Western Michigan University.
The international jury of journalists and human rights defenders selected the winning video answering the question “Why should we care about freedom of information?” based on quality, creativity, message and impact. The winning video will air on CNN on May 3, 2012, World Press Freedom Day. The winners will be honored this day at CNN in New York among journalists and human rights activists. The “For Press Freedom” video contest is made possible by a grant from the Ford Foundation.
The jury members include CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, CNN Worldwide executive vice-president and managing editor Mark Whitaker, Calvin Sims from the Ford Foundation, Reporters Without Borders executive director Olivier Basille, Reports Without Borders USA chairman Peter O. Price, Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, Bashana Abeywardane of Sri Lanka’s Journalists for Democracy, Bahraini journalist Nada Alwadi and Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker of Hell and Back again Danfung Dennis.