Rappler journalists among 2017 Save the Children Media Awards finalists

The stories 'demonstrate the impact of lack of food and adequate nutrition on children from poor communities and good practices that could help eradicate the problem'

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9:33:25am October 24, 2017

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CHILDREN’S RIGHTS. Rappler’s story about the Malabon city government’s program to combat malnutrition in children is among the finalists in the Save the Children Media Awards 2017. A story on what the education department wants served in public school canteens is also a finalist. Rappler file photo

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS. Rappler’s story about the Malabon city government’s program to combat malnutrition in children is among the finalists in the Save the Children Media Awards 2017. A story on what the education department wants served in public school canteens is also a finalist. Rappler file photo

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler reporters Jee Y. Geronimo and Patty Pasion are among the finalists in the 2017 Save the Children Media Awards, the child rights organization announced.  

The finalists’ entries were chosen for having demonstrated "the impact of lack of food and adequate nutrition on children from poor communities and good practices that could help eradicate the problem."

This year’s theme is "Uncovering Child Hunger and Malnutrition in the Philippines.” 

“If you look at the statistics on childhood stunting, we’re going in the wrong direction. We need the media to put the light on the subject, to actually drill down and analyze it and help decision makers recognize that there is an unacceptable problem with hunger,” Ned Olney, country director of Save the Children, said.

The Rappler stories that made it to “Most Outstanding Article” category are:

“New menu for school canteens? Here's what DepEd wants kids to eat” by Jee Y. Geronimo

“Malabon winning the battle against malnutrition” by Patty Pasion 

See the full list of finalists here

The works of Rappler journalists were also recognized by Save the Children Media Awards in 2016 and 2015

Aside from the 3 categories that judges will decide, there is a separate People's Choice category, where the award will be given based on netizens’ votes. Visit this page to vote. – Rappler.com