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2009 Winners: Miriam Jordan, Candy Cheng & Brad Stell, Milos Silber

The Be'chol Lashon Media Awards were presented on May 22, 2010, honoring excellence in coverage of Jewish ethnic diversity in print, broadcast/film and new media from the previous year. In its third year, the contest drew entries from around the world, including explorations of African, African-American, Latino, Asian and Arab Jewry. The winners, who each received $1,000, were:


Print
Miriam Jordan
Secret Mission Rescues Yemen's Jews
The Wall Street Journal
October 31, 2009
Miriam Jordan


A gripping story that documents the history of Jews in Yemen along with their current state and focuses on one particular family whose loved one was murdered in violence directed at Jews.

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New Media
Candy Cheng & Brad Stell
Chinese and Chosen
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
September 3, 2009
Candy Cheng Brad Stell


A thoughtful and well-executed interactive report that points to the ways in which identities are created and sustained.

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Film
Milos Silber
Jubanos: The Jews of Cuba
Columbia University Hillel / Hayden 5 Media
October 27, 2009
Milos Silber


A fascinating, moving portrait of a community and country that has been largely erased from public view.

For more information - view the film

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No award was given in the Broadcast category.

The awards were presented at the largest annual gathering of diverse Jews from around the world. Jewish leaders from Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Colombia, the United States and elsewhere met in San Francisco at a conference organized by Be'chol Lashon.




2010 Be'chol Lashon Media Awards winners
Milos Silber, far left, accepts his award for "Jubanos: The Jews of Cuba." Be'chol Lashon's Diane Tobin, Robin Washington and Davi Cheng, right to left, presented the Media Awards on May 22, 2010.