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Awards 2011 - National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada

October 11, 2011

The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada is pleased to announce their 2011 award recipients. This includes 10 individuals for ‘distinguished services’ they offered to Canadian communities, five Journalists for ‘professional Excellence’, fourteen newspapers for excellence in editorial and or visual presentation, two magazines and one TV station for best and informative concept.

The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario will host the Awards ceremony present the awards to these recipients. The Award winners will be recognized on Friday, October 28, at 6 pm, in the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite, at the main legislative building at Queen’s Park.

This will be the seventh year that the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario will have hosted the ceremony for the presentation of the Awards.

Entrance is only by invitation.

Below is the list of the names of the Award winners by Category.

Distinguished Services:
Mr. Ariannejad, Mehrdad -- Humanities/ Culture/ Social Justice Persian
Ms. Niazi, Adeena -- Social Justice/ Equality -- Afghani
Mr. Viola, Arturo Tapiador Humanities/Community Service -- Filipino

Ms. Dionisio, Ma-Anne -- Culture/ Performing Arts -- Filipino
Mr. Esfahanizadeh, Behnam -- Community/ Social Service -- Iranian
Mr. Getachew, Samuel -- Culture /Arts -- Ethiopian
Mr. Kuru, Yogarajh -- Community Services -- Tamil
Mr. Mathivasan Seenivasagam -- Humanities/Equality -- Tamil
Mr. Sheikholeslami, Mohammad -- Humanities/ Social Services -- Iranian
Ms. Tsoublekas, Jeanne-Marie -- Humanities/ Community -- Greek Montreal

Mr. Kontos, Yiannis (John ) -- Emphasis World on Line Mag. -- Hellenic Toronto
Mr. Leung, Jimmy -- Freelance TV -- Chinese
Mr. Soltanpour, Saeed -- Freelance Journalism -- Iranian
Mr. Tabatabaei, Pooyan -- Photojournalist -- Persian
Mr. Ranjith, Wikramasinge -- Voice of Lanka TV -- Sri Lankan

Mr. Behul, Julius -- Kanadsky Slovak Newspaper -- Slovak
Mr. Bhuiyan, Rafique -- Weekly Jogajog Newspaper -- Bengali
Mr. Busuri, Mohamed -- Somali Canadian Times -- Somali
Ms. Cherny, Luba -- Canada Courier Newspaper -- Russian
Ms. Gideon, Marcelle -- Magic Carpet Media -- Arabic
Mr. Karakachian, Vahakn -- Horizon Weekly Newspaper -- Armenian
Ms. Lin, L. Kathy -- Chinese Canadian Times -- Chinese
Mr. Malik, Ravinder -- Weekly Times of India -- Hindi
Mr. Muluken, Muchie -- Hawarya News Newspaper -- Ethiopian
Ms. Prabhakar, Rakhi -- Asian Connections Newspaper -- South Asian
Ms. Puusaag, Elle -- Eesti Elu Newspaper -- Estonian
Mr. Ramkhelawan, Harry -- Indo Caribbean World -- Caribbean
Mr. Riikonen, Jonathan -- Vapaa Sana Newspaper -- Finish
Mr. Sardar, Tariq -- Nation Urdu Newspaper -- Pakistani

Mr Fereshteh Housh, Fardad -- Mehregon Magazine -- Iranian
Ms. Melo, Isa -- etc & tal Magazine -- Brazilian/Portuguese

Radio and Television:
Mr. Mazuruc, Andrei -- NTV Canada -- Russian

National ethnic press and media council of Canada
Conseil national de la presse et des medias ethnique

Canada’s Other Voices
Toronto City Hall Press Gallery
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Tel: 416 921 8926 / 416 921 4229
Fax: 416 921 0723

For more information contact:
Thomas S. Saras
President & CEO
National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada
Phone: 416-921-8926

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