ABS-CBN's Jumilla named 2012 Marshall McLuhan fellow

Posted at 06/22/12 1:54 PM

ABS-CBN journalist Lynda Jumilla, 2012 Marshall McLuhan fellow. Photo courtesy of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibiity (CMFR)

MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN veteran broadcast journalist Lynda Jumilla on Friday was named the recipient of the prestigious Marshall McLuhan fellowship for 2012.

Jumilla is the first television journalist to receive the award since the fellowship was established in 1997 by the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines.

She received the award during the Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar sponsored by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR).

Being this year’s recipient of the fellowship, Jumilla will attend a “ten-day familiarization and lecture tour of Canadian media and academic institutions, and later, a lecture tour of selected Philippine universities under the auspices of the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines.

According to the Canadian Embassy’s website, “the Prize was launched to encourage investigative journalism in the Philippines and it underlines Canada’s belief that a strong media is essential to a free democratic society.”

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