Nominees for the 2017 Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Awards




Announcing the nominees for the 2017 Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Awards

Awards honour Canadian journalists for exemplary work covering child sexual abuse and exploitation

WINNIPEG, MB –  9 Canadian journalists have been nominated for the 2017 Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Awards, in four categories.  The Awards are in their 15th year.

English Print
Daphne Bramham   What kind of parents traffic their child?  The Vancouver Sun
Steffanie Petroni Tiya Writes: Trafficked for Sex. A Survivor’s Story.

French Electronic Media
Anne Panasuk, Emmanuel Marchand  Le Cercle vicieux    Radio-Canada

English Electronic Media
Rebecca Gibson, Kyle Irving, Lisa Meeches  Taken – Fonassa Bruyere   APTN, CBC
Rebecca Gibson, Kyle Irving, Lisa Meeches  Taken – Cherisse Houle    APTN, CBC

English Integrated Media
Seema Marwaha  Anyone Can be a Victim: Vanessa’s Story   CBC Radio   Anyone can be a victim: Canadian high school girls being lured into sex trade CBC

Robert Cribb Chilling evidence of organized child sex abuse revealed in survey  Toronto Star

The 2017 Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Awards will be presented at a full day conference  “Child Sexual Abuse and Trafficking:  Tackling the problem within our borders and beyond” to be held March 1, 2018 in Winnipeg.

“Our society is finally waking up and standing up against the sexual violence pervasive in many industries, but what about the sexual exploitation of children?”  says conference chair Michelle Kowalchuk.   “Beyond Borders believes that we all have a part to play in stopping child sex tourism and trafficking. This day not only will acknowledge the important role journalists plays in engaging and educating the public, but with our expanded full day conference we will give those working in travel and financial services tools to better understand how they can become part of a movement to stop these crimes against children.

Registration for the event is now open with early bird pricing for the first 50 registrants.     Follow this link to register now

For information contact:
Michelle Kowalchuk

Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada is a bilingual national advocacy organization advancing the rights of children everywhere to be free from sexual abuse and exploitation. We are a registered charity without political or religious affiliation. Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada is the Canadian representative of ECPAT International, a global network in 88 countries dedicated to ending child prostitution, child sexual imagery and SECTT – the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism.



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