(The Philippine Star) Updated July 25, 2010 12:00 AM Comments (0)
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine STAR’s Iris Cecilia Gonzales, who covers public finance, won in the THINK3: Developing World blogging competition organized by the Netherlands-based European Journalism Centre (EJC).
She is the only Asian and the only Filipino to win in round one of the competition, out of roughly 100 bloggers from around the world. She and eight other bloggers have been awarded a 7-day reporting expedition to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next month.
The TH!NKers will participate in a conference on the transformation of journalism and development reporting practices and they will travel the area to experience what development reporters do every day.
“These winners have been selected because of their overwhelming contribution to the project and for the quality of their work. These bloggers, and their work over the last 3 months of the competition has resulted in an unbelievable assortment of thought provoking posts on this platform,” the EJC said.
For more information, visit http://development.eu/think3/.