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The WASH Media Awards initiative was launched by WSSCC in 2002 with the aim of using the impact of the press to increase public awareness of water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues.
Open to journalists from developing countries who write or broadcast original investigative reports on WASH issues, this edition was presented at the World Water Week in Stockholm, organized jointly by WSSCC and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
This is a compendium of the best winning entries from this year’s WASH Media Awards which were published or broadcast between July 2007 and 30 April 2008.
Though they cover a wide variety of topics and geography, all are compelling, factual and heart tugging arguments for providing water, sanitation and hygiene for all. Read to be both inspired and informed.
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global multi-stakeholder partnership and membership organization that works to save lives and improve livelihoods. It does so by enhancing collaboration among sector agencies and professionals who are working to provide sanitation to the 2.6 billion people without a clean, safe toilet, and the 884 million people without affordable, clean drinking water close at hand. Through its work, WSSCC contributes to the broader goals of poverty eradication, health and environmental improvement, gender equality and long-term social and economic development. It has coalitions in 36 countries, members in more than 160 countries, and a Geneva-based Secretariat which is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). www.wsscc.org