The CBCK Committee for Social Communications (President: Most Rev. Thaddeus Cho Hwan-kil) held the 22st Catholic Mass Communications Awards Ceremony at the Press Center in Seoul, on November 27, 2012.
The Grand Prix was given to Mr. Ryu Ji-yeol, producer of the Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), for his documentary “Why Vincent Caun was burned alive?”.
The Prix in the sector of Broadcasting was given to Mr. Kim Jin-man, Mr. Kim Jae-yoeong, Mr. Jo Seong-hyeon, producers of the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), for their documentary “The Tears of the Antarctic”.
The Prix in the sector of Newspaper was given to Mr. Lee Seo-hwa, Mr. Kim Kyeong-hak, and Mr. Rou Hye-gon, journalists of the Kyunghyang Shinmun, for their serial articles “The Tears of the Workers Laid off from Ssangyong Motors”.
The Prix in the sector of Film was given to Mr. Kim Gi-deok, director of the film ‘Pieta’.
The Prix in the sector of Publishing was given to Pauline Books & Media for its book Where to with the Polar Bear?.
A special prize was given to Mr. Lee Seung-jun, director of the film “Star of a Snail”, as well as to Ms. Ahn Min-ja, producer of KBS Radio, for her documentary “Now the Time has come for North Korean Escapees”.
In his congratulatory remarks, Archbishop Cho said, “This year the awardees gave us a chance to look back on our history and to embrace a hope, as they opened a door to catch a glimpse of our atonement and salvation. They also sent out a stern warning about environmental destruction and neo-liberalism.” He added, “The meaning of ‘evangelization of culture’ through mass media can be manifested in a certain way, when we encourage those people who do their best for the promotion of love, justice and peace through the media which is a precious gift of God.”