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EMBRACE FOUNDATION MEDIA AWARDS
Embrace Foundation Media Awards can not be solicited or applied for. They are selected by the Embrace Board and Community Board by monitoring the news. However, due to the proliferation of news shows & periodicals we will now welcome:
1. Advance notification of upcoming programs by letter, fax or phone. 2. Clippings of articles from newspapers & national non- "special interest" magazines.
ONE:Consistent courage in presenting objective stories in areas where people from different cultures and/or religions are in conflict, even when it is very unpopular with the general public to do so.
TWO:Presenting issues relating to human rights violations with objectivity when such violations are based on differences of culture or religion.
THREE: Presenting a story which reflects individuals (or groups) who are working together for a common ideal, despite the fact that they represent cultures and/or religions which are currently in conflict with one another.
FOUR: Presenting a story which portrays humanitarian work, self-sacrifice and dignity performed by an individual (or group) coming from a developing nation and doing work in a developing nation. (Work based on universal spiritual/religious ideals.)
The Embrace Socrates Award
During the 3rd century B.C. in the city-state of Athens, lived the philosopher Socrates. Socrates equated virtue with knowledge and evil with self-deception. He taught no dogma or system of thought. Rather, he claimed ignorance. Through questioning others by a process of dialectical reasoning, he sought to gain (arete) insight. Socrates is famous for the saying: (De Anexetastos bios ou biotos anthropo) "The unexamined life is not worth living." "Know thyself' carved into the mantle of the Delphi Oracle also became a maxim associated with Socrates.
According to legend, when Chaeraephon inquired of the Delphi Oracle whether there was anyone wiser than Socrates, the Oracle answered, "No." When told this, Socrates concluded that if he was indeed wise it was because unlike other people he knew he was ignorant.
Considering himself a "Gadfly" of Athens society whose job it was to bite awake those lulled into mental lethargy, Socrates fulfilled his mission by interrogating people where ever he met them, compelling Athens' citizens to examine their lives and themselves. '
Not surprisingly, the unrelenting inquiry soon earned him the wrath of much of Athenian society. The masses elected to have Socrates put to death at the age of 70.
The SOCRATES AWARD is given to an individual in the media who like Socrates, has the courage to ask those questions which no one else in the industry is willing to ask. Socrates in a sense was the first investigative reporter. He investigated widely held beliefs, which then as today, are more often influenced by appearances than by facts or the "truth."· The SOCRATES AWARD likewise represents investigative reporting which keeps the media and public honest.
Embrace Foundation is a non-profit, educational foundation set up to create better understanding between people of different religions, cultures, traditions and world philosophies.
Embrace Foundation works to bring leaders and scholars of world-wide religions, cultures and philosophies together by sponsoring forums, seminars, lectures and developing an international exchange program. Embrace Foundation is particularly concerned with reaching the world public through the media.
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