TORONTO — The Indo-Canadian VOICE Newspaper, won the Excellence in Editorial, Free Expression, Best Content and Visual Presentation Award at a glittering ceremony at Queen’s Park in Toronto on Friday, November 9. The award was conferred on The Voice Newspaper by the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC) for quality news coverage of the South Asian Community of this region. Vinnie Combow, General Manger of The Voice Newspaper, accepted the award from Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The Honourable David C Onley , on behalf of the entire Voice team at a reception held in the Legislative Building of Queen’s Park in Toronto.
This award was presented during the celebration of ‘Ethnomedia Week’ in Toronto and The Voice was chosen for this award from among many other ethnic publications from across Canada.
The celebration of the ‘Ethnomedia Week’ is a tradition for the last 35 years of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada for recognition of the contributions made by publications, members and individuals of the multicultural communities to their own community and to Canadian society in general. A select panel of eminent judges goes through all nominations and decides on the winner. The award is in recognition of the great work done by The Indo-Canadian Voice Newspaper for the South Asian Community over many years. Over this long period of association with the community, Voice has grown to become the number one paper of this area and has a readership of more than 85,000+ people every week.
The Indo-Canadian Voice is one the oldest English language newspaper for the South Asian Community and was started almost 21 years ago. Apart from the Indo-Canadian Voice, The Voice Group also publishes a weekly Punjabi newspaper The Awaaz and glossy magazines Desi TODAY in both Punjabi and English and an annual “yellowpages” type directory The Indo-Canadian Business Pages. As well as having one of the most used website in the area www.voiceonline.com with an average (past 12 months) of 700000+ hits per month. All these publications are enjoyed by a vast and constantly growing readership.
The NEPMCC Awards 2012 in Toronto were jointly sponsored by TD Bank and Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ontario.
– Photo courtesy of NEPMCC