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2011 MY HERO Media Award presented to CNN Heroes
Los Angeles, CA - 1/25/12- The MY HERO Project is pleased to announce the winner of the 2011
MY HERO Media Award, CNN Heroes. The MY HERO Media Award is presented annually to an individual or group
using media and technology to effect positive change.
CNN Heroes chronicles the efforts of
everyday people who change the world for the better, fully embodying MY HERO’s
mission to highlight unsung heroes
around the world.
An excellent example of the program’s
outstanding coverage is its Hero of the Year for 2011, Robin Lim. Ms. Lim the founder of Bumi Sehat, a
non-profit, village-based organization that runs community health centers in
Bali and Aceh, Indonesia. The organization provides health care for children
and adults, as well as midwifery services to ensure healthy births. Its staff
welcomes approximately 600 new babies into the world each year and also
sponsors scholarships and apprenticeships in midwifery.
Years ago, Robin Lim lost her sister and
her niece to complications in the birth process. As a result of this tragedy
she decided to change her life and trained to become a health care professional
specializing in pre-natal care and delivery. She has made it her mission to bring
quality health care to mothers and children who need it most. When accepting
her award, Lim stressed the need for continued support of midwives and health
care providers who work to make the birth process safe for all women,
regardless of socioeconomic status. “Every mother counts,” she said. “Health
care is a human right.”
The segment on Robin Lim
was produced by CNN Senior Executive Producer Kelly Flynn. The Producer/Director was Luke Wiles and the Editor was Mike Denny. Through the CNN
Heroes initiative, Ms. Flynn and her colleagues have put a spotlight on the
important work of a wide variety of heroes. Whether it is a chef who provides
free pasta dinners to poor children or a non-profit director who recycles
partially-used hotel soap for third-world citizens, the CNN Heroes program
celebrates and rewards people from all walks of life who are making a difference. The MY HERO International Film Festival
is proud to honor the producers of CNN HEROES and Robin Lim with The 2011 MY
HERO Media Award.
Festival is a production of The MY HERO Project is a non-profit organization
dedicated to using media and technology to honor everyday heroes and to
celebrate the best of humanity. Through its multi-faceted website (www.myhero.com), workshops,
mentorships and film festivals, MY HERO enables people to create, share and
discover stories, art, audio and short films about those making a positive
difference in the world.
MY HERO Media Award, visit http://myhero.com/mediaaward
For more information on CNN Heroes, visit
The MY HERO Project accepts submissions
of inspiring stories, art, and short films year-round.
For more information on
ways to take part in this not for profit educational program visit