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Universidad-Austral-comunicacion-solidaridad-abanderados-inclusionMajo Müller, UA School of Communications’ graduate and professor, has been decorated with one of the eight 2015 Argentine Solidarity awards for her work as founder and volunteer at Amplitud.

Amplitud is a non-profit organization created at Universidad Austral’s School of Communications. Its membership includes faculty members, students and graduates from this School, among others. Amplitud’s mission is to find people’s and communities’ voices. Using radio broadcasting as a tool, this nonprofit strives for individuals’ social inclusion and full expression potential realization. It provides radio and expression workshops at schools, school support centers, assistance facilities for street children, addiction rehab centers, as well as community, rural and indigenous peoples’ radio stations.

Every year, this Argentine Solidarity Award, an initiative disseminated by TV Network 13, intends to recognize Argentine citizens who stand out for their service to others, making their work known to others so that their example may serve as an inspiration to society at large.

To this end, the award’s organization will shoot short documentary films on every one of this year’s recipients. These films will be later uploaded at the organization’s website, www.premioabanderados.com.ar, and broadcast at Network 13’s News Show and via social networks. Then, viewers will vote to choose the winner of this year’s topmost Solidarity Award.

This year, prizes will total Ar$ 400,000, including the Solidarity Award and a special award granted by Navarrio Viola Foundation.

This year’s honorary jury includes Julio Aranovich (Chequeando.com), Marita Carballo (National Academy of Moral, Political and Education Sciences), Horacio Cristiani (Cáritas Argentina), Edith Grynszpancholc (Natalí Dafne Flexer Foundation), Guillermo Murchinson (former IDEA Colloquium chair and ACDE vice chair), Daniel Pomerantz (AMIA), and Javier Pupi Zanetti (PUPI Foundation).

Source: School of Communications

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