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EU Health Prize for Journalists 2011

Rita Makarész comes second in the EU Health Prize for Journalists competition with an article on depression

Dear Health-EU Portal Editorial Board members,

The winners of the EU Health Prize for Journalists 2011 were announced by the Commission last night in Brussels. The prize was awarded to European journalists for the best articles on health issues. In this edition, the top articles were on antimicrobial resistance, the importance of exercise in helping tackle depression, breast cancer and the harmful effects of smoking.

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In the picture (from left to right): Dr Marc Sprenger (ECDC Director), Paola Testori Coggi (SANCO Director-General), Kate Kelland (1st prize), Ben Hirschler (1st Prize), Rita Makarész (2nd prize), Mateja Grošelj (3rd prize), Martin Seychell (SANCO Deputy Director-General).

On 31 January 2012, in Brussels, four prizes were awarded to European journalists for the best articles on health issues.

The Prize aims to showcase and reward the work of journalists from across the European Union that raise awareness on important health issues that affect the lives of all EU citizens.

Hungarian journalist, Rita Makarész, was awarded the second prize for her article highlighting the benefits of exercise for people suffering from depression, which was published on the health portal Orvost Keresek.

Further information:

Press release: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/12/90&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

Health Prize homepage: http://ec.europa.eu/health-eu/journalist_prize/2011/index_en.htm
http://ec.europa.eu/health-eu/journalist_prize/2011/winners/index_en.htm
Photo & video gallery: http://ec.europa.eu/health-eu/journalist_prize/2011/winners/gallery_en.htm

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