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Published on 20 October 2009

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Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award


The International Bureau of Epilepsy and UCB are pleased to announce the winners of the Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award 2009.

The award, an initiative of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and biopharmaceutical company UCB, aims to increase awareness, improve understanding, and encourage accurate reporting of epilepsy by inviting journalists to submit stimulating, informed and compelling stories about knowledge, data and real life experiences of people with epilepsy around the world.

Award judge Susanne Lund, Immediate Past President of the IBE, commented, “We received high calibre entries from 17 countries around the world covering a range of topics including facts about epilepsy, new developments in research, practical advice on travel as well as the stigma and challenges people living with epilepsy face at home, in the workplace and in the

“These entries truly demonstrate how journalists can help to combat the fear and ignorance about epilepsy and improve the lives for those living with the condition.”

An independent seven member judging panel, consisting of media experts and people with experience of epilepsy, was tasked with identifying responsible, informed, original and stimulating stories on epilepsy. The judges selected winners and a highly commended entrant in two categories – print/online and broadcast.

To find out who the winners were, please click on the link below:


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