Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards
In recognition of the significant role of media in information dissemination and advocacy of migration and development, the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards was conceived in 2011 by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas for the celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines every December. The MAM Awards recognize the positive and significant contributions of media outlets, institutions and practitioners in the fields of print, radio, movie and television, advertising and internet from the government and private media organizations in the Philippines and abroad, in raising public awareness on Filipino migration issues (i.e., human trafficking, illegal recruitment, brain drain and brain circulation, remittance flows, political crisis, families left behind by migrants, etc.) advocating the cause of and promoting a positive image of Filipinos overseas.
Since 2011, this recognition has been conferred on 50 awardees in six categories (The Print Journalism Award, Radio Journalism, Television Journalism Award, Film Media Award, Interactive Media Award and Advertisement Award) and serves to highlight the important role of media in tackling Filipino migration issues and concerns.