VOICES OF TRUTH ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`I'S FUTURE WINS MAJOR AWARD

East Bay Media Center Bestows Renown Digital Halo Media Activist Award

Voices Of Truth – One-On-One With Hawai`i’s Future, a weekly award-winning television show broadcast throughout Hawai`i, the US, internationally and on the web, has been awarded the prestigious Digital Halo Media Activist Award by the East Bay Media Center.

The award is given annually to filmmakers who have been judged to have successfully spread ideas online and galvanized community action.

“This award recognizes the Koani Foundation’s successful use of digital media for social change within Hawai`i,” states Paul Kealoha Blake of East Bay Media Center. "Voices Of Truth” and all the work the Koani Foundation does throughout Hawai`i and the world exemplifies excellence in media and social justice.”

The East Bay Media Center, which produces the Berkeley Video and Film Festival annually, recognizes activists internationally working for social change through digital media.

“We’re thrilled to receive this important award and recognition,” remarked `Ehu Kekahu Cardwell, a director of the Koani Foundation. “We remain strongly committed to the use of the Internet as a means to educate the world about a Free Hawai`i.”

Voices Of Truth – One-On-One With Hawai`i’s Future, a winner of the 2009 WAVE Video Awards, has already been announced as a 2010 finalist. The WAVE Video Awards is a regional video competition in nine western US states.

Voices Of Truth airs on local access television throughout Hawai`i and is broadcast on Peg Media here - http://pegmedia.org/index.php?q=msvr/showall/338/detail