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Population Media Center ends cartooning contest

According to Daryl Cagle’s Web Log!, the Population Media Center (PMC) has suspended their cartoon contest.

I regret to write that the Population Media Center (PMC) has suspended their cartoon contest. The PMC is a great non-profit organization that goes into third world countries and fights overpopulation problems along with sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS and the oppression of women, by educating the local populations and encouraging them to stop their risky behavior through soap operas on the local media. PMC’s innovative approach has been very successful as the third world audiences remember and respond well to the educational dramas they hear on their local radio.

The PMC also works to raise the consciousness of population relation issues in the first world, and one of their initiatives was a cartoon contest. Editorial cartoonists tend to draw on the issue of the day, and long-term issues like population control, sexually transmitted diseases and the sexual abuse of women in the third world don’t make the headlines and seldom end up on cartoonists’ drawing boards. The PMS’s cartoon contest encouraged cartoonists to take a break from the issue of the day to focus on these long-term problems, and the winning cartoons gave the PMC a nice opportunity to publicize the problems.

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#1 Hailu Tsigie
May/29/2007
@ 1:22 am

I honestly witness that the work of the pmc HAS been PHENOMENAL and has made enormous progress
In the trends of population and development in my country ,Ethiopia.Through its serial dramas(soap opera) it has won the hearts of many specially in the rural areas where the problems still are critical.However
The cooperation and support of those concernes has nt been that much.Unfortunately very little attention is given to the issues of population and repruductive health and as it is mentioned the media and cartoonists mostly fun daily issues which by comparison may not be as acute as those longterm problems.

#2 Hailu Tsigie
May/29/2007
@ 1:22 am

I honestly witness that the work of the pmc HAS been PHENOMENAL and has made enormous progress
In the trends of population and development in my country ,Ethiopia.Through its serial dramas(soap opera) it has won the hearts of many specially in the rural areas where the problems still are critical.However
The cooperation and support of those concernes has nt been that much.Unfortunately very little attention is given to the issues of population and repruductive health and as it is mentioned the media and cartoonists mostly fun daily issues which by comparison may not be as acute as those longterm problems.

#3 Hailu Tsigie
May/28/2007
@ 7:22 pm

I honestly witness that the work of the pmc HAS been PHENOMENAL and has made enormous progress
In the trends of population and development in my country ,Ethiopia.Through its serial dramas(soap opera) it has won the hearts of many specially in the rural areas where the problems still are critical.However
The cooperation and support of those concernes has nt been that much.Unfortunately very little attention is given to the issues of population and repruductive health and as it is mentioned the media and cartoonists mostly fun daily issues which by comparison may not be as acute as those longterm problems.

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