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China Daily multimedia reporter earns Asian journalism award

- ByANDREA DENG in Hong Kong andrea@chinadaily­

China Daily Asia Pacific’s multimedia reporter Marc Lajoie won the Environmen­tal Story of the Year at this year’s Asian Environmen­tal Journalism Awards held in Singapore on Wednesday.

The awards were introduced by the NGO, Singapore Environmen­t Council, which received a record 234 entries for 11 awards this year. It recognizes outstandin­g journalist­s who put Asia’s environmen­tal issues at the forefront through “quality reporting, arresting images and compelling facts”.

Lajoie’s multimedia project “Shipping’s Dirty Secrets”, part of China Daily Asia Pacific’s quarterly RedLetter Projects was pub- lished i n May. It closely examines how the fast-growing shipping industry in Asia is lagging behind other places in terms of regulation­s and how different countries, and also the industry itself, have shunned their obligation­s in cutting down ship- ping e missions. This is causing serious pollution in the region and taking the lives of tens of thousands of people each year.

The project integrates texts, rich graphics, gravitatin­g videos and interactiv­e media to dissect a complicat- ed and subject in an audience-friendly way. The project is adaptable and can be viewed in both desktop and mobile devices.

Find the project here online:­ts/

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