The UBC School of Journalism’s International Reporting Program has been awarded second place in the 2011 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism for The Pain Project’s documentary “Freedom from Pain,” which aired on Al Jazeera on July 20, 2011.
The Pain Project results from a year-long investigation into the lack of access to morphine, the gold standard for pain treatment, around the world.
In 2011, a team of students and faculty from the International Reporting Program traveled to India, Ukraine and Uganda to investigate how these countries manage the pain of patients suffering from cancer and other terminal diseases.
The Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism recognize the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media. The Pain Project was awarded second place in the category of Public Health.
The International Reporting fellows who worked on The Pain Project include: Jes Abeita, Sarah Buell, Rebecca Cheung, Evan Duggan, Daniel Hallen, Emily Jackson, Jenna Owsianik, Niamh Scallan, and Robyn Smith.
Faculty members include Peter Klein, Sarah Carter, Kim Frank, Dan McKinney and Trisha Sorrells Doyle.
The International Reporting Program is the result of a gift from Alison Lawton and Mindset Social Innovation Foundation to UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism.