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EMBRACE FOUNDATION MEDIA AWARDS
Embrace Foundation Media Awards can not be solicited or applied for. They are selected by the Embrace Board and
Community Board by monitoring the news. However, due to the proliferation of news shows & periodicals we will now
1. Advance notification of upcoming programs by letter, fax or phone.
2. Clippings of articles from newspapers & national non- "special interest" magazines.
ONE:Consistent courage in presenting objective stories in areas where people from different cultures and/or religions are
in conflict, even when it is very unpopular with the general public to do so.
TWO:Presenting issues relating to human rights violations with objectivity when such violations are based on differences of
culture or religion.
Presenting a story which reflects individuals (or groups) who are working together for a common ideal, despite the fact that
they represent cultures and/or religions which are currently in conflict with one another.
Presenting a story which portrays humanitarian work, self-sacrifice and dignity performed by an individual (or group)
coming from a developing nation and doing work in a developing nation. (Work based on universal spiritual/religious ideals.)
The Embrace Socrates Award
During the 3rd century B.C. in the city-state of Athens, lived the philosopher Socrates. Socrates equated virtue with
knowledge and evil with self-deception. He taught no dogma or system of thought. Rather, he claimed ignorance. Through
questioning others by a process of dialectical reasoning, he sought to gain (arete) insight. Socrates is famous for the
saying: (De Anexetastos bios ou biotos anthropo) "The unexamined life is not worth living." "Know thyself' carved into the
mantle of the Delphi Oracle also became a maxim associated with Socrates.
According to legend, when Chaeraephon inquired of the Delphi Oracle whether there was anyone wiser than Socrates, the
Oracle answered, "No." When told this, Socrates concluded that if he was indeed wise it was because unlike other people
he knew he was ignorant.
Considering himself a "Gadfly" of Athens society whose job it was to bite awake those lulled into mental lethargy, Socrates
fulfilled his mission by interrogating people where ever he met them, compelling Athens' citizens to examine their lives and
Not surprisingly, the unrelenting inquiry soon earned him the wrath of much of Athenian society. The masses elected to
have Socrates put to death at the age of 70.
The SOCRATES AWARD is given to an individual in the media who like Socrates, has the courage to ask those questions
which no one else in the industry is willing to ask. Socrates in a sense was the first investigative reporter. He investigated
widely held beliefs, which then as today, are more often influenced by appearances than by facts or the "truth."· The
SOCRATES AWARD likewise represents investigative reporting which keeps the media and public honest.
Embrace Foundation is a non-profit,
educational foundation set up to create
better understanding between people of
different religions, cultures, traditions and
Embrace Foundation works to bring leaders
and scholars of world-wide religions,
cultures and philosophies together by
sponsoring forums, seminars, lectures and
developing an international exchange
program. Embrace Foundation is particularly
concerned with reaching the world public
through the media.
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