New Security Beat Blog Wins Global Media Award for Best Online Commentary

Nov 07, 2011, 15:53 ET from Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Wilson Center's Environmental Change & Security Program Recognized for Population Coverage

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wilson Center's New Security Beat was just selected as one of the winners of the Population Institute's 2011 Global Media Awards in the category of Best Online Commentary or Blog.  New Security Beat joins a diverse and distinguished group of awardees that include an Ethiopian serial drama, a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, the PBS NewsHour, and the executive director of the UN Population Fund.

Population remains an under-reported and oft-misunderstood issue, no less so during the "year of seven billion." For 32 years, the Population Institute's long-running Global Media Awards has called attention to gaps in reporting on population and recognized those covering this important issue.

Since January 2007, New Security Beat has shed light on today's non-traditional security issues, including population growth, water scarcity, and environmental degradation. New Security Beat has contributed to the discussion of global population issues by offering nonpartisan analysis of reports and current events, as well as thoughtful commentary by experts in the fields of demography, international development, and family planning and reproductive health.

Our written coverage includes new analysis of the demographic roots of today's headlines, as well as in-depth coverage of important conferences and spotlights on new data:

Audio and video interviews with population experts from around the world, includes:

Since 1994, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) has explored the connections between the environment, health, population, development, conflict, and security. Follow us online at and

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