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Think before You Click Wins 1st Civility Star Award

Think before You Click Wins 1st Civility Star Award

Think Before You Click, GMA 7’s campaign to promote the responsible use of social media, was recently honored with the 2011 Civility Star Award by the Civility Counts Project, a global initiative of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI).

The Kapuso network became the first broadcast news organization in the Philippines to take a stand against cyber bullying when it launched the campaign last July.

Olen Juarez-Lim, managing director of OJL Consulting Group and director of Affiliate for the Philippines for Civility Experts Worldwide, said, “The OJL Consulting Group, the premier image consulting company in the Philippines, nominated GMA Network Incorporated for the 2011 award. This prestigious award is given to corporations or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership by promoting civility in their community, thereby contributing significantly to the betterment of society. Civility is defined by the 3 Rs: Respect, Restraint and Responsibility. We are pleased to recognize GMA network for its contribution to social responsibility and raising awareness about considerate and respectful use of the Internet and social media.

We are grateful for this great recognition and the support we received from all the personalities involved in the project,” said Shiela Paras, head of Creative Imaging, News. “We’re also extremely happy with the positive response the campaign has received from various sectors. We appreciate that a number of social media users continue to embrace this concept and are now thinking twice before tweeting or posting anything online.”