The Council of Pakistan Organization (COPO) hosted the Spring 2003 Radio Rookies workshop on Coney Island Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Midwood. COPO was founded in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, when members of the South Asian community in Midwood were facing threats and many residents had questions about their rights. These stories were awarded an Honorable Mention in the Third Coast International Audio Festival, a Sigma Delta Chi Public Service Award, the RTNDA/UNITY Award, the South Asian Journalists Association Award and the Casey Medal.
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