10 Days Left to Enter for Child-Centred Journalism Awards

Posted: 20 June 2017 | News - Media Release | Categories:

Media Monitoring Africa encourages journalists across Eastern and Southern Africa to submit their story ideas for the organaisation’s Isu Elihle “Great Idea” Awards before the deadline at midnight on 30 June 2017.

MMA has partnered with Save the Children International and Media Network on Child Rights and Development in Zambia for the awards which seek to give children a voice and highlight the status of children on our continent. 

Story ideas can be targeted at any mainstream news medium such as TV, Radio or Online. The top three story ideas will be selected and announced during an AWARDS ceremony in September. The journalists behind these will each receive guaranteed financial support of ZAR 10 000. MMA and its partners will also offer mentorship to the finalists to develop their concepts.

The final stories will be ranked once they have been published or broadcast, and the final cash prizes will be awarded: ZAR 25 000 (Overall Winner); ZAR 15 000 (2nd place); ZAR 10 000 (Third Place).

Director at MMA, William Bird, says “These awards are critical to supporting investigative journalism in newsrooms across the region. We urge journalists to apply and commit themselves to thinking creatively around how to uncover issues facing the marginalised in our society and contribute to investing in our future.”

For more details, terms and conditions as well as the Application Form visit the Isu Eihle Award’swebsite www.isuelihle.org

 

For enquiries please contact:

William Bird

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Or

Ayabulela Poro

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Tel: +27 (0)11 788 1278

Isu Elihle Awards

Rewarding Innovative journalism about children