South African based media watchdog, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) invites journalists across Eastern and Southern Africa to enter the organisation’s Isu Elihle Awardsand stand a chance to win ZAR 25 000.

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 then be selected 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).

Applications for this year’s awards have been opened as part of National Child Protection Week and will close at midnight on 30 June 2017.

For more details, terms and conditions as well as the Application Form visit the Isu Eihle Award’s website

For enquiries please contact:

William Bird


Ayabulela Poro

                            Tel: +27 (0)11 788 1278

Isu Elihle Awards

Rewarding Innovative journalism about children

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