Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and UNICEF will announce the Isu Elihle Awards 2021 finalists on the 30th of June 2021 at 4:30 pm (SAST). We would like to invite journalists and reporters to join us as we make this huge announcement.

Date: 30 June 2021

Time: 16:30 pm (SAST)

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This year we have received over a hundred story ideas from nineteen African countries. Six journalists will be given an amazing opportunity to publish their child-centered stories. These finalists will be announced during an online awards ceremony.

The awards seek to contribute to a change in attitudes and behaviors of opinion and decision-makers and citizens across the country and continent from the premise that the media frames debates in society and carries enormous influence and, therefore, ability to drive positive change. This year marks five years since these Awards were launched.

 MMA’s awards seek to give children a voice and highlight the status of children in our continent Journalists behind these ideas will each receive guaranteed financial support of ZAR 10 000. MMA will also offer support to the finalists to develop their concepts. The final stories will be ranked and the final cash prizes will be awarded as follows: ZAR 25 000 (Overall Winner); ZAR 15 000 (2nd place); ZAR 10 000 (Third Place).

Project coordinator Girlie Sibanda said, “We are excited to see that the lsu Elihle Awards are gaining traction from the African continent. We have received over a hundred entries of powerful African story ideas .lt is heartwarming to see that journalists are still passionate about telling children’s stories despite the global pandemic that we are all facing”

For more details visit the Isu Elihle Award’s website

For enquiries please contact:
Girlie Sibanda