Each year, the WAN-IFRA Women in News Editorial Leadership Award is awarded to one outstanding woman editor in the sub Saharan Africa region and in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) respectively. Laureates of the Award are first amongst their peers in inspiring and paving the way forward for the next generation of leaders. The Award recognises an exemplary contribution of an Editor to her newsroom, and under her leadership, the contribution of her newspaper to society.
About the Award: The award recognises an exemplary contribution of an Editor to her newsroom and under her leadership, the contribution of her newspaper to society. Two women will be recognised as leaders, one being from sub-Saharan Africa and one from the Middle East and North Africa region.
We look forward to receiving nominations from across the continent! Women in News works to increase women’s leadership and voices in the news. It does so through targeted capacity building actions to develop media leaders, combined with a partnership-driven approach to advocacy that aims to sensitise and mobilise the industry on gender equality.
Eligible Countries: Countries from sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa region.
To be taken at (country): Yet to be announced
Eligibility: Eligible nominees must:
- Be based in the sub-Saharan region of Africa or the Middle East and North African region.
- Hold a senior editorial role.
- Work in a news media role (newspapers, magazines and digital-only).
- The media house can be any size from across the regions and the MENA countries
Number of Awardees: One being from sub-Saharan Africa and one from the Middle East and North Africa region.
Value of Award: The Winner will receive an all expenses paid trip to attend the World News Media Congress, the premier global annual meeting of the world’s press.
Duration of Award: The recipients of the Women in News Leadership Award will be honoured during the next WAN-IFRA News Media Congress.
How to Apply: You can nominate yourself, or be nominated by someone else. Please download the application form attached and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Award Provider: Women in News is a partnership with the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency, SIDA within the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, WAN-IFRA.
Application Deadline: 1st March 2018
Offered annually? Yes
The nominations for the award for 2018 is not currently ongoing but we shall keep you posted when it begins.