Apply: ICFJ Global Health Reporting Contest for African Journalists 2017


The International Center for Journalists is organizing a competition to recognize the best media coverage of maternal, child health, and other urgent health issues.

Eligible Countries: The contest applies to a story or stories published or broadcast in Brazil, China, India, Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa

To be taken at (country): United States

Contest Topics: Contest topics may include (but is not limited to):

• Reducing maternal, infant and child mortality;
• Reducing disease transmission from mother to child;
• Preventing malnutrition;
• Improving delivery of care and infrastructure for maternal and child health;
• Responses to the Ebola epidemic;
• Innovative approaches to delivery of vaccines.

About the Award: The Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest, one of ICFJ’s flagship programs, has increased the quality and quantity of news coverage on key health issues in targeted countries and regions across the globe.

Now in its fourth year, ICFJ’s 2017 Global Health Reporting Contest seeks to continue building on the program’s previous years’ successes by catalyzing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa. This year, the program will offer reporting grants to former contest winners with the aim of spurring additional high-quality storytelling on health topics.

Journalists from each country must be employed by print, broadcast, or online media in order to qualify. The contest is also open to affiliated freelance journalists with a letter confirming their work by an editor. Submitted work must have appeared in a media outlet based in each region or distributed mainly in the region. Submissions will be accepted in English, French (Africa), Hindi (India), Mandarin/Cantonese (China), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia). Submissions in other languages must include an English translation. Applicants may submit more than one entry.

Offered Since: 2014

Type: Contest

Eligibility: Candidates may submit one or more of the following for the health reporting contest. There is no limit to the number of submissions.

• Feature articles
• In-depth, investigative or explanatory stories
• Multimedia reports
• Videos, documentaries or discussion programs.

Number of Awardees: Several

Value of Contest: Not stated

Duration of Award: 12-day study tour at the United States

How to Apply: Visit Program Webpage to apply

Application Deadline: Monday, 31st July, 2017.

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: Johnson & Johnson. International Centre For Journalists Protection Status



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