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5 days left to enter child-centred journalism awards!

Media Monitoring Africa encourages journalists across Africa to submit their story ideas for the organisation’s Isu Elihle “Great Idea” Awards before the deadline at midnight on 23 September 2019.

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 that will be held in October 2019. The journalists behind these 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 once they have been published or broadcasted, and the final winners will be awarded: ZAR 25 000 (Overall Winner); ZAR 15 000 (2nd place); ZAR 10 000 (Third Place).

Project Coordinator at MMA, Girlie Sibanda says, “the call is for all African journalists to enter for these awards and it is important that they enter so that they will be able to promote children’s rights by reporting on both their abuse and achievements. This is a great opportunity for African journalists to showcase stories of African children. Journalists must however make sure that they follow the correct guidelines when reporting on children and make sure that they always put children’s best interests first”.

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

For enquiries please contact:

Girlie Sibanda

girlies@mma.org.za

Or

George Kalu

georgek@mma.org.za

   Tel: +27 (0)11 788 1278

                                          

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