Contest highlights disaster reporting [Africa, Middle East]

Contest highlights disaster reporting [Africa, Middle East]

Posted on September 05, 2018


October 01, 2018

Journalists from established media houses, as well as freelancers, in Africa and the Arab countries can enter this contest.

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Disaster Risk Reduction Network of Africa Journalists (DIRAJ) have launched the DIRAJ Media Awards.

The contest will recognize stories on disaster risk prevention, reduction and recovery. Topics include underlying causes of disaster losses and their social impacts on communities, and solutions to reduce the long-term socio-economic impacts of disasters on people and their assets.

Entries must have been published or broadcast between June and September 2018. Stories should be submitted in English or French -- translations to these languages will be accepted.

The winner will receive a cash prize (to be announced) and be invited to attend the award ceremony in Tunis, Tunisia. 

The deadline is Oct. 1.

For more information on how to apply, click here.