Deadline: 24 July 2016
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is seeking applicants for its 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest with an aim to increase the quality and quantity of news coverage on key health issues in targeted countries and regions across the globe.
ICFJ’s 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest aims to build on the program’s previous years’ successes by catalyzing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa.
- 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
Journalists in the targeted countries have the opportunity to participate in a 12-day study tour in the United States and receive cash prizes as part of regional competitions.
- 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.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via given website.
Eligible Countries: Brazil, China, India, Russia, Angola, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, the Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan or Zimbabwe.
For more information, please visit Global Health Reporting Contest.