<a href="/media-development/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:2754">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/promoted-rss.xml/2754 en The Matter International Reporting Fellowship http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/matter-international-reporting-fellowship <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/matter_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="55" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Matter International Reporting Fellowship is accepting applications for its international reporting fellowship. One writer or team of journalists will receive US$10,000 to investigate and report a narrative feature on an issue of global importance or local stories of global interest.</p> <p>The grant will also cover travel expenses up to US$5,000 on top of the initial US$10,000.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, November 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To apply, write a proposal for your story in a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://medium.com/m/signin?redirect=%2Fp%2Fnew-post&amp;loginType=default" rel="nofollow">Medium draft</a>. The pitch should outline your well-researched idea, the reporting involved, and how you would tell the story. Please include three links to writing samples. Be sure to also include a rough estimate of your travel expenses. Email the Medium draft link using: <a href="mailto:matter@medium.com" rel="nofollow">matter@medium.com</a></p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://medium.com/matter/the-matter-international-reporting-fellowship-8e2db5bd1662" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> for more information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/matter">Matter</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Patrick Mayoyo to The Communication Initiative on October 6 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/matter-international-reporting-fellowship#comments Global Funding 2014 November Digital News/Information Recognition/Awards News Media Featured Global Media Development Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:56:23 +0000 jlevy 9351551 at http://www.comminit.com Chevening Scholarships http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/chevening-scholarships-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/chevening.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Chevening Scholarships are the United Kingdom (UK) government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations for outstanding scholars with leadership potential.</p> <p>The scholarships are offered for many fields of study, including journalism and media. The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at the postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university. More information is available by country.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, November 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Applicants must have an excellent undergraduate academic track record and two to five years' working experience. Applicants must also be fluent in English.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.chevening.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> for more information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/chevening-scholarships">Chevening Scholarships</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Patrick Mayoyo to The Communication Initiative on October 6 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/chevening-scholarships-0#comments United Kingdom (UK) Global Funding 2014 November Academic Institutions Digital Print Radio Recognition/Awards Television Government Departments Featured Global Media Development Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:15:49 +0000 jlevy 9351549 at http://www.comminit.com Media Content in the Central African Crisis: An Overview and Solutions for Further Peace-building and Governance Interventions http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/media-content-central-african-crisis-overview-and-solutions-further-peace-building-and-g <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/radiodrc.jpg" alt="" title="Media Content in the Central African Crisis: An Overview and Solutions for Further Peace-building and Governance Interventions" width="100" height="55" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karim Benard-Dende </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, May 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This 70-page report presents the results of media monitoring and analysis conducted to explore post-conflict media content in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), with a view to developing strategies for peacebuilding. The media monitoring research was conducted by Internews during a month-long period, April and May of 2014, as part of the Supporting Local Media to Inform Vulnerable Populations project.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.internews.org/sites/default/files/resources/Internews_Final_report_CAR_media_ENG_2014-07.PDF" target="_blank">Click here to download the full report in PDF format. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/node/283048">Internews Network - Washington Office</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.internews.org/research-publications/media-content-central-african-crisis-overview-and-solutions-further-peace" target="_blank">Internews website</a> on September 29 2014. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/media-content-central-african-crisis-overview-and-solutions-further-peace-building-and-g" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/media-content-central-african-crisis-overview-and-solutions-further-peace-building-and-g#comments Central Africa Central African Republic Strategic Thinking Digital Inclusive Politics Conflict Conflict and Peace Public Expectations Governance and Democracy Community Media Print Media and D and G News/Information Radio Television Research News Media NGOs Featured Democracy and Governance - Africa Global Community Radio - Africa Fragile Contexts Media Development Africa Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:10:01 +0000 aventh 9351464 at http://www.comminit.com Open Jirga: one man’s amazing Afghan journey http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/open-jirga-one-man%E2%80%99s-amazing-afghan-journey-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_2_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Zabiullah Faizy, September 26 2014&nbsp; - <strong><em>Abdurrasul Pamiri stunned the studio audience of our discussion programme Open Jirga when he revealed he had travelled eight days from the Pamir Mountains in northern Afghanistan to ask a question.</em></strong></p> <p>"Twenty kilometres on foot from my village to the Wakhan district," he explained, "And approximately four days of travel by horse and donkey to get to the Eshkashim district [the first district in the north-east that is connected by roads]."</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/open-jirga-one-man%E2%80%99s-amazing-afghan-journey-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/open-jirga-one-man%E2%80%99s-amazing-afghan-journey-0#comments Afghanistan 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy - Partnerships for Child Rights Blogs: Conflict and Fragility Blogs: Rights and Development Children Community Participation Child Protection Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Radio Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Gender NGOs Rights Youth Featured BBC Media Action Adolescent Development Global Children, Equity and Development Policy Blogs Democracy and Governance Media Development Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:54:45 +0000 BBC Media Action 9351314 at http://www.comminit.com HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/hiv-and-stigma-media-challenge <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/stigma_1.jpg" alt="" title="HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge" width="100" height="87" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sophie Chalk </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>International Broadcasting Trust (IBT)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The role of the media in tackling HIV related stigma is crucial. It is seen as one of the drivers of HIV reduction, yet the media is far from reaching its full potential....Many of our interviewees believe there is fatigue with HIV in the mainstream media..."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://ibt.org.uk/documents/reports/IPPF_IBT_HIV_STIGMA_final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 24-page report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/sophie-chalk-ibt">Sophie Chalk - IBT</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Sophie Chalk to The Communication Initiative on September 16 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.ippf.org/news/Media-holds-key-tackling-HIV-Stigma" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IPPF website</a>, accessed September 23 2014. <em>Image credit/caption:</em> Sven Torfinn/Panos. "The picture shows Judith Atieno Basil, the secretary of Ulusi Youth Group. The group raises awareness within the community on a range of issues including HIV. When she lost her parents at the age of 12 from AIDS-related illness, she had to leave school, get married and raise her siblings."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/hiv-and-stigma-media-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/hiv-and-stigma-media-challenge#comments Swaziland Global Strategic Thinking Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination Entertainment MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Television HIV AIDS NGOs Treatment, Care and Support Featured Global Health HIV / AIDS Media Development Entertainment-Education Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:52:24 +0000 kdevries 9351247 at http://www.comminit.com World Media Summit (WMS) Global Awards for Excellence http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/world-media-summit-wms-global-awards-excellence <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/20140814103149343.jpg" alt="" title="WMS Global Awards for Excellence" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The awards encourage all people working in the media sector to keep honing their professional skills and pursue excellence, while inspiring media setups to work with the times in the spirit of innovation."</em></p> <p> The World Media Summit (WMS) is accepting entries for the WMS Global Awards for Excellence. The awards are open to news agencies, newspapers, TV stations, and news websites around the world.</p> <p> Categories include:</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 30, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li>The works should have been published between January 1 2012 and December 31 2013.</li> <li>Entries' submission deadline: 24:00 GMT, September 30 2014.</li> <li>Winners' announcement: November 2014.</li> </ul> <p>The Awards' working language is English. There are no language limitations to entries, but copies of an English translation should be attached, based on which reviews and judgment are made.</p> <p> For more information and to apply online (in English and/or Chinese), <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.worldmediasummit.org/media/wms_press_kit/index.html#document" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">click here.</a> <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.membership.worldmediasummit.org/login.do" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> to begin the process of applying online directly.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/world-media-summit-secretariat">World Media Summit Secretariat</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Patrick Mayoyo to Google Groups on September 17 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.worldmediasummit.org/media/wms_ann_press/2014/0904/2115.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WMS website</a>, September 22 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/world-media-summit-wms-global-awards-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/world-media-summit-wms-global-awards-excellence#comments Global Awards 2014 September Digital Governance and Democracy Community Media Print Economic Development News/Information Television News Media Featured Global Media Development Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:32:14 +0000 kdevries 9351231 at http://www.comminit.com SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship for the Global South http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/scidevnet-investigative-science-journalism-fellowship <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/sciencejourno.jpg" alt="" title="SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship for the Global South" width="100" height="89" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Science journalists from the Global South are being invited to submit their applications for the SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship, which will provide one successful fellow with a cash prize of £3500/$5837, laptop, mentoring support from experts in science journalism, and training/conference opportunities. Offered by SciDev.Net with support from the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW) and with funding from the International Development Research Centre, the fellowship is designed to encourage investigative science journalism in the Global South.<br /></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 10, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The fellowship is open to all science journalists (working in print, broadcast, or online) living and working within non-OECD countries who are employed by or freelance for a media outlet.<br /><br /> </p> <p>To apply for the fellowship, the applicant must write a proposal of no more than 1,000 words which outlines the investigation they wish to carry out and include the following:</p> <ul type="square"> <li>The outline of the story/investigation: This should include the purpose of the investigation, what the applicant is hoping to uncover and report on, and how this will be done.</li> <li>Details of the existing evidence already gathered: SciDev.Net will expect evidence of a strong case for the investigation which will require the applicant to already have carried out some initial investigative work to support their case. The stage one fellowship will not support initial development of a 'hunch' or an 'idea'.</li> <li>Proposals that offer groundbreaking stories are encouraged: However, if the subject has been covered previously, please acknowledge prior coverage and explain how the proposed investigation would significantly advance the story.</li> <li>Consider and outline any legal implications of the investigation: SciDev.Net and any affiliated partners will not bear any legal responsibility for the actions of the Fellow or the final piece of work. </li> <li>The anticipated start and completion date of the full investigation. </li> </ul> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.scidev.net/filemanager/root/site_assets/docs/fellowship_application_form.docx" target="_blank">Click here</a> to download application form in Word format. <br /><br /></p> <p>Please email the complete application form, a copy of your CV/resume, and 2 examples of published or broadcast investigative work to <a href="mailto:award@scidev.net">award@scidev.net</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/scidevnet-investigative-science-journalism-fellowship-0">SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.scidev.net/global/content/announcements_notice.4E56778E-D464-4A93-9F9AB3C65149FC11.html" target="_blank">SciDev.Net website</a> on September 16 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/scidevnet-investigative-science-journalism-fellowship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/scidevnet-investigative-science-journalism-fellowship#comments Global Awards Digital Community Media Opening Up Information Print News/Information Radio Television Environment Health News Media HIV AIDS Natural Resources Management New Technologies Nutrition Population Reproductive Health Featured Science and Media Global Community Radio - Africa Public Engagement with Science Media Development Africa Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:59:04 +0000 aventh 9351220 at http://www.comminit.com Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) 2015 http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/social-impact-media-awards-sima-2015 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/simapic.jpg" alt="" title="Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) 2015" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The annual SIMA Awards champion eye-opening impact films from around the world that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation."</em></p> <p> The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) is an effort to unearth the stories of independent filmmakers, grassroots change-makers, and humanitarian organisations and to provide a springboard for creative and educational media to inspire social change.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 27, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Films must be completed between Jan 2013 and October 2014 to be eligible for entry. <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://simaawards.org/submit/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here for full submission details and to apply.</a> Please note that, while there is no cost associated with submitting an impact video, entries in both of the documentary categories must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee:</p> <ul> <li>Early Bird Deadline (September 8-25 2014): Documentary Features: US$20; Documentary Shorts: US$15</li> <li>Regular Deadline (September 26 - October 9 2014): Documentary Features: US$ 25; Documentary Shorts: US$20</li> <li>Late Deadline (October 10-27): Documentary Features: US$30; Documentary Shorts: US$25</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Previous Winners:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://simaawards.org/2014-winners/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to read about - and watch the film trailers of - the 2014 winners.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/social-impact-media-awards-sima">Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://simaawards.org/sima-awards-competition/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SIMA website</a> on September 11 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/social-impact-media-awards-sima-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/social-impact-media-awards-sima-2015#comments Global Awards 2014 October Advocacy Digital Community Participation Film and Video Community Media Education Rights Featured Global Media Development Africa Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:33:03 +0000 kdevries 9350947 at http://www.comminit.com Legal Journalist of the Year Award 2014 http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/legal-journalist-year-2014 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/legaljawards.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="58" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year Award recognises print (including online), radio, and television journalism in South Africa that demonstrates outstanding work in the field of legal journalism. According to the Webber Wentzel legal firm, the award "was founded in 1999 to acknowledge the role played by journalists in promoting knowledge of the judiciary and understanding of the country's civil and criminal justice systems."<br /></p> <p>There are three categories: Print (including Online), Radio and Television, and a R50 000 prize for each category. <br /></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, October 2, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The competition is open to all journalists working and reporting on legal issues in the Republic of South Africa on a freelance basis or as a full-time employee.<br /><br /></p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.webberwentzel.com/wwb/action/media/downloadFile?media_fileid=9284" target="_blank">Click here</a> to download the entry form. <br /><br /></p> <p>Below are some of the rules to be considered:</p> <ul type="square"> <li>Articles written by Webber Wentzel partners and staff are excluded.</li> <li>Only work published or broadcast between September 1 2013 and August 31 2014 may be entered.</li> <li>An entrant may submit up to four articles or reports in each of the print and television categories.</li> <li>In the radio category, there is no limit on the number of entries but the combined length of all entries should not exceed 20 minutes.</li> <li>In the broadcast category, a two-minute clip which contains some highlights of the entry is required. This is in addition to the complete report, which is required for judging purposes.</li> <li>Webber Wentzel reserves the right to use highlight clips or print extracts of entries for marketing purposes. Due credit will be given to the original publisher(s).</li> <li>Entries that cannot be clearly read, viewed or heard will not be considered.</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/bongi-makama-webber-wentzel">Bongi Makama - Webber Wentzel</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.webberwentzel.com/wwb/content/en/ww/ww-legal-journalist-of-the-year" target="_blank">Webber Wentzel website</a> on September 9 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/legal-journalist-year-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/legal-journalist-year-2014#comments South Africa Awards Digital Governance and Democracy Print Media and D and G News/Information Radio Recognition/Awards Television Rights and Justice News Media Rights Community Radio - Africa Media Development Africa Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:32:04 +0000 aventh 9350926 at http://www.comminit.com Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise") http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/radyo-bakdaw-rise <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/phil_novdec2013_13.jpg" alt="" title="Radyo Bakdaw (&quot;Rise&quot;)" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Radyo Bakdaw has helped bring a sense of normality back to the lives of many in the Guiuan area by bringing the community together to take part in events such as the much loved kareoke sessions."</em></p> <p> When typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8 2013, Internews' Humanitarian Team was deployed to Guiuan, Eastern Samar, to set up Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise"), which provided emergency information to the citizens of Guiuan. The station went live on November 26, providing news and information to people in the aftermath of the typhoon until May 2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A 4-day assessment of information needs and access to communication channels through direct interviews with survivors, local journalists, and humanitarian aid workers, as well as visits to local media outlets, revealed an acute, urgent need for information and documented the destruction endured by local media outlets. Based on this analysis, Internews built up a team of local journalists and trained them to provide acutely needed humanitarian information via Radyo Bakdaw. The local reporting team was supported and mentored on emergency humanitarian broadcast by two specialists from Internews' humanitarian media roster. (<em><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.internews.eu/News/An-Insight-Glimpse-Into-Radio-Bakdaw-Station-Set-U/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> in order to listen to a podcast by one of the people who contributed to setting up Radyo Bakdaw.</em>) Operating on 92.7 FM, the emergency station was designed to enable public service broadcasting to the most affected, disconnected areas in the Leyte region, reaching 10-20km from its location. Internews initially distributed 200 wind-up radios among community halls and other public places, turning Sundays into "Radio Repair Day", with two local technicians present to help.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Radyo Bakdaw worked as a two-way communication channel, bridging the information gap between affected population, local actors, and aid professionals. Listeners were encouraged to send text messages to the station with requests for information or vital messages they would like to communicate. Even when the emergency situation had abated, this philosophy continued. On the morning of January 29 2014, Radyo Bakdaw had its first broadcast of "Maupay nga Pruy-anan" (A Good House). The show focused on everything to do with the home, from waste disposal to a segment on rebuilding better homes with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Each day, the radio station chose a question of the day to engage with listeners, such as what they use to light up their homes. "One of our texters asked us where they can get a solar lamp and someone else texted in that they are available for 300 pesos in the Guiuan public market....We ask, and people answer, and we have people joining and participating, that makes me feel efficient," said the radio presenter. The station received around 500 text messages a day (with peaks of over 1,200 texts).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Risk Management</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"It is always heartbreaking to see people who may have lost everything feel completely disconnected," said Jacobo Quintanilla, Internews Director of Humanitarian Communication Programmes, who conducted the assessment in Tacloban. "This confusion only serves to further disempower, and further traumatize, already fragile communities. People rely on word of mouth and have no means to find additional, accurate information. Restoring the communication networks, including mobile phone and radio, must be a humanitarian priority as people are literally left in the dark in most areas."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/node/329372">Jacobo Quintanilla - Internews</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.internews.eu/Philippine-Humanitarian-Information-Service-HIS/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Internews Europe website</a>, accessed on September 9 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/radyo-bakdaw-rise#comments Philippines Experiences Bilaterals Entertainment Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Radio Risk Management Featured DFID Global Media Development Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:55:13 +0000 kdevries 9350910 at http://www.comminit.com