Friday, May 9, 2008

Global Shining Light Award

Nominees for the second Global Shining Light Award are now asked to send in
their projects to the jury, by June 15th.

The prize is at USD 1000 and a free trip and stay at the fifth Global
Investigative Journalism Conference in Lillehammer, Norway in September.

CRITERIA

The journalist, journalism team and/or media outlet provided independent,
investigative reporting, which was broadcast or published between January 1,
2007 and December 31, 2007, and which:

• Originated in and affected a developing or emerging country
• Was of an investigative nature
• Uncovered an issue, a wrong-doing and/or a system of corruption which
gravely
affected the common good, and
• Did so in the face of arrest, imprisonment, violence against them and
their
families, and/or threats and intimidation


NOMINATIONS:

Nominations for this award may be made by independent Investigative
journalism
organizations, associations of journalists, independent media outlets, or a
fellow
investigative journalist.

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD INCLUDE:

• A nomination letter listing the journalist's name (or names of team
members), and
name of his/her media organization with address, telephone number, fax and
email.
• The letter should provide a brief summary of the entry topic, explaining
the
importance of the story, the challenges faced in reporting it, and the
impact it made upon its broadcast or publication.
• One English-translated copy of the published entry or one copy of the
broadcast material with an English-translated copy of the script

Entries must be received no later than June 15th 2008. Entries (articles,
tv/radio) can also be sent on CD-ROM/DVD.

Entries should be sent to: Bibiana Dahle Piene, c/o The Norwegian Journalism
Union,
P.O. Box 8793 Youngstorget, 0028 OSLO, NORWAY.

THE AWARD

The winning entrant will be notified by the first week of August 2008.
Airfare, hotel, per diems and conference registration for the journalist or
one member of the team, is
included in the award.

The presentation of the $1000.00 award and a plaque will be made at the
Saturday
banquet of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference.

For more information click here

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