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JHR Launches the Human Rights Reporting Award for 2016

October 30, 2016

Amman – October 2016-  Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) in partnership with Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) has launched the 2nd edition of the Human Rights Reporting Award in Jordanunder the project “Expanding the Public Dialogue on Human Rights in Jordan through the Media” sponsored by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Amman.  

The Human Rights Reporting Award aims to encourage the production of high quality human rights journalism that can have a positive impact within communities through promoting a constructive public dialogue around human rights issues. 

General Eligibility: Journalists are invited to submit one or a collection of stories that address a specific human rights issue from print and online written media that highlight a human rights issue of their concern. 

Journalists are encouraged, but not required, to have included elements of data journalism. 

Stories must have been published by media outlets in Arabic.

Publication Date: Stories should have been published during the period from September 1, 2015 through October 30, 2016. 

Submitting Entries: Applicants are invited to out the submission form and email their entries to hraward@jhr.ca.

Deadline: The deadline to submit the entries isNovember 15th, 2016 (23:59 Amman time).

Date and location of the ceremony: The Human Rights Reporting Award will go to two human rights stories and will be announced at an official ceremony on December 2nd during the 9thARIJ Conference at the Mövenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea at 7:00pm.

The two award winners will receive media equipment.

Eligible format of stories: applicants are required to submit their stories published through one of the following mediums: 

• Print – newspapers or magazine publications: submissions must include a PDF copy of the stories.

• Online – websites: submissions must include a URL address of an appropriate website that contains the story. 

Judging Criteria: 

• Degree of difficulty in obtaining content matter. 

• Effective use of storytelling techniques, including clarity and narrative.   

• The breadth and scope of research undertaken. 

• The degree of change or action created from news coverage.

• The legal knowledge.

• Supporting material and resources used including creativity, originality and innovative reporting tools, such as data journalism. 

The judging committee will consist of representatives from media and academia. 

For media and applicants inquiries, please contact mohammad@jhr.ca.