2:54am , Wednesday 19th December 2018

JHR launches the Human Rights Reporting Award for 2018

November 10, 2018

Amman– Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) in partnership with Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) has launched the fourth edition of its Human Rights Reporting Award in Jordan.

The award aims to encourage the production of high-quality journalism that can promote constructive public dialogues around human rights issues.

General Eligibility:

Journalists are invited to submit stories from print and online media that highlight a human rights issue  of their concern. Stories that include elements of data journalism are especially welcomed.They must have been published in Arabic on Jordanian media outlets between Oct. 30, 2017 and Nov 10, 2018.

Applicants should email their entries to hraward@jhr.ca by Nov. 20, 2018.

Awards will be given out to the best three human rights reporting stories and will be announced at ceremony Dec. 1, 2018, during ARIJ’s 11th Annual Forum at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre Managed by Hilton.

The three award winners will receive vouchers with the following amounts:

$1,000 for the 1st place winner.

$500 for the 2nd place winner

$250 for the 3rd place winner.

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.

Judges representing the media and academia will use the following criteria to select the best stories:

• Degree of difficulty in obtaining content matter

• Effective storytelling, including clarity and narrative

• The breadth and scope of research undertaken

• The degree of change or action created sparked by the news coverage

• Clear legal explanations of the issued examined

• Supporting material and resources that show creativity, originality and innovative reporting tools, such as data journalism

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