Entries Open For Wole Soyinka Investigative Reporting Award

Entries for the ninth edition of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting are open to journalists in the Print, Electronic or Online media, who report for the Nigerian audience.

The award is open to practising Nigerian journalists, including freelancers, in print and electronic media who have produced published works.

The 2014 award will honour works that expose corruption, human rights abuses and regulatory failures from the print, broadcast (radio and television); online, local government, photo, climate change, sports, health, editorial cartoon and report women categories.

This year, a new category on reporting women has been introduced to the competition. This is part of the Centre’s Reporting Women project aimed at increasing the reportage of girls and women issues in the Nigerian media.

The reporting women award will go to the writer of the most outstanding story that focuses on access and or abuse status of the girl or woman.



    The best work in the broadcast category will also win the VinMartin Ilo grant for investigative reporting.

    Entries will be scored by a panel of judges drawn from the media and related professions who are passionate about investigative reporting.

    Deadline for submission of entries is Friday, 24 October, 2014.

    Interested reporters may visit www.wscij.org for details.

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