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Media Contest Opens for Best Reporting Of Infectious Diseases




Health reporters in Sub Saharan Africa, along with those from Europe and the United States, can win $10,000 worth of international reporting trips by sending in stories on infectious diseases in a contest launched by the International Center for Journalists, ICFJ.

Stories can be on diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which are the leading causes of death in low-and middle-income countries, claiming nearly four million lives every year and costing billions of dollars in lost productivity.

Preference will be given to multimedia feature articles or documentaries; investigative reports or explanatory stories and reports that use data, mapping and other digital tools to engage audiences.

Deadline for submission is August 1, 2013 and stories must have been published or broadcast between May 20 and August 1, 2013

Along with the story submitted, which must be in English or French, participants must write a 300-word proposal for international reporting trip to expand their coverage of infectious diseases annually.

The ICFJ will select a winner each from Sub Saharan Africa, Europe and the United States and results will be announced on September 15, 2013.

The ICFJ says that “an editor or manager at each of the selected news organizations will also earn a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend ICFJ’s 2013 Awards Dinner on Nov. 7, 2013.”

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