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ONGOING APPLICATION!! INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM REPORTING (WSCIL)

 

ONGOING APPLICATION!! INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM REPORTING (WSCIL)

 

OVERVIEW

Application is ongoing..

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) rewards, promotes and encourages best practices in journalism works from the various divisions of communication, such as the print media and the electronic media, editorial cartoon broad categories as well as from other special categories which focus on themes ranging from regulatory failures, corruption in the public and corporate spheres, and human rights abuses in the country.

HISTORY

The Award was first held in October 2005 to aid the development of an investigative reporting culture in the Nigerian media. In naming the award after Wole Soyinka, the initiators hoped to bring further attention to Soyinka’s untiring and relentless support for the cause of freedom of expression.

•14 AWARDS HELD

•98 FINALISTS

•9 INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS OF THE YEAR

•22 HONORARY AWARD.

Annually, nominations open in October and close in November for the award presentation ceremony usually held on 9 December –the World Anti-corruption Day.

 

JUDGES

Judges are selected from an array of veteran investigative journalists, media professionals and academics for the award programme which has so far produced 91 finalists, 8 investigative journalists of the year and 20 honorary awards recipients for their outstanding works.

 

BENEFITS

The award win includes a cash

•Prize

•An award plaque

•A certificate of commendation,

•A computer backup hard drive and

•An international study tour.

Apart from the investigative reporting category, the award also has two honorary awards—

•The Lifetime Award for Journalistic Excellence and

•The Anti-corruption Defender Award, to honour the great past of the media profession, and to recognise individuals or organisations for their noteworthy stance against corruption respectively.

 

More Detail and Application Here

 

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