As part of the Media Diversity Campaign, MISA-Zimbabwe will be running a journalistic contest hinged on coverage that promotes media freedom, diversity and access to information from October 30, 2013 to November 21, 2013. The contest is open to print, electronic and photo journalists.
The stories/articles that will be assessed should be published/aired in various media platforms. A panel of three senior journalists will assess the reports based on the articulation of issues affecting the profession and citizens’ right to freedom of expression. These include:
- Rights due to journalists and citizens in Zimbabwe
- Legislative/Structural issues affecting the media
- Media diversity, accessibility and affordability
- Defence of media freedom rights, freedom of expression and access to information
Prizes include gadgets and tools that equip journalists in conducting their work as well as a one week fully sponsored exchange programme to The Netherlands for the winner. The prizes will be presented during an awards ceremony on November 26, 2013.