Nelly Bassily | January 27, 2014
The media play a crucial role in providing citizens with information to help them stand up to corruption. An independent and free media is a public watchdog on the abuse of power, secret dealings and bribery. Reporting about corruption takes courage and determination. Only when corruption is uncovered can it be tackled.
To this end, Transparency International (http://www.transparency.org/) is sponsoring a Corruption Reporting Award as part of the 2014 One World Media Awards.
The goal of the award is to highlight and encourage the coverage of corruption around the world. The award honours journalists who bring to light the abuses of entrusted power.
The award covers broadcast, radio, TV, print and web reports accessible in English about corruption in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Oceania, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia or the post-Soviet States. The full text of Transparency International’s press release is available here: http://www.transparency.org/news/pressrelease/call_for_entries_for_the_2014_one_world_media_corruption_reporting_award_sp
For more information on eligibility and how to enter the competition, go to: http://oneworldmedia.org.uk/how-to-enter. For a full description of all the available award categories, visit: http://oneworldmedia.org.uk/award-categories
The deadline for entries is January 29, 2014.