Call for entries: Haller Prize for Development Journalism

    | August 24, 2014

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    The philosophy of Dr. Rene Haller and the Haller Foundation is to promote and share knowledge. That same motivation led to the establishment of the inaugural Haller Prize for Development Journalism.

    There are many crucial development issues that merit closer scrutiny or wider exposure, but tend to be under-represented in the media. The Haller Prize aims to highlight some of these issues by exposing the failings of the media and encouraging best practices. The Prize was conceived as a force for positive change in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Nationals of sub-Saharan African countries who reside in the region are invited to submit an unpublished article of up to 1,000 words in length which focuses on any aspect of development in sub-Saharan Africa. The article must be submitted in English.

    Possible topics include: the success or failure of a charity- or donor-funded program; a specific issue (e.g., the impact of oil or gas exploration); the role of civil society and grassroots organizations; the positive or negative effects of upscaling in agriculture, and; technologies which improve people’s access to banking, agriculture or health services.

    The deadline for entries is midnight, Greenwich Mean Time, on Friday, September 19, 2014. If you would like more information about the Haller Prize, email:

    The article must be submitted via an online form found at this address: