Child-Right Based Journalism Award – 2018


Award Brief and Objectives:

The 2018 Child-Right Based Journalism Award seeks to encourage exceptional work in this field and support journalists’ contribution to quality coverage of children’s issues and rights in order to make a positive impact on society, reduce violence against children and build a child-friendly culture in Jordan.

Award Categories:

  1. Print media and news websites.
  2. Radio and podcasts.
  3. TV, video journalism and multimedia.

Evaluation Criteria:

A panel of judges comprises local and international experts and academics evaluated the reports based on the following criteria:

  • Subject relevance.
  • Difficulty in obtaining content.
  • Clarity of narrative.
  • Expanded and in-depth research.
  • Commitment to professional and ethical standards.
  • Adherence to legalities.
  • Impact and ability to effect change.
  • Technical quality.
  • Innovation, creativity and use of digital tools.

Conditions for Participation:

The submissions must tackle issues related to protecting children from violence in Jordan, and must have been published/aired between 1 August 2017 and 1 October 2018, and  must not have received previous awards.

Award Value:

Winners of the best two reports for each category will receive media equipment (laptops and professional cameras).


  1. “Print Report” category:
  1. “Online Investigative Report” category:
  1. “TV, Video and Multimedia” category:
  1. “Radio and Podcast” category:
  • Louay Ahmed from the radio station of the University of Jordan received first place for his “Beggars Accompanied by Children” report.
  • Ismail Abu Shkhaidem from the radio station of the University of Jordan received second place for his “School Toilets” report.