Award Brief and Objectives:
The award, the first of its kind in Jordan, is part of the “Expanding Public Dialogue on Human Rights Issues through Media” project.
It aims to encourage journalists to enhance the quality of human rights coverage to effect positive change in society and support constructive dialogue on human rights issues in Jordan.
A panel of judges comprising representatives of local and international media, civil society and academic institutions evaluated the reports based on the following criteria:
- Difficulty in procuring content
- Scope of the research
- Clarity of narrative
- Adherence to legalities
- Creativity, originality and use of modern tools and sources such as data journalism
- Impact of the report in effecting change and prompting action.
Conditions for Participation:
Submitted reports must address local human rights issues and have been published in the print or electronic media.
Winners of the best two reports will receive media equipment worth $1,000.
- Nadine Al Nimri from Al Ghad Newspaper in the print media category for her report: Abandoned Children, Voiceless Victims.
- Ezzedine Al Natour from Amman Net in the online media category for his report: Hanging after Detention … two Punishments for a Single Crime.