The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) conducted a Violence Against Children reporting contest to raise awareness and spur dialogue around critical – yet underreported – issues of violence against children around the world.
Journalists reporting on violence against children in English or Spanish in Colombia, Kenya, and the Philippines were eligible. To be considered, your violence against children story must 1) have been published between September 1, 2022 and October 16, 2022, and 2) have used best reporting practices from the WHO new media guide for proper reporting on violence against children. In each of the eligible countries, a $1,000 first-place prize, $750 second-place prize, and a $500 third-place prize were awarded.
Multimedia stories, podcasts, photo reportage, cross-border stories, and series of stories were welcome. Collaboration within newsrooms or across borders, use of social media and audience feedback, post-story engagement with policy- and decision-makers, and other ways of maximizing the impact of the story were highly encouraged.
Learn more about ICFJ’s WHO Violence Prevention Reporting program.
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