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The Categories

Below are the categories for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award 2016.

With the exception of the Mohamed Amin Photographic Award, ALL categories are open to all media.

English Categories

Culture Award

This award celebrates the coverage of African Culture. A diverse category covering a range of topics including, but not limited to, The Arts; crafts; destination tourism; African culture and cuisine.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

Dow Technology & Innovation Reporting Award

Economies, communities and individuals are all impacted by innovations that are shaping our lives, with technological advancements affecting every aspect of our day. This award recognises journalists excelling in reporting about technology and innovation issues and initiatives on the continent.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

Ecobank Economics & Business Award

Stories should demonstrate a contemporary, balanced and clear understanding of any aspect of economic and/or business issues. Entries can also cover entrepreneurial spirit and its effect on a nation’s economy.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

Features Award

Covering any topic or subject matter, this category recognises excellence in long-form reporting and can include, but is not limited to, a series of articles, extended news stories or documentaries.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

GE Energy & Infrastructure Award

This category celebrates the role that Energy & Infrastructure play in a nation’s development. A wide-reaching topic, entries may include coverage of issues including infrastructure development projects, energy, fuel resources, roads, rail and natural resources.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

Health & Medical Award

Journalists play a key role in bringing important health and medical issues to the forefront of the news agenda. Submissions in this category may include, but are not limited to, coverage of prevention, protection and treatments of diseases and conditions; training of medical personnel; cost and development of healthcare; and the impact of health issues on communities.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

Mohamed Amin Photographic Award

A photograph has the powerful ability to capture a specific moment in time and tell the story in a single image.

Entries may be either an individual photograph or a photographic essay of not more than 5 photos. Both black & white and colour photos accepted. Images that are available for download on agency websites and have not appeared in African media will not be eligible.

Media: Print

News Impact Award

Journalism has the ability to bring issues to the attention of its audience and effect positive change. This award recognises stories that, as a result of their coverage, have made a sustainable impact in one or more of the following areas: reaction within their target audience; increased public awareness and tangible changes in behaviour or policy.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

Press Freedom Award

This award rewards excellence and provides support to African journalists who tell their stories at continuing risk to their lives and safety by covering conflicts, exposing corruption or crises in an atmosphere where information is controlled or often suppressed.

Previous recipients have demonstrated the lengths that journalists will go to and the hardships they endure to continue telling the story; often being tortured, imprisoned and, unfortunately, even making the ultimate sacrifice.

As this category is so specific to the cause of Free Press, it may not always be possible for a journalist to enter his/her own work, so nominations are encouraged from family members, the public, editors or colleagues.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

Sport Reporting Award

Entries should relate to any aspect of sports reporting such as coverage of sporting events; the business behind sport and features on personalities.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

The African Development Bank Environment Award

Entries should relate to sustainability and environmental issues including, but not limited to, protection of the environment; conservation; climate change and innovative ways to combat environmental damage.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

The Maggie Eales Young Journalist Award

Named in honour of the late Maggie Eales, the CNN executive and former journalist who during her 20 year career at CNN was the driving force behind the development and growth of the African Journalist Awards. This award reflects Maggie’s enduring passion for nurturing young talent and will recognize the work of journalists starting out in their career, who demonstrate exceptional storytelling and the ability to identify a story and tell it with conviction. There are no restrictions on subject matter for this category and entrants must be born after Jan 1st 1990.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

Francophone Categories - Catégories francophones

Actualités générales

Les journalistes peuvent soumettre des candidatures relatives à l’actualité générale. Seront analysés les travaux de presse écrite, TV, Internet et radio.

Télévision:

  • bulletins de journaux télévisés d’une durée maximale de 5 minutes;
  • un sujet traité en profondeur dans le cadre d’un journal télévisé ou d’un documentaire d’une durée maximale de 60 minutes.

Radio:

  • un reportage d’une durée maximale de 20 minutes.

Presse Écrite:

  • un article ou une série d’articles traitant du même sujet. Envoyer l\'article original ET une photocopie de chaque article choisi.

Internet:

  • un article publié. Veillez à nous fournir deux exemplaires imprimés et l’URL du site Internet.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

Liberté de la Presse

Ce prix récompense l’excellence et a pour but d’apporter un soutien aux journalistes africains qui rédigent leurs articles au péril constant de leur vie en couvrant des conflits, en dénonçant la corruption, en révélant des crises, dans un climat ambiant où l’information est contrôlée voire bien souvent muselée.

Parmi nos anciens lauréats, certains ont illustré combien de peines les journalistes doivent endurer et à combien d’épreuves ils sont confrontés pour pouvoir continuer d’exercer leur métier, souvent victimes de tortures, privés de liberté et, parfois même malheureusement jusqu’à en faire le sacrifice suprême.

Vue l’importance que revêt cette catégorie pour la cause de la liberté de la presse, il se peut qu’il ne soit pas toujours possible à un journaliste de soumettre lui-même son travail, c’est pourquoi, nous encourageons vivement les membres de famille, le public, les éditeurs ou les collaborateurs à proposer des nominations.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

Portuguese Language Categories - Categorias em língua portuguesa

Liberdade de Imprensa

Este prémio pretende distinguir trabalhos de qualidade excepcional, bem como apoiar jornalistas africanos que relatam notícias em condições extremas, colocando constantemente a sua segurança e a sua vida em risco, relatando histórias de zonas de conflito, expondo corrupção ou crises políticas, em contextos em que o acesso à informação é muitas vezes controlado ou reprimido.

Os jornalistas previamente galardoados demonstraram já os extremos a que se prestam certos jornalistas e as dificuldades a que se sujeitam os mesmos no intuito de relatar eventos fundamentais, sofrendo muitas vezes tortura, prisão ou até o sacrifício extremo da própria vida.

Dada a ligação próxima desta categoria com a causa da Imprensa Livre, nem sempre será possível aos jornalistas em questão submeter as suas próprias candidaturas, pelo que encorajamos nomeações por parte da família, do público leitor, de chefes de redacção ou de colegas de trabalho.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

Notícias Gerais

Os jornalistas podem apresentar inscrições relativas a qualquer tipo de notícias gerais. Serão analisados trabalhos da imprensa escrita, televisão, Internet e rádio.

Trabalhos de Televisão – um de dois:

  • peças de noticiário com a duração máxima de 5 minutos;
  • peças de noticiário alargadas ou documentários com a duração máxima de 60 minutos.

Trabalhos de Rádio

  • não devem exceder 20 minutos de duração.

Trabalhos de Iimprensa Escrita

  • uma peça única ou uma série de artigos sobre o mesmo tema. Envie o original E uma fotocópia de cada artigo inscrito.

Trabalhos da internet

  • forneça dois exemplares impressos e o URL do artigo.

Media: Digital/Web, Print, Radio, TV

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