VALLETTA, Malta - 35 journalists from 16 countries across the globe, including Africa, will be recognised for their reporting on the migration crisis.
The first edition of the Migration Media Award will award the journalists for their journalistic excellence in reporting on migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The winning entries feature fact-based and impartial reporting on the complexity of migration, its many challenges and opportunities.
The 12 first-prize winners come from Algeria, Egypt, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal and the UK
An international jury, composed of reputable senior journalists, evaluated over 120 applications for the four categories of video, print, online or radio in the English, French or Arabic languages.
A total of thirty-five 1st
prize winners will be announced during an award ceremony to be held on June 14, 2017, in Valletta, Malta, under the auspices of Malta’s EU presidency.
The Migration Media Award is a new EU-funded journalism competition bringing together four partners based on the initiative of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD): the EUROMED Migration IV and OPEN Media Hub projects, funded by the EU, developed the scheme in partnership with the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and Malta’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.