The Guardian and Marie Stopes International, with support from the Department for International Development (DFID), announced the launch of the third annual International Development Journalism Competition.
This unique competition was designed to motivate and encourage new and existing journalists to write about some of the most important issues facing the developing world today. The competition to date has lead to news coverage for some key development issues such as access to maternal health services in Nepal, the devastating impact of drought in northern Kenya and how climate change is affecting pastoralist communities in Africa.
Marie Stopes CEO Dana Hovig said “We are delighted to be leading the NGO consortium on this competition for the third consecutive year. International development is such an important area and we must work together to ensure that the voices of the underserved people in the world are heard and their stories told.”
Women Deliver would like to acknowledge journalists who are currently writing about women’s health issues and exposing the truth about maternal mortality around the world. Please follow their blogs and articles to learn more:
- Nick Kristof, NY Times
- Sarah Boseley, the Guardian
- Bachi Karkaria, The Times of India
- Victoria Ibanga, Champion (Nigeria)
Journalists are encouraged to register for and attend Women Deliver 2010 at no cost and cover the conference for print (newspapers, magazines, newsletters, online) and broadcast (TV, documentary, radio) media. Please register here.
For details of the competition, including information on how to enter, visit http://www.guardian.co.uk/journalismcompetition, the deadline for entries is Friday 30th April 2010.