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Wole Soyinka Centre calls for application in investigative journalism


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By: Seye Joseph @seyetweets

As part of her effort to reward excellence and creativity in journalism, Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) has called for application into the ninth edition of the award.

In a statement that was signed by the Centre Coordinator, Motunrayo Alaka has it that the award that is opened for submission on Saturday October 4, 2014 will close on Friday 3 October, 2014 and interested participants had been urged to submit entries in corruption, human rights abuses and regulatory failures from the print, broadcast (radio and television); online, local government, photo, climate change, sports, health, editorial cartoon and report women categories.

Applicant entries will be scored by a panel of judges drawn from the media and related professions who are passionate about investigative reporting.

Towards strengthening the judging process, the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), introduced an entry coding system that makes the details of media house and by-line of entrants anonymous to judges in 2012 which has helped to further increase the credibility of the award programme.


In the same vein, the report women category that was introduced this year is geared at increasing the reportage of girls and women issues in the Nigerian media. The award will reward the most outstanding story which focuses on access and or abuse status of the girl or woman. The best work in the broadcast category will also win the VinMartin Ilo grant for investigative reporting. 

The winners in the last edition had return from a one-week study tour to the United Kingdom which spanned from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October, 2014 which includes international exposure classes at the Thomson Foundation as well as visits to some media organisations in the UK.

Published By: Mayowa Adeniran @mayowareports



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