Recognizing the best African journalism on education
The Association for the Development of Education
in Africa (ADEA) has launched an annual award that will recognize
the best articles on education published in the African press. The
aim of the competition is to highlight the importance of relevant
and quality public information and communication for the development
of education in Africa by encouraging African journalists to research
on and cover education issues in the press.
Every year, a jury of education specialists
and journalists will select two articles in English and two in French
written by an African, from newspapers - daily, weekly and periodicals
- published in Africa. The articles will be judged for their critical
analyses, creativity, objectivity and relevance to education in Africa.
First prize winners in each language category will be awarded a cash
prize of 2000 euros and second prize winners 1000 euros. In addition,
the winning articles will be published in the ADEA Newsletter, and
their authors and editors-in-chief of the publication will be invited
to Paris and London for a ten-day study visit which will include training
seminars and visits to media houses and organizations.
An award ceremony will be organized every two
years during the ADEA Biennale Meeting to honour the eight winners
of the previous years and the 'Best of the Best'.
More information about the award is available at www.adea.org
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