Contest for Annual media tolerance award 2018

On the occasion of 16 November, International Day for Tolerance, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, supported by OSCE Mission in Serbia, will award the best media articles and reports on combating discrimination and promotion of equality and tolerance with Annual Media Award, for a fourth year in a row.

Journalists from all printed and electronic media, local and national, registered in Serbia, who published articles on contest topics in period between 15 September 2017 and 15 September 2018, have a right to apply. Several journalists from the same media house can apply, but with only one article / report per person. Criteria for evaluation of participants are: detecting discrimination as a phenomenon, busting stereotypes and prejudice, affirmative reporting, equality promotion and using gender sensitive language. Maximum duration should be 3 minutes for radio and TV reports and 30 minutes for coverage, in order to be considered.

Media articles and reports should be sent between 15 June and 15 September 2018 at: poverenik@ravnopravnost.gov.rs. Contest application should include media article / report and short CV with author’s contact information. Application format: for radio and TV – link to broadcasted report, for print and internet media – link and published article in PDF.

Winners of the first prize will visit one of European media houses that have good practice in reporting on human rights.

Awards will be given in three categories:

  • First, second and third for radio/TV report
  • First, second and third for printed/online article
  • First, second and third for radio/TV reportage lasting up to 30 min.

Panel of judges will consist of: first prize winners in all three categories for 2016 – Jelena Jorgacevic Kisic (Vreme), Tamara Tankosic (RTS), Jovana Polic (Produkcija JSP), Gordana Jankovic, Media Department Chief in OSCE Mission in Serbia and Antigona Andonov, Chief of Staff to the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality.

The best media reports in contest and authors names will be announced at the Annual Conference of Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, on 16 November 2018 and after will be published on web sites and Facebook pages of Commissioner for the Protection of Equality and OSCE Mission in Serbia.

We believe that your media outlet will recognize the importance and significance of this contest and that you will encourage your colleagues to apply. For all additional information please contact Danijela Segan: danijela.segan@ravnopravnost.gov.rs 064/88-98-729, or Zlatana Maletic zlatana.maletic@ravnopravnost.gov.rs 064/88-98-720.

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