The second edition of the OPEN Media Hub supported Migration Media Award has rewarded 41 journalists from 18 countries for their journalistic excellence in reporting migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
In the six categories of video, print, online, photo, multimedia or radio in the English, French or Arabic languages, the winning entries feature fact-based and impartial reporting on migration, its many challenges and opportunities. The entries consist of previously published pieces, and proposals for future productions which this Award will fund as quality reporting is more than ever needed to improve the public’s understanding of migration. To decide on the winning entries an international jury, composed of 14 reputable journalists, evaluated over 200 applications, double the number from the first edition of the competition in 2017. The purpose of the Migration Media Award is to promote more evidence-based and ethical journalism needed to inform on the complexities of migration
That is exactly what the Media Migration Award does. For the last two years we have acknowledged the best, and often bravest, in migration coverage from across the spectrum. Journalists covering not just crisis but context, human faces behind statistics, challenges to communities”, said David Quin, Director of Development of Thomson Foundation, the leading implementer of the OPEN Media Hub addressing the Award Ceremony.
Held on 18th September in Carthage, under the auspices of the Government of the Republic of Tunisia, the award ceremony highlights 14 first prize winners from 10 different countries: Ibrahim Mostafa, (Egypt); Anne Ilcinkas and Preethi Nallu (Lebanon); Salhi Abdellatif and Leila Beratto (Algeria); Cecile Debarge(France), Daniel Howden (Greece); Sally Hayden (Ireland), Alessandro Puglia (Italy), Jaime Alekos (Spain), Ziad AlGhandour (Syria) and Arafat AlDhib (Tunisia). A special long-lead prize is also awarded for the team: Daniel Howden, Charlotte Alfred (UK), and Hannah Patchett (Jordan).
The Migration Media Award is an EU-funded journalism competition bringing together four partners based on the initiative of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). The programmes EUROMED Migration IV and OPEN Media Hub, funded by the EU, developed the scheme in partnership with the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and Malta’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion. The full description of the Migration Media Award can be found here. All winning entries are available here.