Nominations Open For Investigative Reporting Prize

The Global Investigative Journalism Network is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Global Shining Light Award, which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. Submission deadline is June 15, 2013.

The award will be presented at this year’s Global Conference, held October 12-15, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The winner will receive an honorary plaque, $1,000, and a free trip to the conference.

Submission Criteria:

The journalist, journalism team, or media outlet provided independent, investigative reporting, which:

  • Originated in and affected a developing or emerging country;
  • Was broadcast or published between April 2, 2011 and December 31, 2012;
  • Was of an investigative nature;
  • Uncovered an issue, wrong-doing, or system of corruption which gravely affected the common good;
  • And did so in the face of arrest, imprisonment, violence against them and their families, or threats and intimidation.

Submissions must include:

  • A nomination letter in English, listing the journalist’s name (or team member names), and name of his/her media organization with address, telephone number, fax and email.
  • The letter should provide a brief summary of the entry topic, explaining the importance of the story, the challenges faced in reporting it, and the political or social impact it made upon its broadcast or publication.
  • One copy of the published entry or one copy of the broadcast material with a copy of the script.

All entries and submission materials must be in English. If the original entry is not in English, a full translation or lengthy summary of its key findings must be provided in English.

For more information and to submit contact Kate Willson.