Entries are invited from eligible candidates for the World Health Organization (WHO) Road Safety Reporting Contest 2021.
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About the Contest
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) are conducting a WHO Road Safety reporting contest to raise consciousness and spur dialogue around critical – but underreported – highway safety issues with a Vision Zero/Safe System Approach.
Underreported issues include road design and quality, unsafe and polluting used automobiles, cost and extent of crash-related accidents, air pollution resulting from exhaust emissions, protected public transport urban cycling. Multimedia stories, podcasts, photo reportage, cross-border tales, and series of stories are welcome.
Collaboration inside newsrooms or throughout borders, use of social media and audience suggestions, post-story engagement with policy- and decision-makers, and different methods of maximizing the impact of the reporting are highly encouraged.
- Journalists reporting on highway safety in English, Spanish or Portuguese in Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India, Mexico, and Uganda are eligible.
- To be considered, your road safety story must be printed between August 1, 2021, and December 1, 2021.
In each of the eligible countries, a $1,000 first-place prize and $750 second-place prize shall be awarded.
Send the link to your story to [email protected] by December 1, 2021, to be considered.
December 1, 2021
Click here to view the official notification for the World Health Organization (WHO) Road Safety Reporting Contest 2021.
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