Journalists in Kosovo are once again being encouraged to have their investigative work recognized through an annual award. The Press Council of Kosovo, in cooperation with the EU Office in Kosovo, has announced an open call for the investigative article award competition, for articles published between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
Journalists who have reported on social issues, misuse of power and fundamental human rights, corruption and organized crime in Kosovo, and who have brought to light information that was previously unknown, can apply.
The top three entries will be rewarded, with 10,000 euros on offer for the winner and subsequent prizes of between 3,000 and 5,000 euros.
The open call allows journalists to compete individually or in groups. It is open for professional journalists who are engaged in media in any way, including full time, part time or self-employed.
Journalists born in 1981 and later — or groups of journalists with at least one journalist within the group who was born in 1981 or later — are also eligible for the subcategory ‘best investigative story by young journalists’ — the prize for this category is 3,000 euros. Young journalists are also eligible for the main prize.
The stories with which journalists can apply for the investigative journalism award must be published in Kosovo. Nominations for investigative stories published in Kosovo’s media for the Kosovo public in languages that are not official languages of Kosovo (minority or international languages) must have an attached translated version an official local language.
Further information and directions regarding the application and nomination procedures can be found on the official website of the Kosovo Press Council, here.
The deadline for applications/nominations is April 5, 2017, at 00:00.K