20 Dec 2021

West and Central Africa Migration Journalism Awards

  • Date
    10 Nov 2021, 10:00am
  • Location

You can rewatch the event here and read all the winners here.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), along with media partner, RFI and media relations partner, APO, are pleased to invite you to a morning of knowledge sharing at the 2021 West and Central Africa Migration Journalism Awards. This will celebrate outstanding stories of migration reported by journalists from West and Central Africa.

IOM has launched a journalist competition in West and Central Africa to foster quality reporting on migration subject-matters including environmental migration, migrant reintegration, awareness raising about irregular migration and alternatives to irregular migration in the region. This initiative has been launched in English and French and is based on a “solution journalism” approach which aims at identifying and responding to key social issues. The call for submissions ran from 15 September 2021 until 15 October 2021. The journalistic works that were submitted must have been published in published in print, radio, television or online media between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021.

The award ceremony will be moderated by CNN Journalist, Stephanie Busari and guest speakers, including Aissata Kane, IOM’s Senior Regional Adviser to the DG for Sub Saharan Africa; Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Nigerian politician and former member of the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives; and more. The awards ceremony will be interactive, and participants will have the opportunity to engage in open discussions with the guest speakers and award winners.

For more information, please visit the Awards website.