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Somali journalism prize award by British Embassy

Country: Somalia
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Applications are invited for the Somali journalism prize award by British Embassy. The British embassy is seeking short videos and photographs from media students and early career journalists based in Somalia. Further, including Somaliland which demonstrate a positive, original and unique story about Somalia.

This award will highlight the importance of defending media freedom. Also, d demonstrate the key role that the media play in creating an inclusive and open society in Somalia. Further, It will also seek to identify and project young Somali voices and positive stories about Somalia.

Moreover, The event provided a platform for a cross-section of Somali journalists to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities they face with regard to media freedom in Somalia. Additionally, the British Embassy’s Somali Journalism Award is to celebrate and promote the important role that a free media plays in Somalia and to identify and recognize emerging talent. Further, Media freedom is under increasing attack in Somalia as journalists are routinely subjected to intimidation, harassment, and persecution. I look forward to continuing our work with the media, civil society organizations, international partners and the Government of Somalia to address these challenges together.


  1. The competition is open to media students and early career journalists (3 years of work experience and below, directly employed or freelance).
  2. Further, Priority : Applications from women and marginalized groups
  3. All entrants must be Somali nationals and have a valid travel document.

How to enter

  1. a video of up to 2 minutes highlighting a positive and unique story about any aspect of life in Somalia; the video can be in Somali but must have English subtitles
  2. a black and white or color photograph depicting a positive and unique story about Somalia.; the photograph should have a title or short caption
  3. the video/photograph via WeTransfer or Google Drive
  4. a one-page CV which includes your name, date of birth, education, employment history, a copy of your travel document and your entry


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline07 June,2019
Open toSomalia nationals
OrganizerBritish Embassy
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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