Deadline: April 8, 2018
WAN-IFRA in partnership with Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, is accepting nominations for the 2018 Women in News Editorial Leadership Award. The award recognises an exemplary contribution of an Editor to her newsroom and under her leadership, the contribution of her newspaper to society. One outstanding editor from sub-Saharan Africa and one from Middle East and North Africa will be named Laureates in 2018.
The Women in News Editorial Leadership Award will be awarded to two outstanding woman editors who are first amongst their peers in inspiring and paving the way forward for the next generation of leaders. The Winners will possess a proven track record of success within her newsroom, have demonstrated uncompromising editorial integrity throughout her career, and have a strong commitment to the principles of press freedom and its power to promote democracy and good governance.
The 2018 recipients of the Women in News Leadership Award will be honoured during the WAN-IFRA World News Media Congress in Estoril, Cascais, Portugal, 6-8 June 2018. The Winners will receive an all expenses paid trip to attend the World News Media Congress 2018, the premier global annual meeting of the world’s press.
The Women in News Editorial Leadership Award is awarded each year to one outstanding woman editor in the sub Saharan Africa region and in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) respectively. Laureates of the Award are first amongst their peers in inspiring and paving the way forward for the next generation of leaders. The Award recognises an exemplary contribution of an Editor to her newsroom, and under her leadership, the contribution of her newspaper to society.
Eligible nominees in 2018 must:
- Be based in the sub-Saharan region of Africa or the Middle East and North African region.
- Hold a senior editorial role as of 1 January 2018.
- Work in a news media role (newspapers, magazines and digital-only).
- The media house can be any size from across the regions.
Anyone is free to nominate a potential candidate from their markets or indeed from other markets. However, it is strongly recommended that nominations be made by superiors, peers or colleagues in order to maintain the integrity of the nominations.
Please fill the nomination form and send to [email protected].
You can download the Africa nomination form here.
For more information, visit WAN-IFRA Women in News .