Deutsche Welle Medienpreis Entwicklungspolitik 2013 Enlarge image (© Deutsche Welle) The newly inaugurated German Development Media Awards honor journalists worldwide for their outstanding reporting on human rights and put the spotlight on journalists telling important stories affecting their communities, countries and regions.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has a long tradition of honoring German journalists who focus on international development issues. Now, in partnership with Germany’s International broadcaster Deutsche Welle, the new German Media Development Awards are also open to journalists from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Submissions to the competition can include stories in all journalistic formats in print, radio, TV and online. The stories should focus clearly on human rights and development. The entries must have been published or broadcast between January 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. Entries can be in one of seven core languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian or Spanish. Entries in other languages broadcast by Deutsche Welle will also be accepted if accompanied by a translation in one of the seven core languages. A jury of acclaimed and independent journalists will select the six winning entries.

There is also a special People's Choice Award for the best human rights photograph. This award is open to African photojournalists living and working in Africa. The closing date for submissions is May 31, 2013. Each of the seven winners will receive a 2,000 euro cash prize as well as a trip to Berlin to attend the awards ceremony on August 14, 2013. Further details about the German Development Media Awards are available at

In order to give as many journalists as possible the chance of winning one of the German Development Media Awards, nominations from others are also accepted.


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