Migration needs better reporting: New media competition awards 35 journalists

The first edition of the Migration Media Award (www.Migration-Media-Award.eu) will award 35 journalists from 16 countries for their journalistic excellence in reporting on migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The winning entries feature fact-based and impartial reporting on the complexity of migration, its many challenges and opportunities.

An international jury, composed of reputable senior journalists, evaluated over 120 applications for the four categories of video, print, online or radio in the English, French or Arabic languages. The twelve first-prize winners come from Algeria, Egypt, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal and the UK. A total of thirty-five 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will be announced during an award ceremony to be held on June, 14th in Valletta, Malta, under the auspices of Malta’s EU presidency.

The Migration Media Award is a new EU-funded journalism competition bringing together four partners based on the initiative of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). The EUROMED Migration IV and OPEN Media Hub projects, funded by the EU, developed the scheme in partnership with the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and Malta’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Source: International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).