Due Date: September 23, 2018

Get the BIRN Kosovo Person Rights Reporting Award Competitors 2018 The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Kosovo is requiring entries for a competitors to win awards for the 3 finest journalistic pieces on TELEVISION, in print or online media in Kosovo that highlight abuses of the rights of minority neighborhoods, ladies’s rights and LGBT rights.

Through this effort, BIRN and ACDC, as part of the job ‘OmbudsWatch– Promoting the Ombudsperson’s Function in Kosovo’, supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kosovo, thinks that reporters rewarded for their effective protection of the subjects will enhance even more engagement with these concerns in the future. The effort is meant to increase the protection of human rights concerns and the work of the Ombudsperson, and assist to set brand-new requirements for media reporting.


The journalistic reward will be accompanied by a financial stimulation:

  • First reward: 800 Euros
  • Second reward: 600 Euros
  • 3rd reward: 400 Euros


  • Applications from certified woman and male prospects from all spiritual, ethnic and social backgrounds are highly motivated. Gender balance will be considered throughout the choice procedure;-LRB- ***************).
  • The stories sent for the competitors should have been released, aired or broadcast in Kosovo media throughout the duration from November 1, 2017 to August 30, 2018.

Assessment Requirements

Stories will be assessed based upon the following requirements:

  • Design of composing and composing abilities;-LRB- ***************).
  • The worth of the story and the effect it has on the audience/readership;-LRB- ***************).
  • Dealing with the rights of minority neighborhoods, ladies’s rights and LGBT rights in a distinct way;-LRB- ***************).
  • Degree of logistical obstacles;-LRB- ***************).
  • Inclusiveness of the story;-LRB- ***************).
  • Readily available sources utilized in details collection;-LRB- ***************).
  • Thorough reflection of the existing situations in Kosovo with regard to the particular marginalised neighborhoods;-LRB- ***************).
  • The effect the report has actually had after publication.

In addition to the standard requirements, the following will be considered for TELEVISION submissions:

  • The quality of image and sound;-LRB- ***************).
  • The quality of video and sound;-LRB- ***************).
  • Technical realissation of the story.


All applications for the Human being Rights Award need to be gotten through e-mail address: [email protected]

To learn more, see BIRN Competitors

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