Gender in Journalism Awards

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has invited entries for the fourth annual ‘Gender in Journalism’ Awards 2006. The two awards, which are for print journalists, have been instituted by the PPF with the support of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Islamabad.

The articles published in Pakistani publications between January 1 to December 31, 2005 are eligible for the awards. One award is for excellence in gender sensitive reporting and is open to both male and female journalists. This award recognizes models of excellence and best practices in the coverage of gender related issues. The second award is for outstanding coverage of any issue by a female journalist. This award recognizes the competence and contribution of women to journalism who are role models for those entering or planning to enter the profession. News, columns, articles and features published in the Pakistani print media during 2005 will be considered for the Rs. 50,000 ‘Gender in Journalism’ Awards. Journalists and writers may nominate their own work or editors and others may nominate writings they feel promote the objectives of the awards.

English or Urdu translations must be attached to entries that are in other languages. The last date for receipt of entries is February 28. A panel of eight media professionals will judge the entries. The entries can be sent to the Coordinator Gender in Journalism Awards, 2006, Pakistan Press Foundation, Press Centre, Shahrah Kamal Ataturk, Karachi or Email: genderawards@pakistanpressfoundation.org—APP

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