Source: UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti

CoMNeTSS in partnership with the UNDP and UNESCO, invites journalists to pitch a project on an underreported nonviolent response or peace effort in conflict area.

The projects will be selected for the Peace Journalism Award 2020.

We seek pitches that illuminate peace efforts, nonviolent resistance, and reconciliation in areas of conflict or extremism.

We encourage journalists to go beyond traditional conflict reporting and to consider telling the stories of conflict in ways that speak to peace. We want to be surprised. We want to understand options other than war. We want stories that help policymakers think about responses to conflict in new ways. What are the hidden costs of conflict? Whose voice or perspective is missing from the way the conflict is framed? What will it take for peace to be achieved or sustained?

The level of support will vary between USD 1,000 and USD 600.  All three winners will present their pitches to a panel of judges at the Peace Forum on 12 February 2020, at Juba Grant Hotel in Juba South Sudan.

Top three winners will be announced on 13 February 2020.

Winners are required to be available to travel to Juba for the event.

Deadline for applications are 28 January 2020, 2pm South Sudan time.

Guidelines

Projects may include print, photography, audio, video, or a combination of media.

We encourage applicants to apply as teams.

All application documents must be written in English.

Applications must be submitted through email addresses given below.

Eligibility

Peace award is open to South Sudanese nationals only. 

Journalists working in community radio stations are encouraged to apply.

Deadlines

Submit application by 28 January 2020 at 2:00 pm South Sudan time.

Three finalists will be announced on 13 February 2020.

Awards will be announced live during the World Radio day celebrations in Juba.

Review Process

All submissions will be reviewed first by the editorial team at the CoMNeTSS office. This team will select 5-6 proposals for further consideration by judges selected by CoMNeTSS. Three winners will then be selected to pitch their projects live to the judges during a featured panel at the peace conference in Juba.

Questions

For questions, please contact us commnetssorg@mail.com and josephineachiro19@gmail.com

Or call +211-926-201-636, +211-912-201-636

Background

About CoMNeTSS

Established in November 2015, the Community Media Network South Sudan (CoMNeTSS) is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization consituting a group of professional radio journalists from sixteen local radio stations. CoMNeTSS aims to promote and advocate for peacebuilding, reconciliation and non-violent society through the use of community media.  The organization organizes peace forums between the civil society organizations, UN agencies, media, stakeholders, women and youth, radio listeners’ clubs on peacebuilding.  

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