German Development Media Awards 2013 – Open to Journalists From All Over the World


Application Deadline: 31st May 2013

The German Development Media Awards recognize excellence in human rights and development journalism. The awards champion independent media across the world and put the spotlight on journalists telling important stories affecting their communities, countries and regions.

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

The German Media Development Awards aim to support the work of talented journalists around the world and to emphasize the role of human rights and development in strengthening democracy, good governance, civil society and freedom of the press. As of this year, there will also be a People’s Choice Award open to African press photographers covering human rights in Africa.

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Or Nominate A Story/Journalist you deem worthy:

The report you wish to nominate must have been published or broadcast during the period January 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013 inclusive, and the author must come from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe or Germany.

Please send an email to GermanMediaAwards(at) with the journalist’s name and, if possible, the person’s contact details.

Please also include the title of the suggested entry and details on when and where it was published or broadcast. If the journalist in question agrees, his or her entry will then be accepted for consideration.


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