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13th Wole Soyinka award for investigative reporting opens for entries


By Our Reporter
The 13th Edition of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting is now open for entries from Nigerian professional journalists or team of journalists, full-time or part-time, with stories published between 4th October 2017 and 3rd October 2018.
An annual event of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), the award, seeks to honour journalism works from the print, radio, television, photography, online and editorial cartoon categories.
In a statement emailed to Apex News on Thursday by its Centre Coordinator, Motunrayo Alaka, noted that submitted reports must involve in-depth coverage of clandestine activities on public and or corporate corruption, human rights abuses, or on regulatory failures in Nigeria.
According to the statement received entries will be collated using the award coding system and assessed by a panel of media experts and related professionals with good understanding of investigative reporting. The judges’ board would broadly score stories based on quality of investigation, evidence, human rights elements, ethical reportage, courage, individual creativity, public interest, impact and quality of presentation.
The deadline for the submission of entries is Wednesday, 24 October 2018 by 4pm.
All entries, apart from the online categories must be submitted to the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism office, Second Floor, 18A Abiodun Sobajo Street, Off Lateef Jakande Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos. Details of criteria for the call for entries can be found on the WSCIJ website – wscij.org.

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