The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is pleased to announce that from October 4 through October 24, 2023, at 4 p.m., journalists may submit their entries for the 18th edition of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting (WSAIR). The prize is open to submissions from Nigerian journalists, whether they are full-time employees or independent contractors, who have written articles for Nigerian news outlets aimed primarily at Nigerian readers.
The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) will carry on its tradition of honouring outstanding journalism in print, online, photojournalism, editorial cartooning, television, and radio genres that looks into public and corporate corruption, exposes human rights abuses, and draws attention to regulatory abuses in Nigeria this year.The articles must promote human rights, be newsworthy, investigative, and expose or stop illegal activity and corruption in both the public and private spheres.
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About Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ)
Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation with social justice programmes aimed at exposing corruption, regulatory failures and human rights abuses with the tool of investigative journalism. The initiative started in 2005 under the name Wole Soyinka Investigative Reporting Award (WSIRA). It operated as an award-giving organisation till 2008 when it took on the name Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ).
WSCIJ Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting
- Type Entrepreneurs
- Organisation Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ)
- Course to study Not specified
- Gender Men and Women
- Application Deadline October 24, 2023
Aim and Benefits of WSCIJ Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting
- The award win includes a cash prize, an award plaque, a certificate of commendation, a computer backup hard drive and an international study tour.
Requirements for WSCIJ Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting Qualification
- The award is open to any Nigerian professional reporter or team of reporters (fulltime or freelancers), 18-years and above, who have published stories either online, in print, or through electronic media, primarily targeted at and received by a Nigerian audience.
Interview date, Process and Venue for WSCIJ Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting
The main criterion for eligibility is that the work (single work or single-subject serial) must involve reporting on public, and or corporate corruption, human rights violation, or on the failure of regulatory agencies. The story should reflect a high quality of investigation in terms of newsworthiness, capacity to expose or prevent clandestine activities, corruption in the public domain, an understanding of human rights implications enhanced by the quality of presentation. Such works should have been first published or broadcast in a Nigerian media between 4th October 2022 and 3rd October 2023.
October 24, 2023
How to Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) on award.wscij.org to apply
For more details, visit WSCIJ website