Media Awards: Reporting on trafficking and HIV

Media Awards: Reporting on trafficking and HIV

One of the fundamental and central elements of the
UNDP-TAHA project is generating rights and gender
sensitive responses to trafficking and HIV in India.
To facilitate this process an innovative approach has
been undertaken to mobilise and sensitize media for
sensitive and priority reporting on issues of
trafficking and HIV. The aim is to gain
visibility/priority for the issue in both the national
and local media, print as well as electronic.

As part of the media strategy, HDRN which is TAHA is
implementing partner is announcing media awards for
the four best published and aired reports each, four
for print and four for electronic, on issues related
to trafficking and HIV.

The main objectives of the initiative are:

Help journalists improve the quality of reporting, in
terms of
comprehensive and sensitive reporting, on issues
related to trafficking and HIV Provide motivation for
in-depth research, study and deliver reports on
related issues to the subject Reinforce participants'
commitment to address the issue through their work

Awards are open to all categories of news media,
specifically, newspapers, magazines, internet, radio
and television; and all categories of media personnel
including producers, photographers, artists,
reporters, editors, etc. who are Indian citizens.

To Apply

Please fill in the application form available at
http://www.hdrn.org/Application%20Form/index.asp.

Time Frame

Applications open: August 10, 2006.
Last date of submission: October 10, 2006

The Award

Eight media personnel will be awarded Rs. 25,000/ -
each (four from the print and four from the electronic
media).

For more details, you can contact:

HIV and Human Development Resource Network (HDRN)
J/ 50, B.K. Dutt Colony
Jor Bagh Lane
New Delhi 110003
Tel: 91.11.24652297/98
Email: hdrn@youandaids.org