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Journalism for an Equitable Asia Award 2021-2022

Status: Closed

Organisation: Asia Centre

Deadline: 31/01/2022

  • Eligibility Criteria: Journalists are eligible for nomination if they meet the following criteria:
    – Written English articles of minimum 650 words in length published in print or digital platform (Any written medium or public platform is eligible given the fulfillment of all the other criteria);
    – Journalists writing two or more pieces published on the theme of  health inequality from 1st January 2021 to 31st January 2022 will be eligible;
    – The nominated article(s) should cover how health inequality affects people from across Asia and/or their country during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can cover types of health inequality such as disparity of vaccine allocation, unaffordable costs of healthcare, preventable deaths. They may also discuss actions to address these inequalities to building a fairer Asia.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Country: Worldwide
  • Application language: English

Asia Centre is inviting nominations for the 2021-2022 Journalism for an Equitable Asia Award under the theme ‘Inequality-threat to lives and livelihoods’, to recognize journalism that has highlighted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives and livelihoods of disadvantaged groups including women, ethnic, religious and gender minorities, migrant and informal workers.

The award will be launched online in several countries in South and Southeast Asia: Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, with the award ceremony planned to be held in March 2022 in Bangkok. In case of travel and social distancing restrictions a virtual ceremony will be held.

Eligible stories can cover a wide range of issues related to inequality including but not limited to access to healthcare, reproductive health services and COVID-19 vaccination, unequal access to education during the pandemic. Stories can also look at the impact of the pandemic on the social and economic conditions of women and girls.

See here to learn more and apply.

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