Guardian International Development Journalism Competition - longlisted entries announced
30 June 2011 Malaria Consortium is delighted that two entrants who wrote about Malaria Consortium’s theme, have made it onto the finalists’ longlist for the Guardian International Development Journalism Competition 2011.
The two articles looked at the role of the private sector in international health development and are available to read on the competition website.
One journalist, who entered in the professional category, submitted an article entitled Text for life in which they look at the role mobile phone technology has in helping to prevent drug stock-outs at the community level.
The second journalist entered as an amateur with Microinsurance and its role in healthcare in which they focused on a privately supported community-based, non-profit microinsurance health scheme for some of Equador’s poorest people.
The competition is growing in strength every year, reaching more people and successfully highlighting the importance of international development journalism. This year, 398 journalists took part in the competition and 40 have made the longlist. The dedicated website hosted and promoted by the Guardian was visited by 27,000 people over the six weeks the competition ran.
The 16 finalists will be selected by a panel of judges that include Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow, broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky, deputy editor of the Guardian’s Global Development website Liz Ford, Behrouz Afagh head of BBC World Service Asia and Pacific region, and Richard Kavuma, projects editor for the Weekly Observer in Uganda. The panel will be chaired by Sue George, editor of the Guardian International Development Journalism Competition. The final 16 will be announced on the Guardian Website in July.