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International Development Journalism Competition 2010 launched

3 March 2010
London, 3 March:  Malaria Consortium is joining the Guardian for the third annual International Development Journalism Competition, which launched today.

This unique competition was the brainchild of international NGO, Marie Stopes International and was designed, in partnership with the Guardian and with support from UKaid from the Department for International Development (DFID), to motivate and encourage new and existing journalists to write about some of the most important issues facing the developing world today.

The success of the competition to date has lead to unprecedented news coverage for some key development issues such as access to maternal health services in Nepal, the devastating impact of drought in northern Kenya and how climate change is affecting pastoralist communities in Africa.

This is the second time Malaria Consortium has participated in the competition. The organisation was one of the first NGOs to sign up as a partner in the competition’s inaugural year. It was a highly successful liaison, with Malaria Consortium benefiting from the exceptional opportunity offered by the competition to gain high profile coverage not only of the impact of malaria in the developing world, but also of some less high profile issues such as childhood illnesses and neglected tropical diseases.

This year, Malaria Consortium is inviting entrants to consider writing about two themes on key issues for the organisation; To visit Malaria Consortium’s dedicated page for this competition and for more details about writing about these issues, please click here.

As with previous years, the International Development Journalism Competition is supported by a consortium of NGOs including CBM UK, Hive Save Lives Africa, Leonard Cheshire Disability, ORBIS, Saferworld and Save the Children.

For details of the competition, including information on how to enter, visit http://www.guardian.co.uk/journalismcompetition, the deadline for entries is Friday 30th April 2010.

For further information please contact Diana Thomas d.thomas@malariaconsortium.org

 

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