ICRC CEJ Humanitarian Reporting Award 2019 – Pakistani Journalists

ICRC CEJ Humanitarian Reporting Award 2019
ICRC CEJ Humanitarian Reporting Award 2019

Applications are now invited for consideration to the Humanitarian Reporting Award 2019. This prestigious ICRC award is being organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ-IBA).

Submissions will be considered in Urdu and English. Where a byline is not given, the onus is on the applicant to prove that this is his/her work.

The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) is an initiative for the professional development, training, and networking of Pakistani journalists and media professionals. CEJ is a collaboration between the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes – and those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – and the resolutions of the International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law.


  • Pakistan


  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ-IBA)


  • Winners in each category will be awarded Rs.100,000 and runner-ups will receive Rs.80,000.

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The ICRC Competition will focus on work produced in the field of humanitarian reporting and will be judged in four categories:

  • Mainstream Broadcast (Urdu);
  • Mainstream Print (Urdu);
  • Mainstream Print (English);
  • Online (English & Urdu)


  • The award is open to all journalists irrespective of their affiliation or employer. Content will be judged for its originality and quality of work.
  • Series of articles on humanitarian issues will be given special consideration.
  • Participants can send stories/packages that they have published/produced on humanitarian issues from September 17, 2018, to August 20, 2019.
  • Ideally, these should be stories that have focused on a specific humanitarian issue, including but not limited to: violence against healthcare, disaster reporting, issues related to people with disabilities, disaster response/preparedness, population movement (refugees/IDPs), climate change impact, etc. Stories done by beat reporters will be given priority.


Fill the online form for entry submission. If submitting in multiple categories, you must submit a separate registration for each category. Please note that only three entries per person are allowed.


  • The last date for the submission of an application to ICRC Humanitarian Reporting Award 2019 is August 20, 2019.


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