WITBN’s World Indigenous Journalism Awards, WIJA, honors excellence in audio-visual journalism that demonstrates superior journalistic skills in a form and manner best representing Indigenous storytelling. WIJA especially acknowledges the significance of journalism that best delivers the Indigenous perspective and contributes to leverage the public understanding of the Indigenous reality nationally and internationally.
WIJA seeks to recognize and reward the best examples of professional journalism in Indigenous television and audiovisual media. In particular the awards will look to the portrayal of an Indigenous perspective on stories of local, national or international impact. Journalistic standards and ethics are the key component of this recognition. Examples of collaborative journalism between journalists of different Indigenous cultures, language, communities or news networks which elicited an authentic Indigenous perspective will be given special consideration.
WIJA2014 is opened to three categories.
WIJA 2014 is currently opened to WITBN members only. All entries must be nominated by a WITBN member and must be taken from broadcast reports from any television broadcaster or through digital media outlets. Although eligibility is not limited to journalists with Indigenous background, the judges highly focus on the representation of the Indigenous perspective.
* WIJA commission reserves the right to verify the eligibility of nominations.
The fee is $200 per entry. Each nominator is allowed to submit a maximum of two entries under each category.
Deadline for entry is January 31, 11:59 p.m. CST (UTC/GMT +8 hours)
Entries for WIJA 2014 must be reports published or broadcast between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2013.
Finalists of WIJA 2014 will be announced on WITBN website in May 2014. All finalists will be notified by email.
WIJA 2014 award gala dinner will be held during WITBC 2014 in Winnipeg, Canada. Visit the WITBC 2014 website.
If you have any questions regarding WIJA 2014, contact our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.