Four JHR-trained Journalists in Mali Awarded for Best Media Stories on Human Rights and Gender Equality

Four journalists, trained and supported by JHR in Mali, were awarded prizes last month during the competition for best media stories « BESEYA GENRE » initiated by the Youth Association for Active Citizenship and Democracy (AJCAD) and in the competition for the Right2Grow Program, initiated by OMAES, an NGO for child protection in the Sahel.

These two Civil Society Organizations awarded Elisabeth TRAORE from the newspaper «L’Annonceur,» Abdoulaye MAIGA from the WebTv « Actuel Média,» Kouane DIARRA from Radio « Nada FM » and Lassana COULIBALY from the newspaper « Le Guido » for the best quality of their stories in their respective media category. If Elisabeth was awarded a brand new motorcycle plus a protective helmet, the other three winners each received a laptop, a dictaphone, a protective helmet and a « Ciwara.»

The awards ceremony for the two media competitions took place in Bamako at the Maison de la Presse and the AJCAD Mali Office. Both competitions aimed at rewarding the best productions from various media categories (radio, TV, newspapers and online press) covering issues on Gender, nutritional security related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Climate change.

Since October 2022, JHR has supported these prize winners and engaged several other young journalists through training, mentorship and individual scholarships to produce quality information on human rights, gender equality, women and girls’ rights issues, people’s access to essential social services, as part of the Project “Amplify the voices of women in the context of transition and reforms in Mali,” implemented by JHR with the financial support of The National Endowment for Democracy.

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