Cancer World Journalism Award

Journalism that is making a difference should be celebrated. The international print and online magazine Cancer World is looking for outstanding pieces of journalism published between October 2016 and April 2018 that is changing the way we think about cancer. Cancer World is looking for journalists to submit one or more items of their work – whether in print, online, on radio, video or television – into the following categories:
  • Patient and carer experience
  • Research, science and treatment
  • Policy, services and affordability
  • Prevention
A prize of €1500 is available for the winner in each category. The journalist judged the overall winner will also be funded to attend the 2018 ECCO Summit in Vienna (7th-9th September 2018), where he/she will be presented with their award.
The closing date for applications is 1st May 2018.
Find out more here Cancer World Website

Getting the Balance Right: Gender Equality in Journalism

This handbook is a timely, illustrated and easy-to-read guide and resource material for journalists. It evolved primarily out of a desire to equip all journalists with more information and understanding of gender issues in their work. It is addressed to media organisations, professional associations and journalists’ unions seeking to contribute to the goal of gender equality.

This booklet gives added argument and dynamism to a campaign that should be taken up in very newsroom, every media house and every union meeting. Journalism has its roots in the fight for decency, progress and rights for all. It will honour its tradition and reinvigorate the profession when the ideas, guidelines and advice in these pages are put into practice.
UNESCO, jointly with its partners, invites journalists to use this handbook to become better informed when dealing with gender issues in the media sphere.

The book will assist people working in the media to assess progress on gender equality, identify challenges, and contribute to local, regional and global debates leading to the formulation of concrete policies to promote gender equality and the advancement of women worldwide.

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 Resource – UNESCO.