The Danny Faure Foundation’s Media Awards 2022
The Danny Faure Foundation’s Media Awards 2022 will reward journalists and local media organisations for promoting Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG). One of the five pillars of the Danny Faure Foundation is to promote good governance, accountability and transparency for sustainable development in Africa.
Key elements of good governance are greater participation by citizens in democratic processes, the rule of law, the fight against corruption, respect for the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary, transparency, accountability, access to information, poverty reduction and human rights.
Transparency ensures that information is available that can be used to measure the performance of authorities and to guard against any possible misuse of powers. In that sense, transparency serves to achieve accountability, which means that authorities can be held responsible for their actions.
The media has a crucial role in the promotion of TAGG by keeping the public informed on the social, economic, and political activities happening in the country.
Aim of the Awards
The Awards aim to encourage reporting that promotes transparency, accountability and good governance, hence raising public awareness, understanding and participation.
Parameters for eligible entries
The Awards is open for works in the fields of print, radio, television, and digital media. The competition is open to journalists, local broadcasting houses, newspapers and online publications that are affiliated to a licensed local media institution.
The entries shall be works either published or broadcast through a recognised media outlet of the Seychelles between 1st January 2022 and 31st December 2022.
The entries should address issues that are relevant to the promotion of TAGG.
The entries should demonstrate awareness and understanding of the importance of TAGG in media reports.
A journalist employed by a local media organisation may submit an entry but he/she must inform his/her organisation.
Media organisations may submit up to three entries.
A transcript in English must accompany all audio visual entries and a translation in English is required for feature and articles.
Features/articles should consist of a minimum 800 words and maximum 5000 words.
News report, documentary or discussion programmes of minimum 3 minutes and maximum 60 minutes duration. The audio recording should be in mp3 format at 44.1Hz, 90 or 120kbps.
News report, documentary or discussion programme of minimum 3 minutes and maximum 90 minutes duration. The video recording should be in high definition HD, MP4 format with either 720p or 1080p resolution.
Features/articles of a minimum 700 and maximum 1,500 words published in online editions of reputable magazines or journals.
All works submitted shall be in one of the national languages of the Republic of Seychelles. A transcript in English is required for all audio visual work being submitted. A translation in English is required for features or articles being submitted in the print and online media categories.
Adjudication and Awards
Selection of the best work will be done by an adjudication panel approved by the DFF Board of Directors. A member of the jury must be a person who is neither submitting an entry nor employed by a media organisation that is participating in the DFF Awards competition. The panel will choose a winner from each of the four categories to receive an award.
The Adjudication Panel will be composed of:
The Seychelles Media Commission
Transparency Initiative Seychelles
The Guy Morel Institute
An international organisation (relevant to Good Governance)
A reputed person with background in Investigative Journalism
A retired local journalist
The University of Seychelles
All works submitted must be original and in conformity with copyright requirements.
Entry form for participation in the Awards is available on the Foundation’s website www.dannyfaurefoundation.org
Entries submitted are those that have been either published or broadcast between 1st January 2022 and 31st December 2022. It is important that participants provide an online link for the work being submitted to allow members of the judging panel access to entries.
All submissions should reach the DFF Secretariat at email@example.com by 31st March 2023.
The Award winners will be announced on 3rd May 2023 to coincide with World Press Freedom Day.
The Coordinator, Larrey Chetty, Tel No. 2510869, email: firstname.lastname@example.org