Global Shining Light Award

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The Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Geneva will present an award for investigative journalism in a developing country or a country in transition, which was reported under threat, duress or in the direst of conditions.

The Geneva conference will recognize and celebrate these courageous investigative journalists and their work.


  • The journalist, journalism team and/or media outlet provided independent, investigative reporting, which was broadcast or published between January 1 and December 31.
  • Originated in and affected a developing or emerging country
  • Was of an investigative nature
  • Uncovered an issue, a wrong-doing and/or a system of corruption which gravely affected the common good, and
  • Did so in the face of arrest, imprisonment, violence against them and their families, and/or threats and intimidation

    Nominations for this award may be made by independent Investigative journalism organizations, associations of journalists, independent media outlets, or a fellow investigative journalist.

    The entry must be submitted or translated into English or French. If there is no English or French version, it will not be eligible for judging.

    The Award:

  • The winning entrant will be notified approximately mid-March.
  • Airfare, hotel, per diems and conference registration for the journalist or one member of the team is included in the award.
  • The presentation of the 2000 Swiss Francs award and a plaque will be made at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Geneva in April.

    Deadline: January 29th.

    For more award information and application, see: Global Shining Light Award

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