Call for Entries: Wole Soyinka Centre set to select 2016 best investigative reporter

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The call for application towards the selection of the 2016 best investigative reporter as part of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting opens on Tuesday 4 October.  Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) in its invitation for entries requests Nigerian journalists or team of journalists, full or part-time, with stories published between 4th October 2015 and 3rd October 2016 to apply for the eleventh edition of the award.

The Centre has honoured Nigerian investigative journalists through the award programme for ten years. It is focused on works that report cases of corruption, human rights abuses, and regulatory failures. Categories for this year’s edition are print, online, photo, editorial cartoon, television and radio. The call for entries emphasises that the submitted stories should be targeted and received by a Nigerian audience.

All entries will be collated using the entry coding system and judged by a panel of experts from the media and related professions who are keen on investigative journalism. Judges would score stories based on ethical reporting, courage, individual creativity and public interest slant.

Applications are to be submitted at the Wole Soyinka Centre office, No 18A Abiodun Sobanjo Street, Off Lateef Jakande Street, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.  Online entries must however, be sent via email to The deadline for the submission is Monday 24th October 2016.

Deadline for Submission of Entries:  CLOSED

Click here: Criteria for eligibility


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