The 'African Pulitzer'
The FAIR African investigative journalism awards reward the article or programme that stands out in investigative quality, newsworthiness, relevance and importance of the subject.
The Award also includes an Editors' Courage award, extended to the African editor who has courageously, in the face of pressures, threats and obstacles, published or aired a good quality and important investigative piece.
To qualify for the Investigative Journalism Award, nominated articles and programmes must have been published or aired between 1 July 2008 and 1 July 2009.
Nominations of editors for the Editors' Courage Award must also concern articles or programmes that were published or aired between 1 July 2008 and 1 July 2009. All nominations must be sent, with an explanatory letter,by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30 September 2009.
The FAIR African IJ Awards will be awarded at the African Investigative Journalism Conference, 25–28 October 2009,in Johannesburg, South Africa.