WHO Road Safety Reporting Contest in 2022

Application for WHO Road Safety Reporting Contest 2022 is Ongoing!

ICFJ is now accepting applications for the Road Safety Phase 2 virtual workshops from Road Safety ToT participants and their trainees. 

To apply successfully for this contest, kindly read through this piece to learn the full details- the eligibility criteria, requirements, application deadline, and more. The table below will give you an overview of what you should expect.

About WHO Road Safety Reporting Contest

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) are conducting a WHO Road Safety reporting contest to raise awareness and spur dialogue around critical – yet underreported – road safety issues with a Vision Zero/Safe System Approach.

Underreported issues include road design and quality, unsafe and polluting used vehicles, cost and extent of crash-related injuries, air pollution due to exhaust emissions, safe public transport urban cycling. Multimedia stories, podcasts, photo reportage, cross-border stories, and series of stories are welcome. Collaboration within newsrooms or across borders, use of social media and audience feedback, post-story engagement with policy- and decision-makers, and other ways of maximizing the impact of the reporting are highly encouraged.

You are eligible to participate if you a) participated in the Road Safety ToT, or b) participated in a step-down training organized by a Road Safety ToT fellow.

About the Training of Trainers

In continuation of this effort to empower journalists by equipping them with best practices and expertise on road safety reporting, ICFJ conducted three Training of Trainers (ToTs) series that created a core group of 30-45 journalism trainers who are currently scaling the program’s impact across 15 target countries from the Americas, Western Pacific and South-East Asia, and Africa.

The virtual ToTs sessions were designed to enable select local journalists to independently develop the capacity within their local networks for improved and increased road safety coverage. These online training courses were meant to maximize interaction between participants and their trainers, facilitate group discussions, and ensure that trainers are able to address the questions and concerns of participants. The selected participants should now be able to support journalism on road safety, but more importantly, become trainers and mentors and eventually conduct their own road safety reporting training.

ICFJ provided small grants to support selected ToT participants to lead their own road safety reporting training. In addition to the funding support, ICFJ provided one-on-one virtual mentorship to participants as they planned out their training after the ToT training.

WHO Road Safety Reporting Contest- Prizes

  • In each of the eligible countries, a $1,000 first-place prize and $750 second-place prize will be awarded. 

WHO Road Safety Reporting Contest Eligibility

  • Journalists reporting on road safety in English, Spanish or Portuguese in Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India, Mexico, and Uganda are eligible.
  • To be considered, your road safety story must be published between August 1, 2022, and December 1, 2022.

How To Apply for WHO Road Safety Reporting Contest

  • Send the link to your story to skhashimov@icfj.org by December 1, 2022, to be considered.

Application Link

For more information, visit WHO Contest

Journalists reporting on road safety in English, Spanish or Portuguese in Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India, Mexico, and Uganda are eligible.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2022

WHO Road Safety Reporting Contest- Application Deadline

The closing date for this scholarship application is December 1, 2022.

WHO Road Safety Reporting Contest- FAQ

Application for this scholarship ends on December 1, 2022

$1,000 first-place prize and $750 second-place prize


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