Applications for the World Health Organization (WHO) Road Safety Reporting Contest 2021 are now open. 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 engagements with policy- and decision-makers, and other ways of maximizing the impact of the reporting are highly encouraged.
Awards:- In each of the eligible countries, a $1,000 first-place prize and $750 second-place prize will be awarded.