Grant of 20,000 Swiss Francs for Projects of Journalists and Researchers in NGOs

Date limite : 09 mars 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Public Eye

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Grant of 20,000 Swiss Francs for Projects of Journalists and Researchers in NGOs

Following the successful of the first edition on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, public eye will award 20,000 CHF to support two investigative projects led by journalists or NGO researchers in countries where people's rights are being violated by irresponsible companies. This is in recognition of the fact that their critical eye is essential to denounce these injustices which are perpetrated on the other side of the world. 

Eligibility:

  1. The investigation must have a direct link with the activities of Swiss companies and/or Swiss politics. 
  2. It must shed new light on abusive practices in a developing or emerging country, whether relating to human rights violations, environmental damage, corruption or illegitimate financial activities.
  3. It mustn't be published before. 
  4. The report will be published by Public Eye, but it may also appear in other publications (to be agreed with Public Eye). 
  5. The project is expected to contain a short overview of the project (one A4 page or 400 words maximum) and a brief introduction of the persons conducting the investigation. 
  6. A draft research plan and a cost estimate must also be provided, as these will also help the jury panel to assess the feasibility of the project. 
  7. Any other grant already awarded to the project must be mentioned. 
  8. Detailed rules on the submission of projects can be found here
  9. The jury who will select the shortlisted project(s) is composed of three external experts and three Public Eye staff. 
  10. Criteria for participation in this competition is opened to journalists and staff at NGOs or other institutions who are investigating in developing or emerging countries.
  11. The projects must be submitted in one of the following languages: English, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish.
  12. The jury reserves the right to select two projects depending on the quality of the submissions.

Prizes:

The jury will allocate 10,000 CHF to each of the two selected projects.

About Public Eye:

The Public eye investigation award since 1968, public eye 1 has been fighting injustice originating in Switzerland. There have been numerous cases ranging from toxic fuels sold in West Africa to corruption in Congo’s oil sector. It unveils the illegitimate and illegal practices of Swiss companies and their disastrous consequences for the people in those countries.

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