The Migration Media Award (MMA) recognizes and rewards the journalistic excellence, relevance and newsworthiness of press pieces dealing with migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region in all its aspects. For its first edition in 2017, the MMA rewarded 35 journalists based in an EU country or a Southern Partner Country (SPC) and had their winning stories published on www.migration-media-award.eu

In line with the quality and number of applications received last year,  this year’s edition will reward up to 48 published stories resulting from time-intensive, un-sensationalistic, in-depth reporting and contributing to balance the narrative on migration, making it, evidence based, nuanced and less polarising. The awards will consist of six categories: Video, radio, online, print, multimedia and photo.

Candidates who wish to apply must submit an already published journalistic work along with a proposal for a second production. If selected, the journalists will receive an EU-funded contract to produce a new original, longer, or more detailed, more researched content covering other aspects of migration or the issue initially dealt with. Interested applicants should check the Eligibility & Application section prior to applying.

This award is a collaboration of the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)-funded programs Euromed Migration IV implemented by the International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the Open Media Hub led by the Thomson Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion of Malta and the European Asylum Support Office based in Malta.