Deutsche Welle has announced that entries for the German Development Media Awards are now open. The new Awards recognises excellence in human rights and development journalism. 

The awards are open to journalists from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Germany in which entries can include stories in all journalistic formats in print, radio, TV and online. Applicants should have their entry story focus clearly on human rights and development, and must have been published or broadcast between January 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013 in the selected seven languages – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian or Spanish.

Entries which are in a language not broadcast by Deutsche Welle will also be accepted. However, the entry must then include a translation in one of the seven core languages.