Deadline: 30 October 2023
The High Authority for Media and Audiovisual (HAMA) is an independent administrative authority responsible for regulating activities relating to information and communication, as well as guaranteeing freedom of expression, press and communication in Chad. As such, it has jurisdiction over all national media, whether public or private.
HAMA has several missions including that of “ensuring the protection of children and adolescents and respect for the dignity of the person in the programs made available to the public”. To this end, HAMA is called upon, among other things, to monitor programs so that content likely to harm the physical, mental or moral development of minors is not made available to them by an audiovisual or written press service.
It is within this framework that HAMA and UNICEF have established, since 2015, a program entitled: Promotion and protection of children in the media/media monitoring on themes related to childhood. This partnership covers several areas and concerns the entire national press.
- ensure widespread popularization of the Ethical Charter and the Educational Guide for the protection of minors in the media in Chad among editorial staff and journalists
- carry out media monitoring on all issues related to childhood and engage the media and journalists in favor of children’s rights.
- to encourage excellence in journalism
- appreciate the contribution of the media in promoting children’s rights
- generate media interest in the treatment of themes related to childhood and better involvement in debates on these issues
- promote ownership of the causes defended by the government and its partners regarding children.
Editorial Genre and Categories
- Only one editorial genre is admitted to this competition: reporting.
- Four (4) categories will be selected and awarded:
- Radio (between 1 and 3 minutes, in French or Arabic)
- Television (between 1 and 4 minutes, in French or Arabic)
- Written Press (between 3,000 and 4,500 characters, in French or Arabic)
- Online Newspapers (between 3,000 and 4,500 characters, in French or Arabic).
- Only one winner will be distinguished in each of the four categories specified above.
- For each winner, the distinction will be composed of:
- a certificate
- a trophy
- a check whose amount will be determined by the Organizing Committee.
For more information, visit High Authority for Media and Audiovisual (HAMA).