The second OPEN Media Hub-supported Migration Media Award took place in Tunis, recognising excellence, relevance, bravery and newsworthiness of journalistic pieces dealing with migration in all its aspects in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
We have acknowledged the best, and often bravest, in migration coverage from across the spectrum.
The four-year OPEN Media Hub seeks to strengthen independent media and professional journalism in 17 countries bordering the European Union.
The migration crisis, post-truth politics, the war in Syria, the ongoing crisis in Libya; there has never been a more important time for accurate and balanced news.
"OPEN Media Hub has led to award-winning stories bringing about an awakening among policymakers" – Dominique Thierry, team leader, OPEN Media Hub
The OPEN Media Hub project has its own dedicated project website with news on the latest activities and workshops as well as access to a broad range of video content.
As countries along the Balkan route closed their borders in early 2016, thousands of migrants and refugees became trapped in Serbia. Watch the 2018 Migration Media Award first place story in the video category (English) by Jaime Alekos for IRIN News.
The second edition of the OPEN Media Hub-supported Migration Media Award 2018 rewarded 41 journalists from 18 countries for their journalistic excellence in reporting migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region. See the first-place winners here.
Following on from the Migration Media Award, Thomson Foundation's OPEN Media Hub project team leader, Dominique Thierry, moderated a high-level #UNGA debate in New York on migration.