Win an Investigative Journalism Award in Norway

Deadline: 1 May 2015
Open to: journalists, team of journalists, or media outlet
Prizes: honorary plaque, $1,000 and a trip to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Norway


The Global Investigative Journalism Network presents the Global Shining Light Award, a unique award which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. Each year dozens of journalists and media workers are killed and hundreds more are attacked, imprisoned or threatened, just for doing their job. Many of these violations of free expression occur in developing or emerging countries, and quite often during military conflicts. There are a number of international awards recognizing such attacks on freedom of expression.


The journalist, journalism team, or media outlet provided independent, investigative reporting, which:

  • originated in and affected a developing or emerging country;
  • was broadcast or published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014;
  • was of an investigative nature;
  • uncovered an issue, wrong-doing, or system of corruption which gravely affected the common good;
  • and did so in the face of arrest, imprisonment, violence against them and their families, or threats and intimidation.


The winner receives an honorary plaque, $1,000 and a trip to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Norway to accept the award in front of hundreds of their colleagues from around the world.

How to apply?

Please download the application form with guidelines. Online submissions are strongly preferred. Applications should be emailed to If you need to send hard copy, mail it to: Global Shining Light Awards/GIJN, Pozsonyi Way 10, 2nd floor 8 door, Budapest 1137, Hungary.

For more information please check the official web-site.

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