Four winners were awarded during the cerebration of African statistics day on 12 December 2017. Each journalist was awarded a computer and a certificate. Awards for this first Edition were provided by PARIS 21 and UNICEF Rwanda. The UNICEF Deputy Country Representative awarded winners together with the representative from Rwanda Media Commission (RMC). In her Remarks, Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa who was the Guest of Honor appreciated the new innovation and emphasized importance of sustaining it.
The support from PARIS21 and UNICEF and other stakeholders were highly appreciated. The RDJA and other existing initiatives like NISR Infographic competition are innovative approaches that are needed in this data revolution era to nurture data-driven mind, boost the statistical literacy of the country’s general population and improve the use of data in journalistic stories.
NISR with its stakeholders will continue to organise this competition every year. As we organise the 2018 edition, it was recommended that journalists who participated to the first edition be brought together in a training workshop to get feedback from judges and improve their knowledge and skills in data storytelling.
TABLE OF WINNERS:
Number of stories submitted
Excellence in Online Data Journalism
Best interactive or static visualization in a story which accomplish a journalistic purpose and use data significantly in an online media
Excellence in TV Data Journalism
Best data-driven journalism on TV news stories or programs
Jean Claude Mutuyeyezu
Rwanda Broadcasting Agency/Rwanda Television
Excellence in Radio Data Journalism
Best data-driven journalism in radio news stories or programs
Marie grace Bagambake
Rwanda Broadcasting Agency/Radio Rwanda
Available on CD
Excellence in Print Data Journalism
Best data-driven journalism with informative static visualization on print newspapers
By: Ruben MUHAYITETO