WHO Road Safety Reporting Contest

Applications are now open! Learn more and apply.

Deadline: December 1, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) are conducting a WHO Road Safety reporting contest to raise awareness and spur dialogue around critical – yet underreported – road safety issues with a Vision Zero/Safe System Approach.

Journalists reporting on road safety in English, Spanish or Portuguese in Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India, Mexico, and Uganda are eligible. To be considered, your road safety story must be published between August 1, 2021, and December 1, 2021. In each of the eligible countries, a $1,000 first-place prize and $750 second-place prize will be awarded.

Underreported issues include road design and quality, unsafe and polluting used vehicles, cost and extent of crash-related injuries, air pollution due to exhaust emissions, safe public transport urban cycling. Multimedia stories, podcasts, photo reportage, cross-border stories, and series of stories are welcome. Collaboration within newsrooms or across borders, use of social media and audience feedback, post-story engagement with policy- and decision-makers, and other ways of maximizing the impact of the reporting are highly encouraged.

Send the link to your story to skhashimov@icfj.org by December 1, 2021 to be considered.

Learn more about ICFJ’s WHO Road Safety Reporting program.


ACME with support from the Global Road Safety Partnership is currently running a road safety reporting program. 15 journalists have so far been trained under this programme.

We have also compiled a list of story ideas on road safety. Find it here. 

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