“SUITCASE 2022” annual journalistic contest

Published: Nov 15, 2022 Reading time: 2 minutes
“SUITCASE 2022” annual journalistic contest

The Migration Service of Armenia, the UN Refugee Agency, and the People in Need INGO carry on the decade-long tradition of the “SUITCASE” annual media contest.

This year, materials published after the period of 1 December 2021 can be submitted for the contest. The materials can cover one or more of the following topics:

  • asylum system, refugees, international protection and integration in Armenia;
  • migration processes and migrants;
  • issues faced by stateless persons;
  • return, re-integration;
  • displacement, and issues faced by displaced persons.

The contest is open to journalists and media actors working in television, radio, print media, electronic media, independent bloggers, photographers, and multimedia professionals.

NB: Please note that media materials developed in the frame of any grant project, on a fee-for-service basis, will be considered ineligible.

The submitted materials will be evaluated by the Jury, and the winners of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be announced at the closing ceremony in December 2022 (to be dedicated to the International Day of Migrants)․ 

[UPDATED] The materials must be submitted by 23:59, 4 December 2022, to ghalamka@unhcr.org, along with the following mandatory information:

  • the author's (authors’) name(s) and surname(s), phone number, e-mail address,
  • date of publication, link, additional justification of the authorship (if the participant sees such a need), and name of the media outlet.

In case of questions please contact us at 095 005 313 (Aramazd Ghalamkaryan, UNHCR) or 091 520 254 (Nelly Davtyan, Migration Service).

The “Suitcase” journalistic contest is aimed at motivating for a high-quality thematic media coverage. By encouraging the production of professional and impressive media content on the processes relating to refugees, displaced and stateless persons, and migrants in Armenia, we aim to inspire journalists for applying more comprehensive, accurate and impartial approaches in media work with displaced persons and migrants.

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