Reporting Ethically on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Contest Guideline
2017-09-25 16:48:15.0
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The Press Institute of Mongolia and UNFPA are jointly announcing for the first time ever, the contest on Reporting Ethically on GBV. Journalists and bloggers working in Mongolia are invited to submit their sensitive, evocative and compelling reports/ pieces (i.e. articles, stories, interviews, etc.) covering issues related to GBV.

Goals of the contest:

  • Raise public awareness about GBV and improve the role of Media in combating violence against girls and women.
  • To promote the media to follow basic ethics and principles of quality reporting while reporting on GBV incidents (i.e. confidentiality, informed consent, taking a non-victim blaming approach, survivor-centered approach, etc)
  • To motivate journalists awarding excellence on in-depth reporting on GBV, Domestic Violence and issues related to GBV


  • Follow core ethics and principles of quality reporting
  • Avoid judgmental language that could imply victim/ survivor blaming
  • Consult GBV experts who are familiar with the context
  • The report should have the power to advocate on decision makers, and mobilize social awareness
  • The report may be but is not limited to the following topics: the issue of GBV, domestic violence, gender stereotypes and their influence on men and women, gender roles and how they impact GBV/ DV, etc.
  • The report should be published in any mass media outlets between September 22 and December 1, 2017.
  • The report may be of the different format/ medium: news report, analytics, interview etc., published as a text, video, audio, visual
  • The report may be of the different length
  • Show gender sensitive reporting skills

There are three prizes:

  • Main Prize valued at $500
  • Second valued at $250
  • Third valued at $100
  • Submission details are below:

Please submit your newspaper and online report with the subject “Reporting on GBV Contest-add your name” by email to: or bring us a hard copy of the TV and Radio production to the Press Institute’s office.

Press Institute’s Address: Ikh Toiruu-54, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The submission should include: the published report itself (text, video or audio, the link to the published piece), author`s full name, phone number, e-mail and a short bio (up to 100 words) about the contestant(s).

Deadline for entry: 17.00pm December 1, 2017

Judging process:

There will be a selection panel that consists of 5 persons including 2 journalism experts, 2 gender experts and 1 expert from UNFPA.

Selection Criteria:

The pieces/ reports submitted by the contestants will be judged based on:

  • Accuracy: You should ensure that your reporting is factually correct.
  • Fairness: You should always be fair with your sources.
  • Impartiality: It is important to ensure that you do not mention details that can be interpreted as implying blame towards the GBV survivor.
  • Duty to inform: Your reporting should be focused on raising awareness about GBV and giving useful information to the public.

The winners will be announced on December 8, 2017 during the Awards Ceremony and reception at the UN House. The winning entries will also be featured on UNFPA’s webpage, and social media.

For any additional information, please contact Munkchimeg at and or call us at 70113476.


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