The Communication Initiative (The CI) and the BBC World Service Trust (WST) seek blogs that focus on the role of media in democratic development, for their first contest about blogging on development policy.
The contest solicits persuasive critiques and encouraging discussion on the relationship between media, communications, and international development policy. We would be particularly interested in commentary on the role of social media in political developments in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world.
Submit between 2 and 5 opinion pieces to the collaborative blog at Communication, Media, and Development Policy — between now and (extended deadline) March 15 2011.
Bloggers must register (free) with The CI Networks in order to participate.
The top 10 outstanding bloggers from the network, as judged by The CI/BBC WST, will receive a stipend of 240 UK pounds each to support them writing 3 additional blog posts between March 15th and June 15th 2011.
The top 2 controversial bloggers from the network, as judged by The CI/BBC WST, will receive a stipend of 50 UK pounds to acknowledge their skill in inspiring dialogue.
Click for more info on the criteria & process.