Young Journalist Award runner up:The Ghosts Without Pigment
Minority Rights Group International, in March 2011, announced the winner of the Minority Voices Young Journalist Award - a prize for young professional and student journalists keen to cover issues affecting minorities and indigenous communities in developing countries.
The three-member panel of judges, formed both from journalism and development experts, recognised the excellent level of the entries received. In particular the committee named five applicants as the top runners-up.
One of them is Roman Stanek, a Czech freelance journalist. Roman’s article is about ritual murders of Albinos in Tanzania. Albinos are targeted by traditional healers who market talismans, made from Albino body parts, as means of gaining wealth and political success.
Photo: Tito, brother of the ritually murdered Aroni Nonso.
Credit: Roman Stanek.
This article was written for the Czech magazine Reflex (www.reflex.cz). The author would like to thank the following people for their support : Iwona Frydryszak, Jirka Nemec, Katerina Cechova, Sanna Hukkanen, Sunday Ngakama, Angelina Chuma and Tanzania Albino Society in Mwanza, Milan Adamek and Pavlína Wolfová.
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