Open Eye Award 2010-2012


An award for the best of Iraqi journalism and media production, in a variety of categories.

Production Runtime:

2010 to 2012


German Federal Foreign Office

MICT’s Open Eye Award was first launched in 2010. Each year it was held, it recognised the best examples of journalism, photo-journalism or media production in Iraq in a number of categories, including business, human rights, culture or other topics of national importance. Awards were also given to the best examples of media entrepreneurship in Iraq.

The Media Academy Iraq was the local partner for the awards, with staff there managing entries, assisting with judging and organising the awards ceremony and the distribution of prizes, which included a trip to Berlin for winning journalists and the opportunity to undertake work experience at major European publications.