New collaborations

Ischia and Aide Humanitaire et Journalisme Award: a partnership in the name of Zina Hamu

Shayda Hessami and Elio Valentino sign partnership for human rights

For its 39th edition, the Ischia International Journalism Award becomes even more "international". And it's not joke.

After the partnerships and collaborations with foundations involved in the great world of communication, human rights and education, such as Robert F. Kennedy Europe High School and University Journalism, for this edition the Foundation Ischia International Journalism Award Giuseppe Valentino has entered into an important partnership with the Aide Humanitaire et Journalisme founded by Shayda Hessami.

The collaboration, started in the name of Zina Hamu, the young winner of the International Human Rights Award 2018, among the guests of this edition and testimonial of the French organization presided by Shayda Hessami, immediately brought great news. Thanks to many empowerment projects promoted by AHJ and to the international network of which Hessadi is a part, on the occasion of the two days of the Ischia Prize (June 8-9, 2018 at the Regina Isabella di Lacco Ameno) very important exponents of the international journalistic panorama will attend the award ceremony and will guarantee even greater coverage of the event in the Middle East and beyond.

Many topics will be discussed during the press conference that will take place on 7th ofJune at 12.00 at the Fiumicino airport and during the events on the island, during which Zina Hamu will illustrate the project made with the support of Unicef, ​​"Photography techniques to empower Yazidi girls" and will anticipate some of the international projects that will see her, together with the AHJ, committed to the front line for the defense of human rights through communication and journalism.

The Ischia Award Foundation has collaborated with the "Robert F. Kennedy Europe High School Journalism Award" for the awarding of scholarships and internships for young Italian journalists, aimed at raising awareness among future information operators on the issue of safeguarding human rights in the world, she has also been a partner with Istituto Media Giordano (JMI), a non-profit organization of excellence for journalism.

"I am sure - declares Elio Valentino - that with the synergies put in place by the two Foundations, projects with several partners will be carried out to create a focus on journalism and human rights. The jury has been recognized by journalists for years. this theme. Having an international observatory will project the Isle of Ischia and Campania as a symbolic place of one of the most significant pages of the century: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which reads the UN Assembly on 10 December 1948. human rights also depends on the quality of information ".


Aide Humanitaire et Journalisme

The Aide Humanitaire et Journalisme (AHJ) was founded in 2017 to empower women through journalism. Founder is Shayda Hessami and ambassador is Zina Hamu. The AHJ association is a non-governmental organization; to this end it offers humanitarian and educational assistance in France and abroad to people in difficulty (minorities, young people, displaced persons and / or refugees, war victims, etc.) by providing them with professional training in journalistic techniques that will allow them access to higher education and employment. The training courses are free. The association opens to all citizens in difficulty and / or whose conditions of life are precarious, preserving the non-profit, secular and non-political nature of its activities. In all circumstances, it guarantees democratic and transparent functioning.