agenda / Méditerranée
Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press 2012
babelmed - 23/02/2012
The award is open to candidates from the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Gulf and rewards two journalists who have proved to be an example to others by the quality of their work in the two following categories:
-The best opinion article;
- The best investigative reporting article.
The contest is open to all journalists of the written press, (daily, weekly, monthly and online press) citizens of the following countries:
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
Applicants can submit only one article related to the human rights (good governance, fight against corruption, freedom of expression, etc.).
Deadline for submission: 30th March 2012
The jury will be composed of seven votingmembers from Arab and European media and civil society, and one observer representing the European Union. The names of the jury members shall be communicated during the prize-giving ceremony which will take place on 2 June 2012 in Beirut. The winner of each category will receive a prize of €10,000.
The complete file should be sent:
• either by electronic mail (in Word or PDF format), at the latest on March 30th, 2012, to the following address: email@example.com
• or by regular mail (in hard copy and on CD-ROM) in an envelope with the following indication: “Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press” - and “Opinion Article category” or “Investigative Reporting category", to be received at the latest on March 30th, 2012, to the following address:
Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon 490 Harbor Drive Building Charles Helou Avenue, Saifi, Beirut P.O. Box 11-4008. Riad El-Solh - Lebanon
For further information:
Tel: + 33 6 37 87 27 18