Newsletter No 2 06 October 2005
Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism

Arab freelancers and local reporters are invited to submit their applications for the 2006 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism. Two prizes are awarded, one to a local reporter covering local stories in a developing country or nation in transition, and the other to a freelance journalist covering international news. The stories can focus on conflict, human-rights concerns, cross border issues or any other issue of controversy in a particular region or country.

For eligibility, local journalists must be employed by a print local news outlet and reside in a developing country or nation in transition. The work must have appeared in a local publication. Freelance print journalists and those contracted by news organizations are also eligible. For both categories, articles must have been published between March 1, 2005 and March 31, 2006. Applications in Arabic are available.

Established in 2002, the prizes were creates to honor the memory of Kurt Schork, an American freelance killed in Sierra Leone while working for Reuters on 24 May 2004. The awards, 5,000 US$ in each category, are financially supported by the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund and Reuters, and administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Deadline: 1 May 2006

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