Newsletter No 30 22 June 2006
Canadian Journalists Association Seeks Nominations for Press Freedom Award

The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is looking for nominations for its two annual International Press Freedom Awards, which honor journalists and media outlets that have faced risks to ensure that media remain free.

Nominated journalists or media outlets must have demonstrated commitment on human rights overcoming odds or facing risks. Candidates must have not won a major press freedom award and will benefit form international exposure. Self-nominations will not be admitted.

Those willing to make a nomination must send a cover letter explaining how the nominee fulfils the criteria and including biographical and professional information along with samples of the nominee’s work aired or published between 1 July 2005 and 30 June 2006. The nominee’s contact details must be included.

Submissions must be sent in French or English to Julie Payne, CJFE 555 Richmond St. West, Suite 1101, PO Box 407, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3B1 Canada. Tel: +1 416 515 9622. E-mail

Deadline is 30 June 2006.