08 March 2007
Enter the Samir Kassir Award contest

Middle Eastern and North African journalists working in print, radio, television or online are invited to submit entries for the second edition of the Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press by 30 March 2007.

The prize, named after the Lebanese columnist assassinated in June 2005, aims to promote media freedom and rule of law in the region. It is awarded annually by the European Commission Delegation in Lebanon in association with the Samir Kassir Foundation. Last year’s winner of the first ever Samir Kassir award was Dina Abdel Mooty Darwish, who won the award for her article Pens Against Biceps published in the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram Hebdo.

The contest is open to all journalists of any age who are citizens of a MENA country and whose article/report on the theme of rule of law have been published/broadcast between 15 April 2006 and 15 March 2007. The winner will receive a cash award of 15,000 euros.

Competition rules, application forms and others details are available at: http://www.samirkassiraward.org