A Chinese journalist serving a 10-year prison sentence for revealing his government's orders to newspapers to censor their reporting of the Tiananmen Square massacre anniversary, has been awarded the 2007 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize from the World Association of Newspapers.
In tough competition with almost 14,000 other newspapers, the Gulf News of the United Arab Emirates recently became the most awarded paper from the Arab region in the international Best of Newspaper Design competition.
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.
Print journalists covering local stories in developing countries and freelancers specialized in foreign reporting have until 15 June 2007 to enter the Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism. The submitted articles should focus on conflict, human-rights concerns, cross-border issues, or any other issue of controversy. The stories must have been published between 1 March 2006 and 30 April 2007.
The contest, which is co-organised by Institute for War and Peace Reporting, an international non-profit media development network, and the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund, celebrates the memory of the American freelance reporter killed in an ambush while on assignment for Reuters in Sierra Leone in May 2000.
Two annual prizes of $5,000 each are awarded - one to to a local journalist in the developing world, and the second to an international freelance journalist covering foreign news. Massoud Ansari from Pakistan and the late Steven Vincent from the US were last year’s winners.
Switzerland-based International Publisher’s Association (IPA) has
created a prize to honor a person, organization or institution that has
stand out in defending and promoting the freedom to publish anywhere in
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.
Association of Newspapers (WAN) has launched a website for the Gebran
Tueni Award. The award aims to honor the memory of the slain journalist
by supporting courageous and independent publishers, editors and
newspapers in the Arab countries. You can visit the website (in Arabic and English) at http://www.wan-press.org/tueni More
of the European Commission in Lebanon and the Samir Kassir Foundation
are calling for the last entries for the Samir Kassir Award for freedom
of the press that aims to perpetuate the Lebanese journalist’s memory,
murdered in June 2005.
Cartoonists are encouraged to enter the 6th International Editorial Cartoon Competition, hosted by the National Press Club of Canada and stand a chance to win a first prize of CDN 1,500. The theme of this year’s competition is “Cartooning in a dangerous environment”, to illustrate the pressure under which cartoonists perform their craft: the “chill” of a potential libel suit, the temptation of self-censorship, and security, political, economic and/or editorial constraints to artistic expression.
The Dubai Media City is organizing the fifth edition of the Ibda’a Awards for media students all over the world. Held with the cooperation of the International Advertisers Association – UAE Chapter, the awards aim to recognize young media talent.
journalists who have covered political, social or cultural topics in
developing countries can submit their entries for the One World Media
awards before 3 March. Although the contest is for media in the UK, two
categories are open to international media.
from Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco,
Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia can participate in the CNN Multichoice
African Journalism Awards, a competition aiming to reinforce the
importance of the journalists’ role in the continent and to recognize
and develop journalistic talent across all disciplines.
Press Service (IPS), in partnership with the International Fund for
Agricultural Development (IFAD), has launched the 2005 Journalism
Awards for Microfinance. The purpose of the award is to encourage media attention to the topic.
Three prizes of $1000 each will be awarded to three reporters from
print or on line media from across the globe.
photojournalists are encouraged to submit their best photographs to the
World Press Photo contest. The prize-winning pictures will be exhibited
in 85 cities in 40 countries. The exhibition is accompanied by a
yearbook published in 7 languages.
International Newspaper Marketing Association (INMA) has announced its
2006 awards in excellence in newspaper marketing. These awards are open
to newspapers throughout the world. The entry forms are currently
branch of the German Siemens Corporation has announced a contest in
science and technology journalism. The contest is open to African
journalists from any media who excelled in reporting in the broad field
of science and technology between 1 January and 20 November 2005.
freelancers and local reporters are invited to submit their
applications for the 2006 Kurt Schork Awards in International
Journalism. The stories can
focus on conflict, human-rights concerns, cross border issues or any
other issue of controversy in a particular region or country.
journalists who have written and published an article on human rights
and or/democracy between 1 January 2004 and 31 August 2005, are
encouraged to submit their work for a chance to win the prestigious
Natali Prize for Journalism
Training Foundation (ETF) is inviting young people (age 18 to 29 years)
from 29 countries to participate in a competition by writing an article
on their vision for “Women in education and employment in 2010”