Applications are now open for the Global Youth and News Media Award for Media Literacy to honor front-line teachers in the quest to help students understand the true value of press freedom.
The Press Freedom Teacher Award will recognise excellence in assuring that students develop a thorough understanding of the crucial role of journalism in society and of the sometimes deadly risks for people who do this work. It will serve as the news/literacy category for this year’s prize.
Educators teaching any kind of course at any level – primary, secondary, or university – can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else: colleagues, students, news organisations, or NGOs.
Entries will be assessed by a distinguished, international panel of judges that will include both experts in the topic and past laureates. Among them will be Doan Viet Hoat, a Vietnamese journalist, educator, and democratic activist who spent 22 years in jail for his criticisms of Vietnam’s communist leadership.
The deadline to submit applications is April 15.
Full information and application details about the prize can be found here.