The 2021 edition of the Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press features, for the second time, the Students’ Prize. But this year, it is open to students from across the eligible countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Gulf region. After years of engagement between Samir Kassir Award finalists and university students, the European Union, in cooperation with the Samir Kassir Foundation, has established this special prize to deepen the ties between journalism and academia in the Middle East, North Africa and Gulf region. The Students’ Prize will recognize the work of Samir Kassir Award finalists who would have touched students and addressed their concerns and aspirations. Students who wish to join the jury of the 2021 Samir Kassir Award — Students’ Prize are asked to fill in the form below. Selected students will be informed of their inclusion in the jury one month before the Award ceremony. Registered students will have advanced access to the finalists’ articles and reports and get to meet them during a pre-ceremony event, the day before the Award ceremony, to discuss the content and methodology of the finalists’ work, and eventually vote for their favorite submission.
Please, apply here.