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Entries Open for 17th Edition of Samir Kassir Award 2022

Organisation: European Union

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – The article must have been published in a print or online media outlet in one of the countries listed above or in one of the European Union Member States. The article must not exceed 25,000 characters and must have been published between March 16, 2021 and March 15, 2022.
    – The audiovisual news report must have been aired on a local or satellite television network or released on an online television network in one of the countries listed above or in one of the European Union Member States. The report must not exceed 7 minutes and must have been released between March 16, 2021 and March 15, 2022.
  • Type of funding: Award
  • Target countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
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Entries are now open for the 17th Edition of Samir Kassir Award 2022, it has become the most prestigious journalism prize. The history of the Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press dates back to 2005 when the European Commission first announced on 7 October 2005, the establishment of this European Union Award during a press conference held in Beirut. The award aims to “legitimise freedom of thought and encourage freedom of the press in countries that have committed to the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, in order to assert their rejection of violence, intimidation, threats and recurring and consistent attempts to curtain freedom of expression.”

Candidates must submit an opinion article, an investigative article, or an audiovisual report centered around one or more of the following topics: rule of law, human rights, good governance, fight against corruption, freedom of expression, democratic development, or citizen participation.

Three awards will be granted for:

  • Best opinion article
  • Best investigative article
  • Best audiovisual news report

See here to learn more and apply.

Status: Closed

Type:
  • Awards and Prizes

Funding Size: 10,000$

Deadline: 01/04/2022

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