Tripoli, 20 February 2013:
Entries from North African and Middle Eastern journalists are now being accepted for the 2013 Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press.
There will be three prizes in this year’s competition: best opinion article, best investigative article, and – a new category – best audiovisual reporting. Each category has a prize of €10,000.
Submissions should be centred around one or more of the following topics: the rule of law, human rights, good governance, the fight against corruption, freedom of expression, democratic development, or citizen participation.
Written entries must have been published in a print or online media outlet between 15 March 2012 and 15 March 2013. Audiovisual reports must have been shown on a local, satellite or online television network between the same dates.
The award is open to nationals from North African and Middle Eastern countries.
Kassir was a Lebanese journalist and academic committed to democracy in the Middle East. He was assassinated in 2005 by a car bomb. Since 2006, the EU has honoured him with the Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press and this is the eighth year of the competition.
The deadline for applications is 5 April 2013.
More more details see: http://prixsamirkassir.org [/restrict]