By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 26 February 2015:
Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) . . .[restrict]has called on aspiring Libyan journalists, writers, photographers, film-makers, singers and artists to enter their work into the ‘Abber human rights expression competition for opportunity to win “fantastic” prizes.
The aim of the contest, LFJL has said, is to encourage and promote the role of both factual and creative expression, as well as different forms of media.
Participants have been asked to submit a piece of work—either written, visual, film, or music—on human rights-related issues and to explain how the piece addresses freedom of expression.
A panel of experts, including media figures, writers, film-makers, human rights activists and artists have been slated to judge each entry based on quality, originality and its connection to human rights.
The deadline for submissions was 30 January 2015, though the deadline for the audio-visual category—paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs—has been extended until 16 March 2015.
LFJL was established in response to the 17 February 2011 uprising by a network of Libyan international lawyers living in the Diaspora, with the aim of using their legal expertise to promote human rights, the establishment of the rule of law, and the facilitation of a smooth transition towards a democratic and inclusive Libya.
This is not the first time the organisation has hosted a competition merging the arts with human rights issues. In 2011, LFJL hosted the “Let Us Hear Your Constitution” music competition, where contestants were required to sing an original song expressing the human rights themes of justice, dignity, equality and freedom. The winner was awarded with an LD 1,000 prize.
For more information about the details of the competition, please visit: http://www.libyanjustice.org/sawti-project/the-human-rights-expression-competition [/restrict]