Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Press Freedom Awards
Deadline: July 30, annually
Eligibility: The winner of the award will be a journalist/media outlet who/which:
* reports on human rights issues or other issues, or from regions or countries, not often covered by other media
* demonstrates a commitment to human rights by reporting without bias, sexism, racism etc.
* has not won a major press freedom award from another organisation
* will benefit from international exposure due to the difficulty/threats caused by their work
* has overcome enormous odds simply to produce the news
* has taken personal risks or suffered physical reprisals for working as a journalist
Value: Two Awards are offered, each consisting of a framed plaque and cash prize of $2,000. They will be presented to the winners at an awards ceremony in Toronto in November.
Contact: Julie Payne
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
555 Richmond St. W., Suite 1101, P.O. Box 407,
Toronto, ON M5V 3B1
Description: Each year, an award is given to a Canadian journalist who, through his or her work, has made an important contribution to reinforcing and promoting the principle of freedom of the press in this country or elsewhere.
More than 2,000 attacks on journalists and media organizations are registered around the world each year. For the most part, the heroes who work under these adverse and dangerous conditions are unsung. Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) honours those who adhere to their principles and even risk their lives to keep the news media free with Press Freedom Awards.
Further Details: For further information or to submit a nomination, contact CJFE. When making a nomination, please send biographical information on the journalist/media outlet, along with samples of the nominee's work and contact details.
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