Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize 2011: submit your application, deadline 31 August

On May 3rd, 2011, on World Press Freedom Day, the European Commission launched the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize 2011.

The Prize is awarded for excellence in written, radio and TV journalism on the theme of development, democracy and human rights across the world.

The Prize is partnered with Reporters Without Borders and is open to print, online and broadcast journalists based in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Arab World, Latin America and the Caribbean as well as and the Pacific.

Print/online winners will receive cash prizes of €5 000 (1st prize), €2 500 (2nd prize) and €1 500 (3rd prize). The winners in the television and radio categories will be awarded €5 000 each. The Grand Prize winner will receive an additional €5 000.

To be eligible for submission, journalistic works need to have been published or broadcast during the period from 1 July 2010 to 31 August 2011. The deadline to submit applications is 31 August 2011. Entries should be submitted electronically at www.lorenzonataliprize.eu.

The winners will be announced at an award ceremony in December 2011.

Entries will be judged, by an independent jury, on their relevance to human rights, democracy or development issues, as well as the originality of the piece, its quality, the depth of investigation carried out and any political impact it may have had.

Established in 1992 by the European Commission, the Lorenzo Natali Prize is awarded in memory of Lorenzo Natali, a former European Commissioner who sought to further the European Union’s development and aid programmes. More information

Useful links:

The Lorenzo Natali Prize website - www.lorenzonataliprize.eu

The Lorenzo Natali Prize Facebook page –


The Lorenzo Natali Prize Twitter account - www.twitter.com/LorenzoNataliP


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