Delegation of the European Union
to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

EU INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARDS CONTEST LAUNCHED

As of 17 March, Friday, the annual contest of the EU Investigative Journalism Awards will be open for all professional journalists in the country.

The EU Award for Investigative Journalism is initiative funded by the European Union and administered by the regional partnership of civil society organisations, coordinated by the Peace Institute in Ljubljana. The Macedonian Institute for Media as a national coordinator administers the activities related to the organization of the contest in the country in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union.

The EU award for investigative journalism aims at celebrating and promoting outstanding achievements of investigative journalists and improving the visibility of quality investigative journalism in the Western Balkans countries and Turkey. The award also aims at promoting a young generation of investigative journalists.

Investigative stories contributing to transparency and reporting on societal issues related to abuse of power and fundamental rights, corruption and organised crime that otherwise would not have been brought to the public's attention will qualify for the award.

Background info

The EU award regional scheme for investigative journalism in Western Balkans and Turkey is established by the European Commission, DG NEAR, following the EU Enlargement strategy which recognizes strong need for ensuring freedom of expression in the media, and for support to investigative journalism to monitor the reform processes and to keep the historical momentum toward the EU accession. The EU Award for Investigative Journalism has been bestowed since 2015 in Western Balkans and Turkey.

More info on the project available at mim.org.mk/eunagrada.

For information relating to this Press Release please contact Mr Konstantin Jovanovski, Press and Information Officer. Tel: +389 (0)2 3248 500; E-mail: konstantin.jovanovski@eeas.europa.eu