Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

EU launches 2017 Prize for Journalism

Tbilisi, 03/05/2017 - 13:28, UNIQUE ID: 170503_14
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The Delegation of the European Union in Georgia together with the European Union Monitoring Mission officially launched the 2017 EU Prize for Journalism in Georgia.

Today, the Delegation of the European Union in Georgia together with the European Union Monitoring Mission officially launched the 2017 EU Prize for Journalism in Georgia.

Established in 2012, the Prize encourages professio­nalism and ethical conduct in Georgian journalism, by awarding yearly the best work in print, broadcast, online, and photo journalism.In addition, the European Union Monitoring Mission awards a Special Prize for conflict-sensitive journalism contributing to confidence building and peace.

This year, the Prize is awarded in seven categories for works published or aired between 19 November 2016, through 31 October 2017. The categories are:

  • Best written story in print or online news media;
  • Best audio or audio-visual story in broadcast or online news media;
  • Best written investigative story in print or online news media;
  • Best investigative audio or audio-visual story in broadcast or online news media;
  • Best online or print blog, opinion or column in print or online news media;
  • Best documentary photo reflecting EU values and published in print or online news media;
  • Best conflict-sensitive journalistic work contributing to confidence-building and peace in the context of armed conflicts in Georgia, displaying high standards of journalistic ethics and professionalism (The EUMM Special Prize for Peace Journalism);

“This is the sixth year of the EU Prize for Journalism in Georgia”, said European Union

Ambassador Janos Herman. “We are proud that in the past the names of young, unknown

journalists have appeared alongside those of their more experienced colleagues on our list of

winners. This means that the efforts to draw attention to and reward the best of journalism

have borne fruit. I strongly encourage journalists to submit their work for this year’s prize.”

The winners of the first six categories will receive 1,250 Euros each.The winner of the EUMM Special Prize for Peace Journalism will receive a one month fellowship with the Institute of War and Peace Reporting in London.

The deadline for submission of all entries is 1 November 2017. The application form, rules and submission guidelines are available at www.euprizejournalism.eu or euprizejournalism.ge.

 

For any further information, please contact:

EU Prize for Journalism

EUMM Special Prize for Peace Journalism

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