Delegation of the European Union to Panama

Rewarding excellence in sustainable development journalism: Apply today for the 2020 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

Brussels, 12/02/2020 - 18:04, UNIQUE ID: 200212_29
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Journalists can apply from today for the European Commission's Lorenzo Natali Media Prize until 15th March. The overarching theme of the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize is journalism for sustainable development.

The Prize rewards journalists from around the globe for their online, print or audio-visual reporting of stories of human achievements and perseverance around sustainable development issues.

Their stories bring injustices to light and compel us to act. To mark the launch, Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen said, “Every year, the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize recognises journalists' contribution to building more sustainable, fair and prosperous societies and speaking truth to power. Their human stories help to shed light and search solutions to poverty, inequalities and injustices. I would like to warmly encourage journalists covering sustainable development stories worldwide to apply and join the global community of winners, jury members and partners of the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize.”

Entries for this year's competition should relate to international partnership issues such as, but not limited to, fighting poverty and inequalities, human rights, democracy, youth, gender equality, environment and climate change, health, technology and digitalization.

Journalists are invited to submit their work online at:

until 15 March 2020 to compete in three categories, with a prize of €10,000 each.

The winners will be announced and receive their awards at the European Development Days in Brussels on 9 and 10 June 2020.

More information can be found:

For more information: Ana Pisonero – Tel.: +32 229 54320; Gesine Knolle – Tel.: +32 229 54323)