Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The EU launches the 16th Lorenzo Natali Prize for defence of human rights

This prize is awarded to journalists defending human rights, democracy and development. This year it is open to all journalistic media: radio, television, written press, Internet.

The Natali Prize was established in 1992 and is open to the press worldwide (1500 journalists from 164 countries in 2007). This year entries may come from journalists using any of the 21st century media: radio, television, written press and on-line.

Journalists wishing to enter may do so up to 30 June 2008 (www.nataliprize2008.eu). Prizes will be awarded in November at a special ceremony to be attended by European Commissioner Louis Michel during the European Development Days in Strasbourg.

There will be a total of €50 000 in prize money for journalists from Africa, Europe, Maghreb/Middle East, Asia and Latin America/Caribbean.