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Journalists from around the world are invited to submit entries for the International Award for Freedom of Speech, which recognises political, social, economic or environmental reporting that conveys a "free and independent vision."

The 5,000 Euro (US$6,740) award was organised by the Marseille-Provence-Alpes du Sud Press Society as a tribute to journalists who were killed in the line of duty, such as Anna Politkovskaya and Hrant Dink. It is open to professional journalists who work for international news agencies either at a national or regional level. Entries should have been published or broadcast from 1 September 2006 to 31 August 2007.

Applications should include an original copy of the published article (15,000 characters maximum), a VHS copy for TV entries (12 minutes maximum), or a tape or CD for radio entries (six minutes maximum). All entries should be sent with a French translation.

The deadline for applications is 15 September 2007. Entries should be sent to the Press Society at: Marseille-Provence-Alpes du Sud Press Society, 12 rue Breteuil, 13001 Marseille, France.

For more information, contact: [email protected] or see:

(21 August 2007)

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