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IAPA SEEKS ENTRIES FOR GRAND PRIZE FOR PRESS FREEDOM

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) invites media organisations in the Americas to submit entries for the Grand Prize for Press Freedom, as part of its 2008 Excellence in Journalism Awards. The deadline for entries is 15 January 2009.

The Grand Prize will be awarded to a person or organisation who has significantly contributed to advancing the cause of the freedom of the press.

Besides the press freedom prize, awards for outstanding journalism will be given in 11 categories: inter-American relations; human rights; news coverage; features; in-depth reporting; photography; cartoons; infographics; opinion; newspaper in education; and online news coverage.

The competition is open to English, Spanish or Portuguese news articles published in 2007 in a newspaper, magazine or online publication.

For more information, application forms and this year's winners, visit: http://www.sipiapa.org/awards

(17 December 2008)

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