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WAN'S YOUNG READER PRIZE ADDS PRESS FREEDOM CATEGORY

The World Young Reader Prize, an annual award from the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) for newspapers that do the most to develop young readership, has added a press freedom category to honour newspapers that teach about the fragility and importance of press freedom in a democratic society. The deadline for the press freedom award is 15 April.

The winner will be announced on World Press Freedom Day (3 May) and presented at the 8th World Young Reader Conference, to be held on 27-30 September in Prague
( http://www.wan-press.org/nie/articles.php?id=1696 ).
Judges for the special press freedom category will be WAN Golden Pen laureates Doan Viet Hoat (Vietnam) and Pius Njawe (Cameroon), as well as Nayla Tueni, daughter of assassinated Lebanese publisher Gebran Tueni.

Full details about the prize, including other categories and their deadlines, can be found at: http://www.wan-press.org/worldyoungreaderprize

(25 March 2009)

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