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ENTRIES WANTED FOR KURT SCHORK AWARDS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM

The Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism celebrate freelance and local journalists who show great courage and commitment to reporting on controversial issues in a developing country or nation in transition. The deadline for applications is 22 June 2009.

Two prizes of US$5,000 are up for grabs, one to a freelance journalist covering international news, and the other to a local journalist who shows courage in reporting on controversial issues. The stories can focus on conflict, human rights concerns, cross border issues, or any other issue of controversy in a particular country or region.

The prizes, funded by the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund and Reuters, honour Kurt Schork, a U.S. freelance journalist who was killed in a military ambush while on assignment for Reuters in Sierra Leone in May 2000.

For full details of the awards and how to enter, see the Institute for War & Peace Reporting's website: http://iwpr.net/kurtschork

(8 April 2009)

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