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IAPA seeks nominations of human rights journalists and press freedom advocates

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) is calling on news agencies and journalists to send in articles and video and audio clips that portray excellence in human rights reporting, among 11 other categories.

IAPA is also seeking nominations for its US$2,000 Grand Prize for Press Freedom, awarded to an individual, publication or organisation committed to exposing the truth - despite intimidation and repression - in a manner that upholds media principles of accuracy and fairness.

Deadlines for entries are 15 January 2012. The award winners will receive cash prizes at IAPA's General Assembly in São Paul, Brazil, in October. To be eligible, the journalism of the nominees must have been conducted and published or aired in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Online applications and contest rules are available here

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