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12 March 2013

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13 June 2012 | International

Apply now for Cyber Stewards Programme

The Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto are looking for "Cyber Stewards" to support South-based cyber security scholars, advocates and practitioners who can articulate a vision of cyber security that protects rights and openness.
23 May 2012 | International

Freelance camera operators may apply now for Rory Peck Awards

Freelance cameramen and women from around the world are invited to submit entries for the 2012 Rory Peck Awards, which honour the best freelance footage in news and current affairs, especially in regions where it is difficult to gather news. The closing date for entries is 11 June 2012.
16 May 2012 | International

War correspondents: Apply now for Bayeux-Calvados Awards

War correspondents and photographers from all over the world are invited to apply for the Bayeux-Calvados Awards, which honour journalists who risk their lives in the world's hot spots to cover the news. The deadline for applications is 8 June 2012.
25 April 2012 | International

Freedom House holds inaugural photo and art contest

Freedom House is holding a photo and art contest on the themes of freedom, political participation, human rights and repression. The deadline for submissions is 10 May 2012.
11 April 2012 | International

Kurt Schork Awards now accepting submissions

The Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism celebrate freelance journalists and local reporters who show great courage in reporting on controversial issues. The deadline for entries is 31 May 2012.
4 April 2012 | International

Nominations now open for Freedom to Publish Prize

The International Publishers Association (IPA) is calling for nominations for its annual Freedom to Publish Prize, which honours a person, organisation or institution that has shown courage in upholding freedom of expression and defending the freedom to publish. Nominations are due on 4 May 2012.
21 March 2012 | Europe & Central Asia

South East and Central Europeans invited to submit best human rights photo

The South and East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is calling for submissions for its 2012 Human Rights Photo Award - a part of the BETA news agency's Photograph of the Year competition. All professional photojournalists in South East and Central Europe are eligible to participate. The closing date is 22 April 2012.
14 March 2012 | International

Nominations wanted for Hrant Dink Award

The Hrant Dink Award is presented annually by a foundation in his name to individuals or groups that work for a world free from discrimination, racism and violence, and who take personal risks to achieve those goals. The deadline for nominations is 15 April.
7 March 2012 | International

Data Journalism Awards open for entries

Think you can get your message across in an age of information overload? Consider applying for the Data Journalism Awards, the first international contest recognising outstanding work and editorial excellence in the field of data journalism worldwide. The deadline for submissions is 10 April 2012.
29 February 2012 | International

Nominate the blog that best defends free expression

The world's largest international blog competition is now open for entries! Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in conjunction with German media group Deutsche Welle wants you to name the blog from anywhere in the world that best defends free expression, as part of the Best of the Blogs Awards (the BOBs).
22 February 2012 | International

Nominate a cartoonist for Courage in Editorial Cartooning award

Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) is seeking nominations for its 2012 Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning, which recognises cartoonists around the world whose art puts them in danger or who have shown extraordinary courage in exercising their right to free expression. The deadline for nominations is 29 February 2012.
8 February 2012 | International

Have your say: What should the global standards for free expression be?

The Internet and mobile phones have opened up endless possibilities for free expression. But how best should we use this freedom? What limits should there be and what should be regulated by law? And who should decide? Oxford University has launched a multilingual platform, Free Speech Debate, to debate global norms for free expression - and wants you to join the conversation.
8 February 2012 | International

Nominate a woman for Courage in Journalism Awards

The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2012 Courage in Journalism Awards, which honour women reporters around the world whose work puts them in danger. The deadline for nominations is 2 March 2012.
25 January 2012 | International

Nominate an organisation for IPI's Free Media Pioneer Award

Which organisation do you think improved press freedom in its country or region this year? Nominate it for the International Press Institute (IPI) Free Media Pioneer Award - before 10 February 2012.
18 January 2012 | International

Index calls for nominations for 2012 Freedom of Expression Awards

"We bring the biggest stories in free expression. Now it's your turn to tell us who stands out." So says Index on Censorship, which is calling for nominations for its annual Freedom of Expression Awards. Hurry! The deadline for submissions is 25 January 2012.
11 January 2012 | International

Human Rights First calls for nominations for international human rights advocacy award

Nominate an individual or organisation for Human Rights First's 2012 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award, which recognises a commitment to international human rights advocacy in one or more of the following areas: social networking and Internet freedom; religious freedom; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights; and freedom from torture. Nominations are due by 6 February 2012.
4 January 2012 | International

Front Line seeking nominations for human rights defenders award

Front Line is seeking nominations for the 2012 Front Line Defenders Award, which honours the work of human rights defenders at risk. The deadline for nominations is 30 January 2012.
14 December 2011 | Americas

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.
2 November 2011 | International

UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2012 seeks nominations

Do you know an individual, organisation or institution that is defending press freedom? If so, send in your nomination for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2012 by 15 February 2012. The winner will receive US$25,000 at a ceremony on World Press Freedom Day, being held in Tunis, Tunisia, on 3 May 2012.
26 October 2011 | International

Martin Ennals Award calls for nominations

The Martin Ennals Award Foundation is seeking nominations for its Human Rights Defenders Award before the deadline of 9 December. Especially sought for the award are those who are fighting for the human rights of others in courageous or innovative ways. The award honours the late Martin Ennals, the first secretary general of Amnesty International.
28 September 2011 | Europe & Central Asia

Eastern Europeans invited to apply for the Gerd Bucerius Free Press award

Journalists and media in Eastern Europe that support press freedom are invited to apply for the Gerd Bucerius Free Press award. The deadline for applications is 24 October 2011.
14 September 2011 | International

New Visual Journalism award honours Tim Hetherington

Human Rights Watch and World Press Photo have established an annual visual journalism award focusing on human rights - to honour the life and work of Tim Hetherington, the British photojournalist who was killed this year while covering the conflict in Libya. The deadline for the grant - worth a hefty 20,000 Euros (US$27,500) - is 15 October.
7 September 2011 | International

Golden Pen of Freedom Award open for nominations

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is inviting nominations for the 2012 Golden Pen of Freedom Award, the annual prize which honours an individual or group for outstanding action in the cause of press freedom. Hurry: the deadline for nominations is 16 September 2011.
20 July 2011 | Africa

UNESCO offering scholarships for access to information meeting in Cape Town

UNESCO is offering scholarships to attend the Windhoek +20 Pan-African Summit on Access to Information in Cape Town, South Africa, from 17 to 19 September 2011. A limited number of places are available so apply now - the closing date for scholarship applications is 3 August 2011.
6 July 2011 | Europe & Central Asia

Apply now for Council of Europe Youth Media Award

Are you a young journalist (aged 18-30) in Europe dedicated to a free press? Then apply now for the second Council of Europe Youth Media Award, the theme of which is media freedom this year. The deadline for entries is 1 August 2011.
29 June 2011 | International

Apply now for US$70,000 Bastiat Prize for Journalism

Journalists from around the world are invited to apply for the 2011 Bastiat Prize for Journalism, which awards articles that "explain, promote and defend the principles and institutions of the free society." The deadline for entries is 31 July 2011.
15 June 2011 | International

Artists: Apply now for the Freedom to Create Prize

The annual Freedom to Create Prize celebrates artists who use their talents to promote social justice and inspire the human spirit. Enter by 30 July 2011.
25 May 2011 | International

Nominate someone for the Gleitsman International Activist Award

Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership is seeking out the next winner of its Gleitsman International Activist Award. Nominate individuals you believe have initiated great social change in their communities or countries. The deadline for nominations is 30 June 2011.
18 May 2011 | International

Entries wanted for Daniel Pearl Awards

Journalist Daniel Pearl was slain by militants in Pakistan in 2002 U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002, just four months after 11 September 2001. To honour Pearl, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has established awards in his name that recognise excellence in cross-border investigative reporting and reporting carried out in challenging circumstances. The deadline for entries is 1 July 2011.
11 May 2011 | International

PEN American Center announces Freedom to Write Fellowship

Want to bring international attention to 2010's Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, or make an impact at the UN Human Rights Council? PEN American Center is seeking an experienced free expression advocate for its brand new Freedom to Write Fellowship, a full-time, 18-month position helping to expand its Freedom to Write programme.
4 May 2011 | International

Rory Peck Awards for freelance camera operators open for entries

Freelance camera operators from around the world are invited to submit entries for the 2011 Rory Peck Awards, which honour the best freelance footage in news and current affairs, especially in regions where it is difficult to gather news. The closing date for entries is 6 June 2011 - an earlier date this year.
4 May 2011 | International

Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize launched on World Press Freedom Day

On 3 May, the 2011 edition of the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize opened for entries. Organised by the European Commission in partnership with Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the prize recognises the outstanding contribution of journalists reporting on development, human rights and democracy. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2011.
27 April 2011

Kurt Schork Awards open for entries

The Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism celebrate freelance journalists and local reporters who show great courage in reporting on controversial issues. The deadline for entries is 1 June 2011.
20 April 2011 | International

Apply now for Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

Elizabeth Neuffer The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is now accepting applications for the 2011-12 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, which is open to women journalists working on human rights and social justice issues. The deadline for applications is 27 May 2011.
13 April 2011 | International

War correspondents invited to apply for Bayeux-Calvados Awards

War correspondents and photographers from all over the world are invited to apply for the Bayeux-Calvados Awards for War Correspondents, which honour journalists who risk their lives in the world's hot spots to cover the news. The deadline for applications is 6 June 2011.
6 April 2011 | International

Apply now for the John Humphrey Freedom Award

The Canadian organisation Rights & Democracy invites nominations for the 2011 John Humphrey Freedom Award, which honours an organisation or person who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting human rights and democratic development. The deadline for nominations is 30 April 2011.
30 March 2011 | International

Vote for your favourite free expression blog

The search is on for best blog! Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in conjunction with German media group Deutsche Welle wants you to vote for your favourite blog from anywhere in the world that defends free expression, as part of the Best of the Blogs Awards (the BOBs). Hurry, voting closes on 11 April.
23 March 2011 | International

Nominate an organisation for IPI's Free Media Pioneer award

Which organisation do you think broke new ground in media freedom this year? Nominate it for the International Press Institute (IPI) Free Media Pioneer award - before 31 March 2011.
16 March 2011 | International

Nominations accepted for International Hrant Dink Award

The Hrant Dink Award is presented to individuals, organisations or groups that work for a just world, free from discrimination, racism and violence, who take personal risks to achieve those goals. As the Hrant Dink Foundation calls for this year's nominations, it aims to remind all those who struggle for these ideals that their voices are heard and their work is visible.
9 March 2011 | International

Enter IPI's lucrative news innovation contest

Think you know what the next breakthrough is in digital journalism? Thanks to Google, there's US$2.7 million to be won in the International Press Institute's (IPI) News Innovation Contest, which is aimed at finding and funding breakthrough ideas that will have a lasting impact on the future of digital news in communities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Applications will be accepted until 1 June.
9 March 2011 | International

Martha Gellhorn Prize open for entries

Do you have a story that challenges the secrets and lies in public affairs à la WikiLeaks? Submit it for consideration for the 2010 Martha Gellhorn Prize before 31 March 2011.

Journalists invited to apply for Samir Kassir awards

The Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press 2011 competition is accepting entries from journalists until 30 March 2011.
2 March 2011 | International

Cartoonists wanted for World Press Freedom Day exhibition

Calling all cartoonists! On World Press Freedom Day (3 May) this year, an international exposition organised by La Maison des journalists in Paris will exhibit the best editorial cartoons on the theme of "exile" by some of the most talented cartoonists in the world. Be one of them.
26 January 2011 | International

Apply now for a Scholar Rescue Fund fellowship

Are you a scholar, academic or journalist who is attacked because of your words, your ideas or your place in society? The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund provides fellowships for scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. Applications are due by 25 February 2011.
19 January 2011 | International

Nominations wanted for IWMF's Courage in Journalism Awards

Last year's award winners: Claudia Duque from Colombia, Vicky Ntetema from Tanzania and Alma Guillermoprieto The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2011 Courage in Journalism Awards, which honour women reporters around the world whose work puts them in danger. The deadline for nominations is 4 March 2011.
12 January 2011 | International

UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize open for nominations

Guillermo Cano Organisations working in the field of journalism and free expression are invited to submit nominations for the 2011 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. The deadline for submissions is 15 February 2011.
24 November 2010 | Syria

Nominations wanted for Martin Ennals award

Syrian lawyer Muhannad al-Hassani, the Martin Ennals Award 2010 laureate The Martin Ennals Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2011 award for human rights defenders. The deadline is 9 December. This year's award went to Syrian lawyer Muhannad al-Hassani, who is serving a three-year jail sentence for "weakening national sentiment" and "spreading false news".
3 November 2010 | International

Enter media law moot court competition at Oxford University

"Defending the media needs media defenders." That is the mantra of the Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition, which is open for registration to international applicants until 12 November 2010. This year's problem bridges issues of technology, content and regulation to expose students to cutting-edge areas of media law.
3 November 2010 | International

Apply now for Hellman/Hammett grants

Human Rights Watch is seeking nominations for 2010 Hellman/Hammett grants, which provide financial support for writers around the world who have been victims of political persecution. The deadline for nominations is 10 December 2010.

Eastern Europe press freedom awards 2011

The Norway-based Fritt Ord Foundation (Freedom of Expression Foundation) and the German-based ZEIT Foundation have put out a call for nominations for awards to support press freedom and independent media in Eastern Europe. Newspapers, Internet media and journalists from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus who strive to promote a free press, free speech and liberal civil societies are eligible to apply.
23 June 2010 | International

Call for entries for 2010 Kurt Schork Awards

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 13 July 2010.
19 May 2010 | International

Global Integrity seeks experts for 2010 report

Global Integrity, a US-based governance and anti-corruption watchdog, is looking for journalists, researchers and social scientists from around the world to prepare its 2010 edition of the Global Integrity Report. The 2009 report covered more than 35 diverse countries.
21 April 2010 | International

Call For Candidates for Bayeux-Calvados War Correspondents Awards

War correspondents and photographers from all over the world are invited to apply for the Bayeux-Calvados War Correspondents Prize, which honours journalists who risk their lives in the world's hotspots to cover the news.
7 April 2010 | International

CJFE calls for nominations for press freedom awards

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is calling for nominations for its International Press Freedom Awards in recognition of the courage of journalists who have overcome tremendous odds - often risking their lives - so that the news media remains free. CJFE is also calling for nominations for the Tara Singh Hayer Memorial Award to recognise a Canadian journalist who, through his or her work, has made an important contribution to reinforce and promote the principle of freedom of the press in Canada or elsewhere.
7 April 2010 | International

IPA calls for nominations for Freedom to Publish Prize

The International Publisher's Association (IPA) is calling for nominations for its annual Freedom to Publish Prize, which honours a person, organisation or institution that has shown exemplary courage and made a notable contribution in upholding freedom of expression and defending the freedom to publish.
17 February 2010

IWMF is calling for candidates for awards and fellowship

The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its annual Courage in Journalism Awards, the only international awards that recognise the bravery of women journalists. "Nominees risk political persecution, physical injury and death in their efforts to expose corruption and champion human rights." Candidates can be full-time, part-time or freelance women journalists working in print, broadcast or online media in any country, and must be nominated by colleagues, employers, journalists or others.
18 November 2009 | International

Call for nominations for Martin Ennals Award

The Martin Ennals Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2010 award for human rights defenders. The deadline is 9 December 2009.
14 October 2009 | International

Call for nominations for Daniel Pearl awards

Awards competition for cross-border journalism named after reporter Daniel Pearl, slain by militants in Pakistan in 2002 The 2010 Daniel Pearl Awards competition is now accepting entries to honour cross-border investigative reporting on a topic of world significance. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) renamed the prizes in 2008 in honour of "Wall Street Journal" reporter Daniel Pearl who was killed by militants in Pakistan in 2002.
7 October 2009 | Europe & Central Asia

Eastern European press freedom awards 2010

The Norway-based Fritt Ord Foundation (Freedom of Expression Foundation) and the German-based ZEIT Foundation have put out a call for nominations for awards to support press freedom and independent media in Eastern Europe.
12 August 2009

Rory Peck Awards for freelance camera operators

Freelance camera operators from around the world are invited to submit entries for the 2009 Rory Peck Awards, which honour the best freelance footage in news and current affairs - especially in regions where it is difficult to operate as a news gatherer. The deadline for entries is 4 September 2009.
3 June 2009

New CEI award for outstanding investigative reporting

The Central European Initiative (CEI), in cooperation with the Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), is seeking proposals for the CEI Award for Outstanding Merits in Journalism. Individuals, organisations and media companies are encouraged to nominate journalists who have completed exceptional investigative reporting in the past three years. The 5,000 EUR award also includes an expense-paid trip to the CEI Journalists Forum in Poland in September 2009.
8 April 2009

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.
1 April 2009 | International

SEEMO CALLS FOR ENTRIES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS PHOTO AWARD

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is seeking entries for its annual Human Rights Photo Award, as part of the 6th annual BETA Photograph of the Year competition.
1 April 2009

SEEMO calls for entries for human rights photo award

18 March 2009

ICFJ SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR JOURNALISM AWARDS

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is calling for nominations for its 2009 Knight International Journalism Awards. The Awards recognise exceptional international journalists who have demonstrated a strong commitment to freedom of expression despite overwhelming challenges.
18 March 2009

CJFE CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR 2009 INTERNATIONAL PRESS FREEDOM AWARDS

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is seeking nominations for its annual International Press Freedom Awards, which recognise journalists who put their lives at risk to ensure citizens stay informed. In 2008, CJFE honoured journalists from Sudan and Zimbabwe.
18 March 2009

DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR $125,000 INTERNATIONAL ACTIVIST AWARD

The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University is requesting nominations for the Gleitsman Foundation's International Activist Award.
4 February 2009

SAMIR KASSIR AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES FROM ARAB WORLD

Journalists across the Arab world are invited to apply for the Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press, which aims to promote media freedom and the rule of law in the region. The deadline for submissions is 30 March 2009.

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