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MISA 2008 PRESS FREEDOM AWARD

Calling all southern African journalists and media organisations! The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) with the Southern Africa Trust is inviting nominations for its 2008 Press Freedom Award. The deadline for entries is 12 August 2008.

The US$2,500 award honours excellence in journalism: upholding the ethics of the profession at all costs, pursuing the truth behind the facts, and promoting media freedom in the region. Excellence can be achieved through reportage or other ways, such as media reform, lobbying or training.

Nominations (of any form of media) should include a letter stating how the nominee meets the criteria, the nominee's CV, and where possible, a sample of work.

Send your nominations to the MISA secretariat for the attention of the regional director to: communications (@) misa.org

For more details, visit: http://www.misa.org/awards/pressfreedom.html

(9 July 2008)

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