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Knight International Journalism Award open for nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Knight International Journalism Award, which recognises reporters, editors, media managers, bloggers and citizen journalists worldwide who have taken bold steps to keep citizens informed despite great obstacles. The deadline for nominations is 27 February 2012.

The award, administered by the International Center for Journalists, has in the past recognised pioneering correspondents who have exposed government corruption, war crimes and other important stories. The award has also honoured crusading publishers determined to maintain their independence despite enormous political and financial pressures.

Candidates must be from and work in Africa, Asia, Central/Eastern Europe, Latin America or the Middle East.

Winners will receive US$3,000, a trophy, and a trip to the United States where they will be honoured at an awards ceremony in November.

Click here for more information and to submit your nomination.

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