Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award

Deadline: 30 June 2013

Region: Union for the Mediterranean countries

annah lindh foundation awardJournalists from the 42 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean are invited to submit their works for the 7th edition of the Anna Lindh Journalist Award.

The Award, which started in 2006, aims at rewarding exceptional journalistic productions, contributing to a better understanding of the diversity of cultures in the Euro-Mediterranean region as well as promoting the positive role played by journalists in providing balanced and informed coverage on cultural issues in the region.It focuses on intercultural issues between and within the Euro-Mediterranean societies, with a special award dedicated to certain theme every year.

This year’s special award is dedicated to the theme ‘Arts for Democracy and Social Change’, in response to role of art as an important activism and social expression tool in the Euro Mediterranean region.

Besides the special award, there are other four categories: press, new media, radio, and TV. Submitted works should tackle intercultural issues between and within Euro-Mediterranean societies, ranging from minorities, migration, integration and identity to religion and cultural traditions. Work must have been published in printed or online media, or broadcast on radio or television between the 1 June 2012 and 1 June 2013. Priority will be given to young journalist.

The five winners will be awarded in a prestigious ceremony that will be held in London in October 2013. They will receive a cash prize and will be involved in Anna Lindh Foundation’s regional activities during a whole year.

An outstanding contribution award will also be given by the International Jury to a leading journalist or media institution for their professional commitment to intercultural dialogue.

The deadline for submission is 30 June at 12 Egyptian time.

Anna Lindh Foundation was launched in 2005 with the purpose to bring people together from across the Mediterranean to improve mutual respect between cultures.

Click here to know more about the regulations and the different categories, or here to apply.