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SAMIR KASSIR AWARD FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

SAMIR KASSIR AWARD FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS


Journalists, academics, join the contest!

Please register before the 30th of March 2007

The contest for the second edition of the Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press, which is awarded by the Delegation of the European Commission in Lebanon in association with the Samir Kassir Foundation, is open to applicants.

This prize, intended to perpetuate the commitment of the journalist and writer Samir Kassir to the Rule of Law, awards:


- 1 journalist (written press, television, radio), regardless of age, national of a MEDA¹ country, whose report or article, broadcast or published in a media organization of one of the MEDA countries or one of the European Union member states between April 15th, 2006, and March 15th, 2007, is related to the Rule of Law.

The award amounts to 15,000 Euros.


- 1 researcher, younger than 35, national of a MEDA¹ country, and registered at a public or private university of one of the MEDA countries or one of the European Union member states, whose research document (dissertation or thesis) addresses the Rule of Law or Freedom of the Press, and has been carried out during the 2006 academic program. The award amounts to 10,000 Euros.

1- Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestinian Territories, Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco.


Awards will be handed out on the 2nd of June 2007 in Beirut.


Closing date for all entries: 30th of March 2007


The contest regulations, application form and further details can be found on the website:


www.samirkassiraward.org

A hotline and an e-mail address are available to applicants:

Hotline: + 961 3 276 499
E-mail: coordination@prixsamirkassir.org