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The European Union marks the World Press Freedom Day by launching the EU Prize for Journalism in Georgia

04.05.2015
The Prize acknowledges the best journalistic works originally published/aired/posted between the 1 October 2014 and 30 October 2015 in Georgia.

The EU Prize for Journalism is the first of its kind in Georgia, which recognises works that have contributed to promoting a better understanding of the values of the European Union and reflect high standards of journalistic ethics and professionalism.

Winners will be named in five categories:

This year the introduction of the category of Best Documentary aims to encourage photo journalists to reflect EU values in their images. This award will go to the photograph that best expresses the idea of human rights including minority rights, social justice, respect for human dignity, freedom of speech, democracy, gender equality and the rule of law.

Each prize amounts to €1,500.

Moreover, within the framework of the EU Prize for Journalism, the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) will award the 3rd edition of the Special Prize for Peace Journalism.

The special EUMM prize acknowledges best-balanced and unbiased articles in print, audiovisual or online media on the subject of conflicts. The winning journalist will be awarded a fellowship to participate in the Caucasus programme at the headquarters of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in London.

Journalists are invited to send their applications by 2 November 2015.

Terms and conditions of EU Prize for Journalism 2015 are available on: www.euprizejournalism.ge / and www.eumm.eu/peaceprize/

For more information on the "EU Prize for Journalism 2015", please contact:

Tamriko Mikadze, Press and Information Officer, Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, Tamriko.Mikadze@eeas.europa.eu

John Durnin, Spokesperson, EU European Monitoring Mission, John.durnin@eumm.eu

Tengiz Gogotishvili, Lets Meet Europe Tengiz.Gogotishvili@uk.ecorys.com (+995 99 51 13 98)