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The Anna Lindh Foundation and the International Federation of Journalists launch the second edition of the Journalist Prize for Cultural Dialogue

Tue, 31/07/2007 - 03:00 -- admin

The Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures (ALF) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have the pleasure to announce today the launch of the second edition of their Journalist Prize for Cultural Dialogue.

The Journalist Prize aims at encouraging journalism that effectively contributes to open dialogue between cultures and people by spreading awareness of diversity and tolerance. In a region where globalization and the emerging information society are having a tremendous impact on people, the media play a key role in depicting the challenges euro-med people face in their daily lives. Stepping in 2008, ‘European year for Intercultural Dialogue’, the Euro-Med Journalist Prize for Cultural Dialogue will provide an exceptional framework to foster mutual understanding and exchange between journalists in the Euro-Med region.

The competition is open for all journalists nationals of one of the 37 Euro-Mediterranean countries. Every year, 4 journalists, two from the EU countries and two from the Mediterranean partner countries are selected by a jury, consisting of renowned journalists and intellectuals and under the presidency of the Anna Lindh foundation. The winners receive a special Trophy and an award of 5000 Euros each.

To participate, journalists must submit an article or a series of articles which tackles, directly or indirectly the theme of “cultural dialogue". Submitted articles should illustrate models of presence or lack of dialogue between cultures and mutual respect, through current situations and events.

Eligible articles must have been published between 1st of May 2007 and 31st of October 2007, in a print media registered in one of the 37 Euro-Med countries. Deadline for participating is 31 October 2007.

Candidature file has to include the following:

An original or scan of the original article.
A full translation in English OR French in case the article is in a different language.
A copy of an identity document.
CV.
Candidates can apply online by filling the application form online at www.euromedalex.org OR by sending it by courier to Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures, P.O. Box 732 El Mansheya, Alexandria 21111 – Egypt.

For more information on the Prize, please contact:
Anna Lindh Foundation
Ms. Ingy Sedky
Tel: +203 4831832 / 953
Email: ingy.sedky@bibalex.org

During the first Euro-Med Journalist Prize for Cultural Diversity, the jury composed of Amira Haas from Haartez, Daoud Kuttab from Radio AmmanNet, Robert Solé from LeMonde and Jean-Paul Marthoz from Enjeux Internationaux, selected four young journalists: Annalisa Monfreda (Italy) for her article “The Free song of the Arberesh”, Hugues Dorzée (Belgium) for his series of articles “Ataturk’s Turkey: the Holy Republic”, Mahitab Abdel Raouf (Egypt) for her article “The Undesired”, and Yoav Stern (Israel) for his article “All in the Family in Umm al-Fahm”. During 10 days, the winners went on a reporting tour to four Euro-Mediterranean countries; Morocco, Turkey, Denmark and England, where they met with high-level personalities at decision-making level, representatives of NGOs, and reported on “Minorities” living in the visited countries.