Deadline: 31 May 2011
Open to: all young journalists between the ages of 18 and 30
Award: winners will be invited to Strasbourg to receive their cash prize of €1000
“Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers…”
Freedom of the media is not a given. Over the last ten years, 1,100 journalists and media staff have been killed in the line of duty, according to the International News Safety Institute. In certain countries, governments still attempt to control the media. The concentration process that allows holding companies to control several media outlets reduces the diversity of information sources. On the other hand, the rise of the internet as a new medium has pushed back the boundaries what can and cannot be said and published.
How to Apply
To upload your entry, visit Youth Media official website.