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17 August 2009
Ibda'a Awards call for submissions
Launched as a platform to showcase the work of young aspiring journalists, the eighth annual Ibda'a Student Awards will be accepting applications from 16 August to 8 October 2009. The competition's tagline is "Let it out", and its stated aim "to recognize, nurture and promote young media talent." More
29 June 2009
MTV Positive Change Award for Young Creatives launched
Internews and MTV announce the launch of the MTV Positive Change Award on creative multimedia coverage of climate change. Any young person between the ages of 18 and 28, who is passionate about climate change, is invited to apply to a special category of the Earth Journalism Awards specifically designed by MTV and Internews for young creatives.  More
03 June 2009
Arab journalists invited to enter the Lorenzo Natali Prize
For the 17th time, the European Commission is organizing the Lorenzo Natali Prize to reward journalists working to promote human rights, democracy and development. Journalists world-wide will have the opportunity to win prizes of a total value of 60.000 euros and to meet key leaders in the media sector. Last year's winner from the Maghreb and Middle East was Algerian journalist Nassima Oulebsir.  More
12 March 2009
Arab investigative reporters awarded
The winners of the annual Inquirer Award, and investigative reporting award for journalists from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine, have been announced. The competition, which is open to print and television reporters as well as photojournalists, awards those who excel in reporting on a significant issue of relevance to the region and it's people.  More
17 November 2008
Somali Cameraman Wins International Award
Somali news cameraman Abdullahi Farah Duguf has won the 2008 Rory Peck Award for News. The award honours freelance coverage of on-the-day news, where the focus is on the immediacy of the story. The winning footage Two Weeks in Mogadishu was shot in September 2007 and describes the human misery in the war-torn capital.  More
22 August 2008
Arab Media Award on Child Rights
A new award is being initiated this year to recognize media stories that accurately depict the situation of children and young people in the Arab nations of the Middle East. The Arab Media Award on Child Rights will aim to honour the work of journalists annually. More
19 June 2008
Imprisoned Yemeni Journalist Receives Amnesty International Award
Amnesty International has granted its 2008 « Special Award for Human Rights Journalism Under Threat » to Yemeni journalist Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani just a few days after he was sentenced to six years in prison on charges of "publishing information liable to undermine army morale". 
13 June 2008
Palestinian Journalist Wins Samir Kassir Award
Palestinian journalist Naela Khalil has won this year's Samir Kassir Award for her article "Palestinians pay the price of hatred", published on 14 March 2008 on the Arab Media Internet Network. The article denounces human rights violations in the Palestinian territories and the total impunity of those who commit such acts.  
12 June 2008
Deadline Extended for War Correspondence Award
War correspondents and photographers have until 16 June to submit works for the Bayeux-Calvados War Correspondents Prize. The best journalistic work on a conflict and its consequences for the civil population or an event concerning the defence of press freedom and democracy will be awarded. 
11 June 2008
Bastiat Prize for Journalism 2008 Open for Entries
For the seventh year, International Policy Network (IPN), a London-based think tank, is accepting submissions for its annual Bastiat Prize for Journalism. Arab journalists writing in English are encouraged to participate. 
27 May 2008
Deadline to Enter Kurt Schork Awards Approaching
Arab Journalist who show great courage and commitment to reporting on controversial issues and wish to enter the 2008 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism have a few days left to apply. The deadline is 1 June. 
19 May 2008
The Rory Peck Awards
Arab freelance TV reporters are invited to enter the Rory Peck Awards, which is the only international competition to recognise the work of freelance cameramen and camerawomen in TV newsgathering. The Rory Peck contest offers support to freelancers who experience extreme difficulties in their work. It was established in recognition of freelance cameraman Rory Peck who was killed in October 1993 in crossfire while covering the October coup outside Moscow's Ostankino Television Centre.
16 May 2008
World Young Reader Prize Awards
A competition sponsored by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) will award newspapers that have devised innovative projects or activities for young readers (under age 25). The deadline to apply is 31 July.
15 May 2008
2008 Online Journalism Awards
Arab digital journalists are encouraged to enter the 2008 Online Journalism Awards held by the US-based Online News Association. Entries must be submitted by 31 May. 
21 April 2008
Enter the First foto8 Contest
Photographers whose work confronts, interprets and reflects on their surroundings are encouraged to send their work to the foto8 contest, organised by a London-based website dedicated to photojournalism. 
14 March 2008
Arab Newspapers Win Awards in International Design Contest
Fort graphic AWARD1_1.jpgThe Dubai-based Gulf News and Emirates Business 24/7 newspapers were recently granted prizes in an international contest for newspaper design. A close collaboration between the editorial and the design team is fundamental for the high visual standard designers from both papers said in an interview with APN.
23 August 2007
Journalist Prize for Cultural Dialogue
The Anna Lindh Foundation and the International Federation of Journalists launch the second edition of the Journalist Prize for Cultural Dialogue.
16 August 2007
International Award for Freedom of Speech
The Marseille-Provence-Alpes du Sud Press Society, in partnership with Reporters Without Borders, is organising the "International Award for Freedom of Speech".
14 August 2007
Sahar Journalists' Assistance Fund
In honour of Iraqi journalist Sahar al-Haideri, who was gunned down in Mosul in June 2007, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is establishing a fund to support exiled or disabled journalists who participate in its training and reporting programmes around the world. More
02 August 2007
Enter the World Young Reader Prizes
Newspapers have until 10 September 2007 to send in an entry for this year's World Young Reader Prizes. Established in 1998, these awards distinguish newspapers that have devised the best project or activity in the past 24 months in the area of young reader development. More
21 June 2007
Dart Center Ochberg Fellowships

Six or more expense-paid fellowships to mid-career journalists seeking to apply knowledge of emotional trauma to improve coverage of violent events are offered by the Dart Center.

14 June 2007
Moroccan Journalist Wins Press Freedom Award
The Moroccan journalist Ahmed Reda Benchemsi recently won the Samir Kassir Award for Press Freedom thanks to an article addressing a sensitive topic: the cult of personality around the king of Morocco. More
01 June 2007
New Middle East Journalism Awards

The UK-based The Times and The Sunday Times will soon launch a competition to honour outstanding journalists in the Arab region.

31 May 2007
WPFC Fund Against Censorship

The innovative Fund Against Censorship, administered by the World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC) in cooperation with eight other organizations, provides assistance grants to news media and journalists facing criminal prosecution.

30 May 2007
Rory Peck Trust

In recognition of freelance cameraman Rory Peck who was killed in October 1993 in crossfire while covering the October coup outside Moscow’s Ostankino Television Centre, the Rory Peck Trust offers support to frelancers who experience extreme difficulties in the field.