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
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
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
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
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
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
Amnesty International has granted its 2008 « Special Award for Human Rights Journalism Under Threat » to Yemeni journalist Abdulkarimal-Khaiwani just a few days after he was sentenced to six years in prison on charges of "publishing information liable to undermine army morale".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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
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
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
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
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.