Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism

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The Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism celebrate the best in freelance journalism and local reporters who show great courage and commitment to reporting on controversial issues in a developing country or nation in transition.

The stories can focus on conflict, human-rights concerns, cross-border issues, or any other issue of controversy in a particular country or region.

All submissions must demonstrate professionalism, meet international journalistic standards, and provide evidence that courage and determination played a role in generating the articles.

Winners will be chosen by an international panel of judges.

Two Award Categories:

  • Local Reporter covering local stories
  • Freelance Journalist covering international news.

    Prize is $5,000 USD for each category winner.


    Local Reporter: Print journalists employed by a local news outlet and residing in a developing country or nation in transition (non OECD or EU countries), whose work has been published in a local publication are eligible.

    Although individual journalists are the primary focus, submissions from a team of journalists will also be considered.

    Freelance Journalist: All freelance print journalists and those contracted by news organizations are eligible.

    Eligible media:

    Entries are welcomed from all types of print-based media including newspapers and magazines and established on-line publications.

    Blogs and personal websites are not eligible.

    Email your entries to: [email protected] or post to: Kurt Schork Awards, Institute for War & Peace Reportin, 48 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8LT, United Kingdom.

    Deadline for applications is 22-June-09.

    Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

    For more information and application, visit: Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism

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