17.02.2017

Call for nominations for the 2017 Free Media Awards

Photo: Staff of the Ukrainian web publication Nashi Groshi ('Our Money'), one of the winners of the Free Media Awards 2016
The Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius hereby invite nominations of journalists, bloggers, internet media and newspapers for the 2017 Free Media Awards. 


The Free Media Awards are awarded to journalists and media outlets from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia.

The prizes provide support for journalists and media outlets that report independently and refuse to give up in the face of threats. The media operate under tremendous pressure in many countries in Eastern Europe. With the Free Media Awards, we seek to encourage journalists and media outlets to carry on their work, despite threats and violent oppression, and to contribute to strengthen independent journalism.
 

Nominations will be accepted until February 17th 2017, and should include an explanation of why the journalist or media outlet is considered to be a good candidate for the Free Media Awards. Please note that nominations should include references to the quality of their work. The nomination statement should be 1 to 2 pages long, and include a short biography and links to articles, where relevant. To qualify for nomination, journalists and media outlets must have demonstrated a commitment to democracy, and freedom of expression.

Please send nominations by e-mail to hilde.nagell@frittord.no
Do not hesitate to contact Fritt Ord if you have any questions about the nomination process

The 'Free Media Awards' is the new name for the Press Prizes awarded by the two foundations The Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT Foundation. The press prizes are intended to support the independent role of journalists, who continue their word despite reprisals and financial difficulties. The two foundations have been awarding press prizes to media in Russia and Eastern Europe since 2004.

Read more about the awards, the nomination process and former recipients here.

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Søknadsfrist 29. juni 2018.

Free Media Awards 2018 går til Chai Khana i Sør-Kaukasus for deres arbeid med å løfte frem underrapporterte saker på tvers av landegrenser, Fontanka i Russland for deres dekning av pågående og glemte konflikter og til det hviterussiske nettstedet Belarus Partisan for deres utrettelige gravearbeid som har fortsatt etter at redaktøren deres ble drept

Stiftelsen Fritt Ord har nå delt ut sine årlige kritikerstipender. Stipendene skal resultere i løpende kritikk i perioden august 2018 til august 2019, og lyder på 200 000 kroner hver. Stipendordningen ble opprettet i 2015, og i år deles det ut elleve stipender.