From 2013, the judges will be empowered to award a special prize for particular excellence in editing or any other discipline, including reporting, feature write and advocacy.
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|Entry Deadline||November 29, 2015|
|Ceremony Date||March 17, 2016|
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About the Award
Yavuz Baydar for his work as ombudsman. His columns were censored. The award is a symbol of support for his fight for free press.
Editor Alan Rusbridger from the Guardian and editor Wolfgang Buchner from Der Spiegel for their persistence and courage in publishing the NSA stories.
Sir Harold Evans is one of Britain’s most famous and feted editors.
Sylvie Kaufmann is editorial director of the French newspaper Le Monde, of which she was editor in chief in 2010-2011.
Juan Luis Cebrián is the founding editor of El Pais in Madrid and CEO of the Prisa media groep
Yevgenia Albats was the first Soviet journalist to investigate the Soviet political police, the KGB in the Soviet-era.
Jørgen Ejbøl started his career in journalism with the Aalborg Stiftstidende newspaper
Monetary/Material Award Details
Any of the 47 countries which make up the Council of Europe are fine – though this isn’t a Council of Europe contest, or an EU one. We’ve just taken the widest possible practical definition of Europe.
Entry Fee Details
After the Preparatory Committee makes the first preliminary shortlist, journalists will be contacted to enter samples and evidence of the entered work. Examples are:
• A specimen from the printed or published version
• Photos of published articles
• A hard copy of a printed web-page
• Further explanation of effect and role (500 words) in English
• Independent testimonial assessing the impact and importance in English
• A signed letter of support from an editor, publisher or assessor in the country of origin
All printed material (when requested) should be send by post to the Bureau of the European Press Prize:
European Press Prize
Olympisch Stadion 39
1076 DE Amsterdam