27 May 2008


The European Commission invites journalists committed to the fight for human rights and democracy in the developing world to apply for this year's Lorenzo Natali Prize. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2008.

The Lorenzo Natali Prize, named after a former European Commission official in charge of cooperation and development, awards journalists working in one of the five following regions: Africa, Asia and Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and the Arab World and the Middle East. For the first time, radio and television journalists are also invited to apply.

Applicants should submit one journalistic work (in one of the European Commission's 23 official languages) printed or aired between 1 January 2007 and 30 June 2008.

For each region, prizes will be awarded to the three best entries. First prize winners will receive 5,000 Euros (US$7,700), second prize winners will get 2,500 Euros (US$3,900), and third prize winners 1,500 Euros (US$2,300). The best entry overall will also receive a grand prize of 5,000 Euros.

For more information or to apply, contact: info (@) prixnatali2008 (.) eu or see: http://www.nataliprize2008.eu
(27 May 2008)