Lebanon: The European Union launches the 14th edition of the “Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press”

February 14, 2019
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During a press conference held yesterday at the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, Ambassador Christina Lassen launched the 14th edition of the “Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press” together with Ms Gisèle Khoury-Kassir, President of the Samir Kassir Foundation, and representatives from the Lebanese media.

The “Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press”, which has been awarded by the European Union since 2006, honours the Lebanese journalist and writer Samir Kassir who was assassinated in 2005. The competition for the Award has attracted since its creation more than 2,200 candidates the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa.

The contest is open to candidates from North Africa, the Middle East and the Gulf. The deadline for sending in contributions is 10 April 2018. Three awards will be granted for the best:

– Opinion Article
– Investigative Article
– Audiovisual News Report

The contest regulations, application forms and details of the candidature file are available on the following website: www.samirkassiraward.org

Download the award trailer from this link: https://we.tl/t-wYoXDfl3Ov

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