Call for Nominations for 2021 Free Media Awards: (Deadline 1 March 2021)
The Fritt Ord Foundation and The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius hereby invite nominations of independent journalists, bloggers, Internet media and newspapers for the 2021 Free Media Awards.
The prizes provide support for journalists and media 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, they seek to encourage journalists and media to carry on their work, despite threats and violent oppression, and to contribute to strengthen independent journalism.
The prize laureates are chosen on the basis of nominations, which are then reviewed by an independent jury.
The ‘Free Media Awards’ is the new name for the Press Prizes awarded by the two foundations The Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. The press prizes are intended to support the independent role of journalists who continue their work despite reprisals and financial difficulties. The two foundations have been awarding press prizes to media in Russia and Eastern Europe since 2004.
- The Free Media Awards prize amount per recipient is EUR 15 000. The Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT Foundation will be awarding 3 to 5 press prizes in 2021.
- 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.