April 24, 2010 - The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has called for nominations for its International Press Freedom Awards, intended to give recognition to journalists who dedicate and risk their lives to the freedom of the media.
The winner of the award will be a journalist or media organization who: reports on human rights issues or other issues; demonstrates a commitment to human rights; has not won a major press freedom award from another organization; will benefit from international exposure due to the difficulty/threats caused by their work; has overcome enormous odds simply to produce the news; and has taken personal risks or suffered physical reprisals.
In 2008, CJFE honored journalists from Sudan and Zimbabwe.
Awards come with a CAN$3,000 prize (approximately US$2,992). For more information, visit the CJFE website here.