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2019 GUE/NGL Award for Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information

Call for Nominations – 2019 GUE/NGL Award for Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information

Nominations can be submitted by email until 6th March 2019

GUE/NGL has the pleasure of announcing our second annual Award for ‘Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information’. The award was established in 2018 in honour of the assassinated Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, and last year it was jointly awarded to the murdered Slovak journalist, Ján Kuciak and LuxLeaks whistleblower, Raphaël Halet.

This year’s award will again honour individuals or groups who have been intimidated and/or persecuted for uncovering the truth and exposing it to the public. The winner(s) will also receive €5000 which will help to support and disseminate their investigative work in an effort to safeguard and promote the freedom of press and the right to information –  especially inside the European Union which still does not offer adequate legislative protection for such work.

Nominations are opened until 23h59 CET on 6th March 2019 and can be submitted by email to guengl.press@europarl.europa.eu. Only eligible nominees with examples of work or sufficient information (explanatory documents, press documents, audiovisual material) will be considered.

A jury of journalists, whistleblowers and GUE/NGL MEPs will deliberate over the nominations and announce the shortlist on 15th March 2019. The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 16th April at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

More information can be found here.

Photo courtesy of GUEN/NGL on Flickr of Raphaël Halet receiving the award in May 2018 at the European Parliament. You can watch last year’s ceremony via this link.

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