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Call for Entries to Excellence in Environmental


Call for Entries to Excellence in Environmental

La version française est disponible sur l'Internet : http://www.iucn.org/info_and_news/press/reuters_launch_fr.pdf

La versión en español esta disponible en: http://www.iucn.org/info_and_news/press/reuters_launch_es.pdf

Attention: Environment And Science Journalists And Editors

Call for Entries to Excellence in Environmental Journalism Awards

Reuters Foundation and IUCN - The World Conservation Union Launch 2004 Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting

London and Gland, Switzerland, 22 March 2004 (Reuters Foundation/IUCN) - Reuters Foundation and IUCN launch today 2004 Media Awards, a worldwide competition aimed at raising global awareness of environmental and sustainable development issues, by encouraging excellence in environmental reporting worldwide.

Since the launch of the Awards in 1998, 32 reporters have been recognised for outstanding environmental journalism by the Global Master Jury chaired by Her Majesty Queen Noor, IUCN Patron. These journalists come from countries as diverse as Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Great Britain, Kenya, Macedonia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Togo, USA, and Zimbabwe.

"Through this competition we are looking for examples of high-quality, investigative and inspired reporting that helps both decision-makers and the public assume their responsibility for protecting social equity, human rights and the environment," H.M. Queen Noor said.

Journalists working in print and online media are invited to submit entries to 2004 Reuters-IUCN Media Awards. One winner from six regions - Latin America; North America, including the Caribbean and Oceania; Europe; Asia; English-speaking Africa, including the Middle East and French-speaking Africa will be invited to attend the Global Awards Ceremony taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2004. The global winner will receive a cash prize of US$5'000.

All submissions must have been published between 01 January 2003 and 15 August 2004. Candidates may submit one article only, accompanied by an entry form, to the nearest IUCN office. Entries written in a language other than English, French or Spanish must be accompanied by a translation. The deadline for entries is 31 August 2004.

More information and application forms can be found on the Reuters Foundation website at:

http://www.foundation.reuters.com/ and the IUCN website at http://iucn.org/reuters.

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