An international competition recognising journalists who have displayed both courage and commitment to report – say the organisers – “controversial issues in a developing country or nation in transition”, has issued a call for entries.
The Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism are seeking entries that focus on conflict, human rights concerns or any other issue of controversy in a particular country or region.
Two prizes are up for grabs, both honouring Kurt Schork, an American freelance journalist who was killed in a military ambush while on assigment in Sierra Leone, and this year marks the tenth anniversary of the awards.
One prize is for a local reporter covering local news while the other is for a freelance journalist covering international news.
Each prize carries a cash reward of $5000 USD, and the winners will be chosen by an international panel of judges.
Entries are required by June 1, either emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Kurt Schork Awards, Institute for War & Peace Reporting, 48 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8LT.