The Media Institute of Southern Africa Press Freedom Award


The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is inviting nominations for its annual MISA Press Freedom Award. The award is given to honour excellence in journalism.

Excellence in journalism may be described as the upholding of ethics of the profession at all costs and the relentless pursuit of truth behind the bare facts. The award is also in recognition of the work of an individual or institution where this is considered to have made a significant contribution to the promotion of media freedom in the region. The excellence, which the award acknowledges, can be achieved either through reportage or in other ways such as media reform, lobbying or training.

The MISA Press Freedom Award is open to all forms of media e.g. photography, print, video, internet, or media associations and institutions. Eligible individuals or institutions should be based in the Southern African region.

The press freedom award can only be entered into through nominations. All nominations should be accompanied by a motivation not exceeding 1500 words stating how the nominee meets the above criteria and the CV of the nominee. Where applicable a copy of the work, or a portfolio of work, should be included with the nomination. Nominations should be sent to the MISA secretariat for the attention of the Regional Director by June 15, 2012.

Postal: Private Bag 13386 Windhoek Namibia,
Fax: +264 61 248016

Deadline: June 15, 2012

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