Entries for the IFJ Journalism for Tolerance Prize close in two weeks on 21 January 2003 following a two week extension of the deadline.
The IFJ Journalism for Tolerance Prize, promoting tolerance, combating racism and discrimination, will be awarded to journalists in five regions of the world: Latin America; Central and Western Africa; Eastern and Southern Africa; South Asia; and South East Asia.
In each region three prizes of €1,000 each will be awarded: one each for entries from print/on-line, radio and television.
The Prize, supported by the European Union, has been launched at a time when cultural, religious and ethnic differences are increasingly contributing to instability and unrest in many regions of the world.
Entries should be submitted directly to the IFJ Journalism for Tolerance Prize office in the relevant region (a list of offices is attached to this release) and must be submitted in accordance with the rules of the competition.
Entry forms are available from the IFJ, journalists' organisations in each region or online www.ifj.org
Entry is free and will close on 21 JANUARY 2003
Three separate categories: television, radio and print/on-line
Entries must have been published/broadcast between 1 JANUARY 2002 and 31 DECEMBER 2002