EU Journalist Award 2005 : For Diversity, Against Discrimination

Berlin, 6 June 2005 – The European Commission has launched the “For Diversity. Against Discrimination.” EU Journalist Award 2005.


Journalists in the 25 EU Member States are invited to submit articles on the subject of combating discrimination and promoting diversity in employment. Media professionals and anti-discrimination experts will select 25 national award winners of each category. A European Jury will then select the finalists who can look forward to winning a study trip to an EU country of their choice.


This is the second year that the European Commission is supporting the “For Diversity. Against Discrimination.” EU Journalist Award. In 2004, the three winning articles from France, Denmark and Hungary were chosen from amongst a total of 246 valid entries. This year, not only print and online journalists but for the first time also photo journalists and photographers can participate. Prizes will be awarded to the three finalists in each of these two categories.


The competition is part of the EU "For Diversity. Against Discrimination." information campaign, which provides information about European anti-discrimination policies, including in particular on workplace discrimination. To be eligible for the award, articles and photos must be published in print or online media between 1 January to 31 December 2005. Articles may be submitted in all official EU languages and should be at least 4,200 characters in length. All articles and photos should be submitted at the latest by 31 December 2005.


For more details on the award scheme and for application forms please see

http://www.stop-discrimination.info


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