The International Press Institute (IPI), in conjunction with International Media Support (IMS), is now accepting nominations for the 2019 IPI World Press Freedom Hero Award and the 2019 IPI-IMS Free Media Pioneer Award.
The award that started in 2000 to mark IPI’s 50th anniversary has honoured journalists who have made significant contributions to the promotion of press freedom, particularly in the face of great personal risk.
Nominations for the award should focus on individuals who have fought for improvements in their respective press freedom environment, particularly in the face of legal, financial, physical or other forms of hardship; or individuals who have worked despite all obstacles to seek out and disseminate information that impact the lives of their fellow citizens or the global community.
Nominations should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries should describe why the nominated journalist or media organization fits the award criteria and is deserving of this year’s award.
Nomination closes on February 28, 2019.