International freelance journalists and reporters from the developing world have just one more week to submit their entries into this year’s Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism. The deadline for entries to be received via email or postmarked is June 15th.
The awards were created to honour the best in local journalism and international freelancing and were set up in memory of Kurt Schork, the American freelance reporter best known for his committed reporting around the world, who was killed in a military ambush while on assignment for Reuters in
Two prizes of $5,000 are awarded each year –one in each category. Last year’s winners were Massoud Ansari from
The awards were established by the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund and managed by the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR), the international media development charity that works to develop local journalism in crisis and transitional zones around the world, including
This year’s judges include Lindsay Hilsum, China Correspondent for UK’s Channel 4 News, Mid-East commentator Mona Eltahawy, Christina Lamb of The Sunday Times and Ray Bonner of the New York Times. Winners will be flown to
For more information on how to enter, contact