The EU has marked the World Press Freedom Day by launching the EU Prize for Journalism in Georgia for the second consecutive year. A press release said this Prize is the first of its kind in Georgia “to acknowledge the work of those Georgian journalists who have demonstrated journalistic integrity and professionalism.”
The Prize will acknowledge journalistic works that have contributed to promoting a better understanding of the EU values, reflecting high standards of journalistic ethics and professionalism. Professional journalists, editors, web publishers, and representatives of civil society will have the opportunity to submit their applications. The winners will be named at the final Awards Ceremony in December.
“The Prize will be awarded to excellence in investigative journalism in all its forms in the spirit of respect for media pluralism,” said Head of the EU Delegation to Georgia, Ambassador Philip Dimitrov, at the Prize launch ceremony.
The best journalistic works originally published/aired/posted in Georgia between 1 October 2012 and 30 October 2013 will be selected and the winners will be named in the following categories:
- best investigative or opinion article in print or online media;
- best investigative or opinion TV and/or Radio report;
- best social media profile/blog promoting vivid, balanced, fair, pluralistic debates;
- the most informative news agency or online newspaper. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
The very first Eastern Partnership Ministerial Conference on Culture is foreseen to take place on 27-28 June 2013 in Tbilisi, Georgia. It will give guidance for future work and provide an occasion for a mid-term assessment of the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme.
The high level event will represent an important milestone in the cultural dimension of the Eastern Partnership, a press release said. A limited number of places will be opened up for online registration in a few weeks’ time on the Programme’s website.
The €12 million Eastern Partnership Culture Programme aims at assisting the Partner Countries in their cultural policy reform at government level, as well as capacity building and improving professionalism of cultural operators in the region. It seeks to strengthen regional cultural links and dialogue within the Eastern Partnership region, and between the EU and ENP Eastern countries’ cultural networks and actors. (EU Neighbourhood Info Centre)