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Miroslava Breach Award calls for entries [Latin America]

Miroslava Breach Award calls for entries [Latin America]

Posted on November 30, 2017

Deadline: 

December 27, 2017

Media professionals, researchers and activists living in Latin America and connected to one of the member centers of the CLACSO Network are eligible.

The Miroslava Breach Prize "Systems of power and violence against journalists in Latin America" is an initiative of Argumentos magazine, the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) and the School of Culture and Communication at UMET.

The award honors Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach, murdered on March 23, 2017 in Chihuahua and, with her, the hundreds of journalists and social communicators who lost their lives in Latin America while doing their work. It also aims to be a wake-up call to the impunity that prevails in a region where crimes against journalists are rarely investigated.

Participants may submit individual or collective texts about journalism, violence and impunity; forms of aggression against citizens' communication and information rights; economic and political interests of the media over social interest and the common good; and violence and the teaching of communication.

Winning entries will be published by Revista Argumentos and newspapers La Jornada (Mexico) or Página 12 (Argentina), in printed and digital format and open access.

The deadline is Dec. 27.

For more information (in Spanish), click here.