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Lorenzo Natali prize sets October 26 deadline for entries

Date: 8/10/01

The 2001 Lorenzo Natali Press Awards competition has set a deadline of October 26 for entry applications, according to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

The prize is awarded to print journalists whose reporting "recognizes human rights and democracy as vital elements in the quest for equitable development."

Two prizes of 10,000 Euro will be awarded. One prize will be given for an article published in a developing country, and the second for journalistic work published in one of the countries belonging to the European Union.

Candidates for the prize should be individual journalists working in the print media. Every applicant should submit only one article published in year 2000. Prize winners will be invited to the Natali Prize ceremony at the International Press Centre in Brussels in December.

The prize, offered by the European Commission, honors the late Lorenzo Natali, who was vice president of the Commission of the European Communities.

For a copy of the application form and rules for the Natali Prize for Journalism (available in English, French and Spanish), contact International Federation of Journalists - Project Division International Press Centre, R.P., 155, Rue de la Loi, Block C (2nd floor), 1040 Brussels, Belgium.

Telephone (32-2) 235 22 00. Fax (32-2) 235 22 18. E-mail Bettina.peters@ifj.org or Isabella.haaf@ifj.org, Web site at www.ifj.org

(August 7, 2001)