Contest celebrates right to access public information [Latin America]

Posted on Aug 16, 2019 in Miscellaneous

Journalists residing in Latin America and the Caribbean can compete for this award.

The Special Rapporteurship for Freedom of Expression (RELE, in Spanish), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Press and Society Institute (IPYS) have launched the RELE Award.

The competition is open to journalists using the right of access to public information as an investigative reporting tool.

Works must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2018 and Aug. 30, 2019. A substantial part of the piece must have been obtained through an access to public information request.

Three winners will be invited to participate in the Latin American Conference of Investigative Journalism (COLPIN) in Mexico City in November.

The deadline is Sept. 1.