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IntÂ’l media organisations launch prize in memory of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

IntÂ’l media organisations launch prize in memory of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh


The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the International Francophone Press Union (UPF) Wednesday announced the launch of a 5,000 euro (USD 5,399) prize to commemorate Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed by Israeli-occupation forces in the Jenin refugee camp while reporting live on 11 May 2022.

The bravery and determination of women journalists will be recognised in the new annual media prize, said the two organisations in a press release.

Nominations for the Shireen Abu Akleh Prize are open to women journalists and media professionals globally regardless of their nationalities, working languages, or media platforms. Candidates must hold a professional press card or similar recognised professional accreditation.

The UPF and IFJ invite nominations starting from 1 July 2024, with a deadline of 15 October 2024. The winner of the Shireen Abu Akleh Prize will receive a cash award. The prize may be equally divided between two recipients.

The prize will be presented on December
10, 2024 Prize, on International Human Rights Day.

The Brussels-based IFJ represents more than 600,000 journalists in 146 countries.

The Paris-based UFP founded in 1950, is the world’s oldest Francophone organisation, and has more than 3,000 members in 110 countries.

Source: Kuwait News Agency