OTTAWA, Feb. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Committee for World Press
Freedom is calling for nominations for the CCWPF Press Freedom Award.
The annual award recognizes a Canadian journalist who has made an
outstanding contribution during the past year to the right of freedom
The award consists of a $2,000 cash prize and a certificate from the
Canadian Commission for UNESCO, sponsor of World Press Freedom Day. The
winner will be announced May 3 during the annual World Press Freedom
Day luncheon in Ottawa.
During the May 3 event, we will also award three prizes in the CCWPF's
13th annual International Editorial Cartoon contest. Guy Badeaux, vice
chair of CCWPF and co-ordinator of the contest, has called for submissions on this year's theme, "Hard times and free speech."
"When journalists and cartoonists face economic uncertainty or threats
to their employment, there is great pressure to give up on tackling
tough stories, give in to self-censorship or give attention to
sensationalist journalism in the service of commercial survival,"
Badeaux explained. "Can free speech withstand hard times?"
Details about the May 3 event and the cartoon competition can be found
SOURCE: Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
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