The annual Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism, underwritten by the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund and Reuters, and administered by the Institute of War and Peace Reporting, will award two $5,000 prizes, one to a local reporter in a developing country or nation in transition, and the other to a freelance journalist covering international news, to recognize independent and professional reporting that sheds new light on controversial issues. Stories can focus on conflict, human-rights concerns, cross-border issues, or any other issue of controversy in a particular country or region. The awards were created to honor Kurt Schork, an American freelance journalist who was killed in a military ambush while on assignment for Reuters on May 24, 2000, in Sierra Leone. Applicants will be asked to submit a body of work (up to three articles) that demonstrates professionalism, meets international journalistic standards, and gives evidence that courage and determination played a role in generating the articles. Further details and entry forms are available at the web site. Deadline: May 31, 2015.
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