Thursday, April 3, 2003Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2003 Canadian Student Press Freedom Award. The award recognizes a Canadian student journalist who, through his or her work, has made an important contribution to the promotion of press freedom in this country. This contribution can be in the form of written or electronic articles, or through obstacles faced in the course of his or her work. Submissions can include: # Articles highlighting cases of repression of free expression on campus or elsewhere; # Stories on attempted or actual censorship on campus or elsewhere, or involving hard-won access-to-information requests; # Instances where a student journalist faced significant risks or threats of any nature. Entries may be submitted by students and/or news organizations based in Canadian post-secondary institutions and produced in the 2002-2003 academic year. The award consists of a framed plaque and a cash prize of $1,000. It will be presented at a venue to be announced later. Deadline for submissions is July 31. How to apply: # For print, enclose three complete tear sheets; # For broadcast, enclose three complete copies of the audio or video tape (in VHS format); # For all entries, enclose a cover letter nominating the journalist and providing a brief summary of the reason for the nomination; # For all entries, enclose the following information on a single page: name; address; telephone; fax; email; media organization; title of piece; where published/aired; and publication/air date(s). Please mail submissions to: Canadian Journalists for Free Expression 489 College Street , Suite 403 Toronto, ON M6G 1A5 Submissions must reach CJFE by July 31, 2003. CJFE is an association of more than 400 journalists, editors, publishers, producers, students and others committed to preserving press freedom and freedom of expression in Canada and around the world.
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