The Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) awarded the winners of the 2017 EU Prize for Journalism at a ceremony in Tbilisi on 5 December.
Awards were given in six categories covering print, broadcast, online and photo journalism. In addition, the EUMM presented their special prize for conflict-sensitive journalism contributing to confidence building and peace.
Entries to the competition must have originally been published/broadcast/posted between 19 November 2016 and 31 October 2017 in Georgian, English or Russian. For the EUMM Special Prize for Peace Journalism, entries in Abkhazian and Ossetian languages were also accepted.
The winners of the first six categories received a cash prize of 3750 GEL each, while the winner of the EUMM Special Prize will receive a one-month fellowship at the Institute of War and Peace Reporting in London.
Click here to find out the winners of the 2017 prize.
The EU Prize for Journalism is the first of its kind in Georgia, recognising works that contribute to promoting a better understanding of the values of the European Union and reflect high standards of journalistic ethics and professionalism. Established in 2012, the prize encourages professionalism and ethical conduct in Georgian journalism, by awarding every year the best work in print, broadcast, online, and photo journalism.
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